From the monthly archives: "June 2015"

Subject: longhorn flower beetle
Location: baltimore ontario
May 31, 2015 2:35 pm
Hi
Just getting confirmation that this is a longhorn flower beetle.
Beautiful metallic green shell with orange legs.
Was sitting in a tree which had white flowers. May 30,2015
Signature: terri martin

Longicorn

Flower Longhorn

Dear Terri,
Your beetle is indeed a Flower Longhorn in the subfamily Lepturinae, and we have identified it as
Gaurotes cyanipennis, a species with no common name, thanks to images posted on BugGuide where it states:  “Comes in 2 color phases, smooth metalic purple or green. Legs yellow. Elytra smooth, pronotum tapers gradually.”

Flower Longhorn

Flower Longhorn

Subject: What kind of moth is that
Location: Poland
May 31, 2015 12:48 pm
I found this moth ( I think it’s moth) today in my mom garden and I just wondering what kind of moth is that. Thank You Sylvia
Signature: Don’t matter

Lime Hawkmoth

Lime Hawkmoth

This beautiful Hawkmoth is a Lime Hawkmoth, Mimas tiliae, and according to the UK Moths site:  “A reasonably common species in the southern half of Britain, it was most frequent in the London area, where there are still extensive tree-lined avenues. In recent years its distribution has spread northwards and is now regularly found well into North Yorkshire and beyond.”

Lime Hawkmoth

Lime Hawkmoth