Mining Bees

Tiny Bee or Ant Location: Valley of Fire visitor Center 36°25’47.38”N 114°30’51.01”W February 26, 2011 10:05 pm Took this photo of a critter in a globe mallow at the Valley of Fire state park in Nevada. The flower is about 1cm across. Signature: Just Curious Dear Just Curious, We will try to identify what we … Read more

Scarlet Bodied Wasp Moth

Any idea what this is Location: Florida February 27, 2011 7:22 pm Hi there, any chance you might know what this is? It was found in a garage in Florida 2 days ago. Signature: letter? You found a Scarlet Bodied Wasp Moth which avoids predation by mimicking a stinging insect.


What is this? Location: By my fence in the backyard. February 27, 2011 10:44 am I found this wondering in my yard. It has a stinger on the back but its down right now as I was hovering over it. It tried to strike my dogs a couple of times.. Signature: any way Dear any … Read more

Lubber Grasshoppers from Peru

Grasshopper family group Location: Tingo Maria National Park, Huanuco, Peru February 27, 2011 5:55 am Can you please help with identification of these grasshoppers from Peru? Although they had separated by the time I photographed them, the adult was originally with the group of newly-hatched nymphs and photographed with them by one of my companions, … Read more

Immature Katydid from Peru

Some kind of Orthopteran? Location: Southeastern Peru, Manu Area February 28, 2011 4:03 am I stumbled across this while hiking through foothill forest of Southeastern Peru in Manu National Park around 900 – 1000m elevation. The insect almost perfectly camouflaged itself by fitting its body into a lengthwise cavity in a hollow twig while holding … Read more