St. Johnswort Beetle

Metallic Green Beetle? Location: About 200’ elevation, 1 mile north of Oregon boarder and 40 miles from Pacific Ocean November 23, 2010 1:59 pm Hello, This is a lady bug sized beetle that I found on a plant that I think is St. John’s Wort. The grass seed was grabbed when capturing the insect. They … Read more

Green Grocer Cicada is First Australian Cicada of the season!!!

Ed. Note: December 1, 2010 Since summer is approaching in the Southern Hemisphere, we are beginning to get more identification requests from Australia.  There are many different species of Cicadas in Australia and they are given very unusual common names.  We hope that we receive numerous photographs of Australian Cicadas this year and hopefully, making … Read more

Alope Sphinx Caterpillar, probably

Erinnyis ello dark form ? Location: Naples, FL November 22, 2010 11:54 pm I knew something was eating the leaves on the papaya but I could not see anything during the day. I found this specimen munching on my papaya at 10 PM on 11/22/10. Temperature was 70 F. I think it is a Erinnyis … Read more