Tachinid Fly

Subject: Bee? Location: Mogollon Rim near Payson AZ July 31, 2016 11:03 am Good Morning! I found this colorful insect on a flower in the Tonto National Forest in Eastern Arizona July 30, 2016. We were hiking along the Mogollon rim at an elevation of 5,000 feet. Thanks for your help! Signature: Ann in Arizona … Read more

European Ground Beetle in Alaska

Subject: Beetle ID Location: Anchorage, AK July 31, 2016 10:37 am Although born and raised in Anchorage, this year is the first I’ve come across this beetle. I can not seem to find any Alaskan reference (picture) on the web, so I’m turning it over to you. The sample photo’d was found while working in … Read more

Golden Silk Spider

Subject: What big spider is this? Location: Wrightsville July 31, 2016 4:08 am I saw this spider this morning on Wrightsville Beach, NC. It’s thorax is about 1.5 to 1.75 inches and the legs extend another 1.5 inches. A multicolored thorax (brown with white spots) and legs with dark fur on the joints. Love to … Read more

Squash Vine Borer

Subject: Help ID this bug Location: Imperial, Pennsylvania July 31, 2016 6:36 am I found this bug sitting on a zucchini leaf in my garden, in late July. I’ve been asking around and looking online and cannot find anything similar. I would really appreciate any help you could provide in identifying this bug! Signature: Page … Read more