San Jacinto Shield-Backed Katydid

Cricket-like insect, red and black Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 8:18 PM Hi, I saw an insect I’ve never seen before while hiking in the San Jacinto Wilderness near Idyllwild, California. I saw the bug this month (November 2008) at an elevation of around 8000 feet. I saw at least five of them scurrying on … Read more

Katydid from Mexico

This bug looks like a green leaf Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 7:12 AM My dogs found this green “leaf” bug on my front walk this morning. I live at Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. The bug was moving very slowly. I don’t know if it was injured when one dog pawed in a little but … Read more

Rain Beetle

Is this a scarab beetle? Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 8:48 AM Dear Folks, Could you please help me identify the beetle in the attached pictures? The closest match I could find was a scarab beetle. For the past few weeks (November) our cats have been bringing these into the house. I can’t remember ever … Read more