Sculptured Resin Bee

Note: Most links leave to external sites.  Howdy, BugFans, BugFan Freda found and photographed this awesome bee in her pollinator garden in August. It’s a distinctive bee, and it has an interesting story. The Sculptured resin bee is sometimes called the… Read more

Wildflower Watch – Swamp Milkweed

Note: All the links leave to external site. Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady is already fantasizing about warm, sunny days in a wetland, photographing Swamp milkweed (and dragonflies), because she loves its color, and she loves being in wetlands, and because… Read more

Golden Green Sweat Bee

Note: All links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Wisconsin is home to between 500 and 600 species of wild bees, ranging in size from today’s sweat bee to bumble bees many times larger (there are about 4,000 bee species… Read more

Red-belted Bumble Bee

Note that all links leave to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, Isn’t this a pretty bee!!! When you aim your camera at a bumble bee, which the BugLady does frequently, you expect to see black and yellow in varying proportions (the… Read more

Closed for June – A Combination of Ingredients

Howdy, BugFans, They are not here in God’s Country (yet), but here’s the latest on Asian murder hornets. The BugLady assumes that there’s a murder hornet horror movie in production somewhere. And here’s a nice visual. But wait! All is… Read more

Closed for June – Insects and Plants

Greetings, BugFans, There’s a “chicken-or-the-egg” question about pollinators—do pollinators adapt to the flowers they visit, or do flowers adapt to their pollinators? Yes, pollinators do visit flowers that are a good fit for their various feeding apparatuses, but in an… Read more