Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Plus Ten

(Note: All links below are to external websites and leave the UWM website.) Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady mentioned Brown Marmorated/Asian Stink Bugs briefly in a survey of stink bugs ten years ago, and she has been wondering what progress they had …

Bugs in the News X

(Note: All links below are to external websites and leave the UWM website.) Howdy, BugFans, While we’ve been quietly going about our business during this way-too-long pandemic (you know things are bad when you fantasize about going to a board …

Milbert’sTortoiseshell Butterfly

(Note: All links below are to external websites and leave the UWM website.) Greetings, BugFans, When the BugLady started this little enterprise back in the summer of 2007, her main criteria for an episode were that she had taken a …

And Now for Something a Little Different X — Pileated Woodpeckers

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady has been hearing Pileated Woodpeckers recently – a few vocalizations here and there, and a bunch of territorial drumming. Some owls have a very early courtship – Great-horned Owls are already incubating – and some hawks …

Straight-toothed sallow moth

Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady found this velvety, deeply maroon caterpillar at the Land Trust’s CESA site on a fine June day. It’s the larva of a Straight-toothed sallow moth (Eupsilia vinulenta) (probably). (Full disclosure – the experts caution us that the …

Bugs Without Bios XVI

Greetings, BugFans, It’s time again to celebrate the bugs that fly under the radar – bugs that are neither famous nor infamous and that live alongside of us, about whom not much has been written. All three of these species, …

Thick-Clubbed Sawfly

(Note: All links below are to external websites and leave the UWM website.) Howdy, BugFans, Sawflies appear infrequently in these pages, the most recently a year ago, in the person of the spectacular Elm sawfly. The sawflies that the BugLady …

Mayfly Revisited

(Note: All links below are to external websites and leave the UWM website.) Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady thought it was time to give this episode from 2008 a make-over – many new words and pictures. Mayflies, order Ephemeroptera (which means …

Black-Winged Leafwalker (a syrphid fly)

(Note: All links below are to external websites and leave the UWM website.) Howdy, BugFans, OK – the last of the Water Hemlock series (unless/until the BugLady discovers the ID of a really smashing ichneumon wasp that was also working …

Mexican Grass-Carrying Wasp

(Note: All links below are to external websites and leave the UWM website.) Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady will always associate this wasp with the pandemic. In early summer, she got an email from a BugFan who, because she was working …