Bristle Fly from Australia: Amphibolia vidua

Is this a bristle fly Location: Healesville, Victoria Australia November 29, 2010 2:53 pm Hello Bugman, I believe this is a bristle fly going on the photos I’ve seen here. This is only the second of these flies I’ve ever seen here after 13 years of living in the area. It was seen in Healesville, … Read more

Desert Spider Beetle

wondering what this bug is Location: 31deg54’42.99”N, 106deg27’20.90”W November 29, 2010 12:05 pm One of my favorite photos. Took this in Aug. 2006 just after a record rain and flood in the desert off the Franklin Mountains in El Paso, TX. The abdomen of what appears to be a type of ant was roughly 1/2” … Read more

Leafy Spurge Hawkmoth Caterpillar from Spain

Catalan, European Moth Caterpillar Location: Catalan Pre-Pyrenees/Pyrenees, Cadí-Moixeró. Near Bellver de Cerdanya, Catalonia. November 29, 2010 5:23 am First of all, thank you for the great work done here. In a hike we went two years ago found a (probably) moth caterpillar of unknown (for me) of unknown type. It was in summer, in the … Read more