Sanborn’s Beewolf

Note: All links below go to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Ever since she read about beewolves years ago, the BugLady has been hoping to photograph one so she could tell its story. She finally found one in the dunes at… Read More

Rose Chafer Beetle

beetle on white flowers

Note: All links below go to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady was surprised, as she trekked across the dunes at Kohler-Andrae State Park one steamy day in early July, to find this small, gangly beetle hanging out on some… Read More

Mid-Summer Scenes

Greetings, BugFans, Summer has reached its half-way point, and the BugLady has been recording the changing of the guard. The adult lives of most insects are brief – four to six weeks for many, and considerably less for some. Bluet… Read More

Red-blue Checkered beetle

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady is always amazed at how masses of Coreopsis flowers paint the Riveredge prairies gold in June, and she’s equally amazed at how few of them are entertaining insects. The books say that that Coreopsis is visited… Read More

Bugs Without Bios XVI

Currant tip borer

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,… Read More

Colorado Potato Beetle Redux

Colorado potato beetle

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

Shore Rove Beetle Rerun

stenus rove beetle

Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady is getting close to 600 of these episodes (probably would have done a few things differently if she’d known). Some are memorable to her because the writing has stood the test of time, others because the… Read More

Summer Scenes

Howdy, BugFans, It’s High Summer, and a lot has been going on out there. Many species have already peaked and disappeared from the scene, assuming, until next year, whatever form they spend the majority of their lives in. Others are… Read More