Sherbet Moth is Rosy Maple Moth

Subject: Moth? Location: Near Tilly Swamp/Conway, SC June 30, 2013 2:18 pm I see these ocassionally on the siding of my front porch in the late afternoon/early evening. Signature: A.B. Henderson Hi A. B. Henderson, Ever since a person once submitted, around 2005, a photo describing the Rosy Maple Moth as looking like sherbet, we … Read more

Carrot Wasp from England

Subject: Is this an Ichneumon? Location: Dorset, England June 30, 2013 12:16 pm Hi, I would be grateful to kniow if this is an Ichneumon? We pictured it in our garden yesterday afternoon in Dorset, England. The body was about 1 cm long, very delicate, plus the length of the probe. It was a very … Read more

Harlequin Flower Beetle

Subject: Harlequin Flower Beetle Location: Texas June 30, 2013 12:15 am A couple of weeks ago I submitted this 1.25” beetle from coastal Texas near Houston. It fell down from the chimney into our fireplace, landing on its back. It couldn’t flip over, and made a very loud buzzing sound as it tried. The attached … Read more

Drone found in Torrance

Subject: Darlene in Torrance: Bee! No, Fly! No, Bee! Location: Torrance, CA June 29, 2013 11:21 am I found a deceased bee today. Conversation in my head: That’s an awfully big bee! No, it’s a fly – look at the eyes. Look how close together they are. That means it’s a male. Or does that … Read more

Gaudy Sphinx Caterpillar

Subject: Black & green bug?????? Location: Paleo Hammock Preserve, GFort Peirce , Fl June 29, 2013 4:09 pm I was out photographing and I came across this unusual caterpillar looking thing with what looks like a tail. Signature: Chet Smith Dear Chet, First we want to compliment you on your excellent photograph of a Sphinx … Read more