Tachinid Fly

Please tell us what kind of bee this is…. We live in the Rocky Mtns just west of Denver. Elevation about 9000. Thanks, Terry Tachinid Fly Are you sure? The tachinid on the site looks yellow where this one is so orange and this one hangs on the flowers like a bee….. Ed. Note: On … Read more

Dead Leaf Butterfly

Butterfly ID Dear Bugman, I was trekking in Kasauli (lesser Himalayas) and came across this large 4.5 – 5.5 inches across and was wondering if you could id it for me. Thank you very much. Regards, SAJNEET SODHI Hi Sajneet, This is one of the Dead Leaf Butterflies, perhaps Kallima inachus or a closely related … Read more

Pennsylvania Leatherwing

Bee? Beetle? in Illinois Hi there! I stumbled across your website while looking for something about this insect. I saw it on a flower (the picture included) and thought it was a beetle. I was out collecting some flowers this afternoon and saw a whole bunch of them on some blanket flowers. I looked closer … Read more

Elm Sawfly

Caterpillar @ Presque Isle River Seen: Presque Isle River in MI’s U.P. I did not see this on your site. You couldn’t locate this “caterpillar” because it is not a caterpillar. It is an Elm Sawfly Larva, Cimbex americana, which can be found on Bugguide.

Dysdaemonia boreas from Mexico

Moth ID please Hi Bug man. My 7 year old son turned me on to your site. I’ve been a bug collector all my life and it seems he’s following in my footsteps. I travel quite a bit and am required to pack a net. "Dad, you’ve got a net, right?" Last month I was … Read more

Pandora Moth

Moths I have spent hours searching the Internet and your site and the Holland book you recommended. Two of the attached pictures are of a moth with its wings open and closed; I though perhaps it could be a pine moth. The other picture (sorry it is a little fuzzy) is of a beautiful moth … Read more