Common Bluebottle from Asia

Location:  Laos February 29, 2012 Recently our friend and neighbor Carol handed us a CD with some butterfly photos taken on a trip to Southeast Asia.  Carol did not provide any details.  This lovely Common Bluebottle, Graphium sarpedon, is a member of the Swallowtail family and it is puddling.  We identified the Common Bluebottle on … Read more

Terrified Wolf Spider

Terrified Location: Georgia February 28, 2012 4:18 pm Please help me ID this spider Im terrified he might bite my 3 year old. I’ve killed 2 in my house in the last 3 days. Its the biggest spider ive seen in person ever. 2 friends say it looks like a wolf spider— How do I … Read more

Bed Bug Graphic

Bedbug Educational Graphic Website: bedbugs.org February 28, 2012 4:36 pm Hi there. I just got through designing an educational graphic about bedbugs and was hoping you might consider sharing it with your readership. You can see it here:  http://www.bedbugs.org/educational-graphic/ I realize that it takes time and effort to blog, so I’d be more than happy … Read more

Ironclad Beetle

Southern California Beetle ID? Location: Perris/Lake Matthews/Riverside, CA February 27, 2012 4:50 pm Hi, Seen any of these? Found today on exterior wall. Cloudy weather, 50 degrees F, bug ”sluggish”. Thanks! Signature: Gary Dear Gary, This little critter is an Ironclad Beetle, and it got its name from the incredible toughness of its exoskeleton that … Read more