Arizona Unicorn Mantis

Mantis Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 12:15 PM Greetings, this perfect little creature was encountered in Southeast Az in September. Crowfriend Chiricahua Mountains Dear Crowfriend, This positively delightful mantis is a Mexican Unicorn Mantis, Phyllovates chlorophaea.  According to BugGuide, it is a rare native species.  BugGuide reports sightings from Arizona and Texas.  BugGuide also indicates:  … Read more

possibly male Giant House Spider

spider Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 6:24 PM I send this photo in during a very busy time for you, so I am not surprised that it received no attention.  Now that it is the middle of the winter,  you might have less e-mail, so I thought I would try again.   I am still … Read more

Earwig from Israel

Identifyi a bug Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 4:20 AM We have this bug in our garden and sometimes in our house. It is about 2 cm long, has 6 legs, 2 tails and 2 front antenas. It is brown/black in color and has 4 yellow spots/dots on its back. I have seen it lays … Read more

Raspberry Crown Borer, we think

Large, wasp-like insect Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 2:46 AM I’ve worked at a summer camp near the Cascade Mountains in Washington for the last three years, and I’ve only seen this kind of insect once. There were two of them on the rocks near the pool, and neither moved at all, even when I … Read more