Mating Narcissus Bulb Flies

Subject: Loving Bee Flies Location: Andover, NJ May 27, 2015 12:36 pm Hoping you can narrow down an id on these bee mimics. I’m in northwestern NJ and have been seeing these around my garden for the last few weeks. This pair was making a very loud buzzing sound and stayed joined for at least … Read more

Eyed Elater

Subject: Eyed Elater Location: Edwin Warner park, Nashville, TN May 27, 2015 8:50 am I almost stepped on this one at the park and it scared the crap out of me! I identified it using your site and have a good picture of it. It’s contrast stands out a little better than some of the … Read more

Immature Squash Bugs

Subject: Some type of bug Location: San Francisco May 27, 2015 1:53 pm There’s a large amount of these bugs grouped together on a wild plant on the side of a construction site. I thought maybe a stink or squash bug but can’t find a picture of one that looks exactly like these. Signature: Vonny … Read more

Flower Longhorn: Evodinus monticola vancouveri

Subject: black-spotted beetle Location: Olympic Mountains, WA May 27, 2015 12:52 pm Hi, This beautiful beetle flew into the picture as I was photographing the Washington State flower, Rhododendron macrophyllum, in the Olympic Mountains at an elevation of about 3500 feet. I took the picture May26, 2015. Any idea what it is? Signature: gardenjim Dear … Read more

Edward’s Atlas Moth from Bhutan

Subject: Himalayan Atlas Moth? Location: Bhutan, eastern Himalaya May 27, 2015 9:10 pm A former student of mine from Bhutan sent me a photo of what I believe is an Attacus atlas that he collected in the forest near Samtse, Bhutan. Could you confirm the species for me? Many thanks. -Benjamin Sinclair Biologist/Naturalist Jackson Hole, … Read more