Saddleback Caterpillar

caterpillar that stings I found this bug on my blueberry bushes and it stung me. I thought it was stinging nettles but on closer look found this bug. What’s that bug? Nancy Hi Nancy, This is a Saddleback Caterpillar and yes, it does sting.

Whitespotted Sawyer

Hi I am wondering what this bug is? This bug landed on my shoulder while camping in the Rocky Mountains in B.C. and I am very curious about it. Do you know what it is? Thanks, Kara Hi Kara, This is a Whitespotted Sawyer, Monochamus scutellatus. They are found in coniferous forests and according to … Read more

Jumping Spider

Yellow Spider I found this spider in Northern Utah. I have lived here for 30 years and have never seen a fuzzy, yellow-backed, yellow-fanged spider before. Nor has anyone else I have asked. I have attached some photos. The spider had many babies in another section of this plastic cover. Any information you have is … Read more

Crab Spider catches Pipevine Swallowtail

Crab Spider feasts on Pipevine Swallowtail. Hi again bugman, I thought I would share with you another image taken the same day as the puddling pipevine swallowtails I sent in, this one of a crab spider enjoying its pipevine swallowtail lunch. Hope you enjoy it!!! Keep up the great work Michael Hi Michael, We have … Read more

Bordered Patch

Can you identify this butterfly for me Can you possibly identify this butterfly for me? I took this picture in Fort Worth, Texas at the botanical gardens. It was taken on August 26, 2007. I would like to know what it is. Thank you, Kristina Hi Kristina, Your butterfly is a very highly variable species … Read more

American Copper

ORANGE & WHITE BLACK-SPOTTED UFO IN CT GARDEN (8-30-07) Hello, This tiny butterfly appeared in my garden, in Connecticut, today. It is especially fond of the fall asters. I’ve studied your entire butterfly collection and can’t find a match. Please help. Many thanks. Susan B. Naumann Hi Susan, The reason you were unable to identify … Read more