Desert Centipede

Scolopendra h. arizonensis? Hi Bugman, My roommate found this beauty digging a garden in the neighbors yard in Gisela, AZ. It is aprox. 9-10 inches long. None of us want to get close enough to measure it accurately. We decided to house it in a 20 gallon aquarium for a little while and observe it, … Read more

Desert Spider Beetle

blue beetles in New Mexico Hi bugman, I just moved to Las Cruces NM from Australia. My husband, 6 week old puppy and I were walking in one of the local arroyos yesterday and we saw what we thought were jewels on the ground. Closer inspection revealed two beetles. One large and one small….roundish like … Read more

Blister Beetles Mating

Tiger Beetle in Sunol Regional Wilderness We found these 2 tiger beetles yesterday (3/29/07) in the Sunol Regional Wilderness park; that’s northern CA, East Bay, but I’m not sure which county. It’s definitely not the 6 spotted tiger beetle. I hope you can identify it. Or, after further searching your site, maybe it is: Cicindela_sexguttata, … Read more

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Dear bugman, This is in response to the folks from Ohio that sent in a photo of the 6 Spotted Tiger Beetle. I’m glad Bruce does recognize its not EAB but I have attached photos I took in the past that might help people ID Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) if they … Read more