Desert Blond Tarantula

Subject: ???????Brachypelma albiceps (Mexican golden red rump tarantula)???? Location: Sierra Vista AZ June 29, 2012 11:43 pm Found crossing the road tonight. One person said it’s protected and I should let it go. The other said it depends on species. It looks funky – is it a egg sac? Then I must let it go … Read more

Belzebul Bee Killer

Subject: Bug found in San Antonio, TX Location: San Antonio, TX June 30, 2012 2:34 pm My girl friend in San Antonio found this lovely specimen in her garden buzzing around today (June 30, 2012). She asked me to find out what it is and sent me some pictures. Any help would be greatly appreciated … Read more

Royal Walnut Moth

Subject: Unknown moth of some sort? Location: Birmingham, AL June 26, 2012 12:37 pm My husband came across this bug at his place of work, which is in Birmingham, AL. Never seen one like it before. It didn’t move or fly away while he took a picture, so not sure of specifics outside of how … Read more

Mating Walnut Husk Flies in Mt Washington

June 25, 2012 Location:  Mt Washington, Los Angeles, CA We are indulging ourselves because we took some photos of insects while gardening over the weekend and on Monday, and though we have numerous letters provided by readers needing identifications, we decided to post some of our own sightings. These Fruit Flies were putting on quite … Read more