Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

Subject:  Beautiful black bug Geographic location of the bug:  Illinois, USA Date: 06/19/2021 Time: 10:07 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman :  This bug was on my car today and I found it sooo neat! I’ve never seen something like this before! It body from head to tail? Butt? Ending? Was about at inch … Read more

Mating Grape Leaf Skeletonizers

Subject:  Bug ID Geographic location of the bug:  Michigan Date: 07/08/2019 Time: 10:20 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  I found these insects mating on a dutchman’s pipe leaf.  They are black with an orange head – similar to love bugs found in the south; but wings look different and the antenae are longer. … Read more

Six Spot Burnet from Ireland

Subject: Beautiful Insect in Ireland Location: Inch Beach, Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry August 9, 2017 10:17 am Hi again! We saw a few of these bright, almost metallic fliers on our recent hike. Up close, they seem like a type of fly, but would love to know what they are for our next trip there. … Read more

Six Spot Burnett

Subject: Unusual Butterfly ? Location: Monifeith coastal path July 23, 2017 9:25 am Son found this whilst walking along the coastal path near Monifeith, Angus, Scotland.. 23/7/2017 Signature: Brett Hi Brett, Because it is diurnal, and most people associate moths with night, you have mistaken this Six Spot Burnett which is well documented on Animal … Read more

Grapeleaf Skeletonizers

Subject: Grapeleaf Skeletonizer? Location: coastal North Carolina July 18, 2017 9:46 am These small moths were feeding from mountain mint and rattlesnake master on July 15th. I suspect they are Harrisina americana, the grapeleaf skeletonizer, but a friend from the facebook group “Pollinators on Native Plants” suggested they might be the orange-collared scape moth, Cisseps … Read more