Yellow Crescent Blister Beetle

Subject: Beetle With Ribbons on Back Location: Austin, TX March 27, 2013 11:22 am This bug was near a live oak tree, March 2013 in Austin, TX Signature: Steven Landry Identified. Yellow Crescent Blister Beetle. Thanks 🙂 Hi Steven, We were browsing through the Blister Beetle pages on BugGuide before stumbling upon the Yellow Crescent … Read more

Eastern Boxelder Bug

Subject: What is this bug? Location: Ottawa Canada March 27, 2013 6:11 pm I started to see these bugs last year. They start out as tiny pin head size bugs that are totally red. There are thousands in a nest which looks like a moving bunch of red dots. As they grow they start to … Read more

We’re on Holiday

March 30, 2013 We are on holiday, visiting family out of town.  We have postdated some interesting submissions so that new posts will go live each day of our absence, however, we will not be checking nor responding to any emails, which means we expect to have a huge backlog when we return. Update:  April … Read more

Another California Legless Lizard found in Mount Washington

Luckily we were using a pitchfork instead of a shovel!!! Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California March 29, 2013 We needed to dig in the garden today to remove a dead kumquat tree, when we noticed a shimmery, slithering creature in the freshly turned dirt.  We thought at first it was a salamander, but we … Read more

Zig-Zag Fruit Chafer from South Africa

Subject: Garden bug from South Africa Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa March 29, 2013 6:17 am Hi. I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It is the tail end of summer. I have seen many of the bugs as per attached in the garden. It seems to be around the flowers as opposed to out … Read more