Greater Bee Fly

Never seen this Insect before Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 1:56 PM Got these photos at work. the bug was just sitting there. Someone said it was a bee, but I didn’t think so. Sorry about the quality of the second one. Brian Lee Wilmington, North Carolina, USA Hi Brian, What a great photo of … Read more

Our Angelfish have Spawned!!!!!

Breaking News: 31 March 2009: 8:22 PM Well, we figured out why our Angelfish have been acting so aggressively. They spawned. There are eggs on the leaf of a plant facing away from the front of the tank. We got suspicious because two angels kept cleaning the leaf and they were chasing all fish out … Read more

Oil Beetle

Queen Ant Like Insect Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 9:27 PM I live in the mountains of West Virginia and we see all sorts of strange bugs here. I found this insect crawling through my kitchen about a week ago. I have been trying to do some research to find out what it is, to … Read more

Yellow Legged Tortoiseshell from Iran

Nymphalis sp. From Iran Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 9:30 AM Hi… I found this worn piece of beauty on the first days of spring in Tehran, Iran… It was flying elegantly over the river and sometimes sipping sap from willow barks…I’m doubtful between Nymphalis polychloros and N. xanthomelas… There are a lot of Salix. … Read more

Giant Redheaded Centipede

Centipede Red Head Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:48 AM Just wanted to show off a little something that we found on our latest camping trip at Canyon of the Eagles in Burnet, Texas. One of my daughters saw it and yelled “centipede”. We all gathered to see it and were just amazed at the … Read more

Stink Bug from Portugal

6 legged bug with distintive red pattern on the back Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 2:34 AM I’ve never seen this bug. My parents don’t recognize it. The bug’s body is 7 (+/-1)mm long and has a well defined red pattern on the back. I’ve found 2 in the kitchen at spring start. The weather … Read more