Red Admiral puddling

Subject: Red admiral proboscis Location: Troy, VA June 24, 2016 10:25 am I know that the red admiral is not a rare butterfly, but I thought I would submit this picture because you can see his proboscis fairly clearly and really, his antennae are lovely. Signature: Grace Pedalino Dear Grace, Rarity is not a criterion … Read more

Western Sculptured PIne Borer

Subject: Black and gray beetle on Mount Graham Location: Mount Graham, Pinaleño Mountains, Graham County, Arizona, USA April 9, 2014 11:54 am Hi there! I took a picture of this handsome fellow in mid-October at the Lower Twilight Campgrounds on Mount Graham in the Pinaleño Mountains in southeastern Arizona. He was about an inch and … Read more

Our New Favorite Web Site: A Guide to Nabokov’s Butterflies and Moths

Whilst researching Arctiids that might be found in Alaska, we stumbled upon A Guide to Nabokov’s Butterflies and Moths by Dieter E. Zimmer, our new favorite web site.  Though he was born in tsarist Russia, Vladimir Nabokov, most notoriously famous for penning the novel Lolita, probably had the best command of the English language of … Read more

Puddling Lycaean Blues

Subject: Butterflies Location: Eastern Tennessee April 3, 2014 11:39 am HI, These beauties were in abundance on April 2nd in the Martha Sundquist State Forest, and I would love to know what they are. Thank you for your time, Signature: R.G. Marion Dear R.G. Marion, The best we can do at this moment is to … Read more