Pennsylvania Leatherwing

Pennsylvania Leatherwing suns itself, then eats a hydrangea Location: Naperville, IL August 31, 2011 9:14 pm Hello Daniel~ I have these Leatherwings, aka Goldenrod Soldier beetles, all over my hydrangea paniculata ’tardiva’. I understand their larvae enjoy cucumber beetles. All the best to you! Signature: Dori Eldridge Hi Dori, Now that summer is nearing an … Read more

Giant Vinegaroon

is this a tailless whip scorpion Location: Sierra Vista AZ August 31, 2011 5:25 pm Found this in my garage. Is it a tailless whip scorpion? Signature: t8rsage This Giant Vinegaroon, Mastigoproctus giganteus, is classified in the Arachnid order Uropygi while Tailless Whipscorpions are classified in the order Amblypygi.  The Giant Vinegaroon is considered a … Read more

Prairie Robber Fly

hey got a doozy Location: near derby ks August 31, 2011 8:08 pm We have these big guys flying all around our house. At first i thought it was some kind of hornet but I got this up close one just before sundown. I tried looking it up to no avail. Just really wondering. Looked … Read more

Carolina Sphinx

Moth ID Location: London Ohio August 31, 2011 8:40 am Any idea what this guy is called? I’ve done some searching but am not getting anywhere. found it on my pepper plants in central ohio. Signature: MC Hi MC, This is Manduca sexta, the Carolina Sphinx or Six Spotted Hawkmoth, and the caterpillar, called the … Read more