From the monthly archives: "May 2007"
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paper wasp larva in nest
Hi guys,
Hope your email situation is getting better. I saw something today I’ve never seen before, and I didn’t see it on your site, so I’m sending it in case you’d like to post it. In the paper wasp nest, you can see a few larva in the cells. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks,
Tim
www.WildlifeTheater.com

Hi again Tim,
Our email is still buggy, but your image was small enough to make it through. Thanks for contributing to our site once again. We have linked back to your great site as well.

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Mystery Spider
Hello, This fellow startled my friend after he put his shoe on- which he removed rather quickly. The spider appeared to be fine, but we are not sure what species it is. It is much larger than the ones we see in Georgia, but the photo was taken in Pennsylvania.
Paul

Hi Paul,
This is a Fishing Spider, probably Dolomedes tenebrosus.

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Unidentified Moth
Hi,
Do you have any idea which species this is? I found this moth on the tire of my rental van one morning on the island of Maui. Thanks for your time.
Steve Collinson

Hi Steve,
This is an Oleander Sphinx, and it is found in many parts of the world where its larval food plant, the oleander, grows.

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Hi bugman!
I found this one hanging on my screen door around midnight tonight. I’m in SE Ohio, and all i normally see are the plain ones, so I was pretty curious! Stumbled onto your website, so I thought i’d ask
Karrie

Hi Karrie,
If you had scrolled down our homepage a bit, you would have found that the Luna Moth was our featured Bug of the Month for April 2007.

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Red Admiral
My daughters found this beauty in our yard today – thanks to your site I was able to identify it! Incidentally, my children love your site whenever they find a new bug they ask to ‘find it on the bug page’!
Kris L.

Hi Kris,
Your Red Admiral images are gorgeous. It is wonderful that you captured an open and closed wing view. It is really difficult for us to try to pick our favorite butterfly, but if faced with that decision, we would probably choose the Red Admiral. There are larger, showier and more beautiful butterflies, but there are few with the cheerful personality of this beauty. In our yard, each year a new generation appears, and they definitely exhibit unusual behavior. One of the most charming is sunning themselves on our garden hose in the late afternoon hours.

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Caterpillar Identity
HI,
We live in San Antonio Texas & have 7 of these on one plant . My 4 year old would like to rear it & would like any info . Thanks
Steve

Hi Steve,
Originally we thought this was a Leafy Spurge Hawkmoth Caterpillar, but on May 6 we found an identical caterpillar in our Mt. Washington California garden that we know is a White-Lined Sphinx, Hyles lineata. This is not a final instar caterpillar and this species has at least three different color morphs.

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