Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Note: All links below point to external sites. Howdy BugFans, Last fall, BugFan Joanne told the BugLady about a fabulous tiger beetle she saw in the dunes at Kohler Andrae State Park, and the BugLady was determined to find one …

The Twelve Bugs of Christmas 2022

Note: Some links leave to external sites. Greetings of the Season, BugFans, Wow! The 10th annual installment of The Twelve (or Thirteen) Bugs of Christmas! The Bugs of Christmas features shots, taken throughout the year, of insects and spiders who …

Tall Flea Beetle

Note: All links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Sometimes, the BugLady gets a surprise as she’s researching an insect, and that was the case this week. She saw a cluster of these pretty beetles when she was on a …

The Missouri Bee-killer, Robber Fly

Note that all links lead to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Robber flies are a very cool bunch of flies that we have visited a number of times in the past. To appreciate the array of sizes and shapes and colors …

Bugs at the End of Summer

Note: Some links below go to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, The general rule of thumb is that if you want to find insects, look at flowers. Even though summer is fading, there are still flowers in bloom. Some Liatris/blazing stars …

Black-margined Loosestrife Beetle

Note: All links below go to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Purple loosestrife is a beautiful plant, with great wands of magenta flowers waving in the breeze. Some say that, like a long list of other invasives, it entered the country …

Rose Chafer Beetle

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 …

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, …

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 …

Bugs without Bios XV

Howdy, BugFans, Bugs without Bios are bugs who have no fan clubs or t-shirts or Wanted posters and who go about their daily lives without attracting too much attention, yet are still worthy of our admiration.. Actually, there probably is …