And Now for Something a Little Different IX Little Wolf

Greetings, BugFans, Yes – insects make the world go round, but sometimes we turn the spotlight on a different kind of organism (lichens, slime molds, wood frogs, muskrats, etc.). The BugLady wrote this for the BogHaunter, the newsletter of the… Read more

Procecidochares Atra Fruit Fly

Greetings, BugFans, The story of this fly (whose name is considerably longer than the fly itself) demonstrates why the BugLady loves BOTW. Could she dig up a lot of details about how this little beauty lives its life? She could… Read more

Colorado Potato Beetle Redux

Greetings, BugFans, Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, it’s all reruns. Please enjoy this slightly updated episode about a pretty little garden scourge, along with a year-end sermonette. This is the story of The Little Beetle That Could, of a… Read more

The Twelve Bugs of Christmas

Season’s Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady can tell that the Christmas Season has rolled around because the Dr. Who marathon is about to start, and once again, Paul and Mary are showing us how easy it is to concoct showstopper desserts… Read more

Maine Leaf Beetle

(Note: All links in this article go to external sites.) Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady found these (preoccupied) beetles on a trip to Spruce Lake Bog in June. They’re in the Leaf beetle family, Chrysomelidae, which, along with weevils and rove… Read more

Red-Cross Shield Bug

Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady found this beautiful, rosy Red-cross shield bug while she was wandering around at the north end of the Bog on a fine day in May. Once upon a time, she would have been correct if she… Read more

Bugs in the News IX

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady’s file of insect-related media stories runneth over, and it’s time to share. Here’s a potpourri of items on invasive insect species, insect behavior, spectacular insects, and on people discovering new things about insects. Enjoy (fingers crossed… Read more

Square-Headed Wasp

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady is living proof that there’s a big difference between looking and seeing. For years, she’s been photographing these little black and yellow wasps and filing them under “Potter wasps,” but she had an “Oh Duh” moment… Read more

Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly—the Backstory

Greetings, BugFans, One of the dragonflies that the BugLady encountered this summer was a Federally Endangered Hine’s Emerald. Unlike her usual subjects, there are lots of internet hits about the dragonfly, and many are state and federal informational and management… Read more

Phantom Crane Fly Rerun

Salutations, BugFans, Here’s a rerun from August of 2014. What a magical little fly! Most BugFans are familiar with crane flies, those giant, non-biting “mosquitoes” in the family Tipulidae (some of the fall-flying crane flies in the family Pediciidae (the… Read more