Bug of the Month June 2011: Tachinid Fly

Ed. Note: May 29, 2011 Though this letter was submitted nearly a year ago, we discussed with Frederique Lavoipierre the possibility of making the Tachinid Fly the featured Bug of the Month for June 2011. What is this bug? Location:  Cloudcroft Observatory, New Mexico. September 10, 2010 4:11 pm Hello. I was curious about a … Read more

Cottonwood Borer

not sure what this bug is! Location: Mansfield, TX May 27, 2011 2:19 pm I live in Mansfield tx and I was on the play ground with my class when I saw this bug! It was pretty big & I have no idea what it is or if it’s dangerous. Signature: thanks so much! The … Read more

Swamp Milkweed Beetle

round red and black beetle Location: Northeast Illinois May 29, 2011 9:32 pm Hello. I saw this beetle on my butterfly weed at dusk. It was very shiny, round, highly domed, and larger than a normal ladybug – maybe half an inch across. Can you ID it? Thanks! Signature: Clare Hi Clare, WE are guessing … Read more

Whitespotted Sawyer

Cottonwood Borer?? Location: Catskill, NY May 30, 2011 9:59 pm I Was A Bit Confused When I Seen This Bug…2 People Told Me It Was A Stink Bug, But I Didn’t Know What That Was! So I Just Looked Up Info On Here, And The Closest I Came To Was The Cottonwood Borer. Im Always … Read more