Banded Tussock Moth

Blue & Yellow striped head Tiger Moth? Hi there! This poor little girl (I think it’s female because it’s antennae are narrow and not super-feathery) was banging up against my sliding glass door during last night’s rain storm, while all other more sensible moths were hiding out in dry places. Based on your myriad of … Read more

Wooly Aphids

"Angelflies" Dear What’s That Bug, Thanks a bunch! For the past three days, I’ve been obsessing– even losing sleep– over a mystery insect that seems to have flourished this year. I’ve known about them for the majority of my life, but always by the name angelflies. Being a zoologically obsessed fifteen year-old, I realized though … Read more

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Green metallic beetle Hi again, We have these beetles all around this year again. They run real fast and fly. Could not find in the beetle section, can you help? Thanks again, Art. Hi Art, We have several images of Six Spotted Tiger Beetles, Cicindela sexguttata, that we have posted over the years. They are … Read more

Small Milkweed Bug

orange and black beetle in backyard garden Am enclosing pic of beetle we can’t identify. Have searched books, charts, and net without success. Thanks Cosmo Zipeto Hi Cosmo, Finally that attachment worked. This is not a beetle. It is a True Bug, a Small Milkweed Bug, Lygaeus kalmii. They are immune to the toxins in … Read more

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor – the end of the saga Hi Lisa Anne and Daniel, After a longer break, I want to keep my promise and send the last pictures of the Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton) to you. They were a bit difficult to take, because the pharate pupal stage always appeared early in the morning. The … Read more

Ironclad Beetle

my very special spotted bug I love your website and was just showing it to a friend (you know, slow Friday afternoon at work) who said,"Your unknown bug photo is better than any of these! Or at least as interesting as!" So here I am. I live in central Texas. This is the second consecutive … Read more