Dogbane Saucrobotys Caterpillars

Subject: Larvae identification Location: Southwest MI August 31, 2016 12:18 pm I have several tent nests on the Prairie Dogbane (I believe this is the plant, though my MIL says it’s milkweed) growing in my front yard. These are silky nests on the leaf ends of the plants, and they aren’t found on any other … Read more

Cross Orbweaver from Canada

Subject: Beautiful spider buddy Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada August 31, 2016 12:53 pm This spider has taken up residence outside of my back door. It is bigger than the picture gives credit. My sons are fascinated by watching it and I would love to be able to give them some scientific information about our new … Read more

Mating Red Shouldered Bugs

Subject: Bug Identification, Philadelphia Location: Philadelphia, PA, (Aspen & 23rd Sts) August 31, 2016 8:13 am Hi Bugman, These bugs are all over the ground under trees and shrubs in our Philadelphia neighborhood. None of us have ever noticed them before but now they’re profuse under the shrubbery and trees surrounding a block-size parking lot. … Read more

Grass Spider

Subject: What is this guy? Location: central NJ August 31, 2016 11:17 am I saw this spider in the gym today and nearly left (I’m not a big fan of spiders). we tried to shoo him out the door but he kept running the wrong way. Finally we convinced him to go outside. He was … Read more

Celery Looper Moth from Canada

Subject: Moth probably, but maybe butterfly? Location: N. Central Saskatchewan, Canada August 30, 2016 8:04 pm I have googled this until my eyes went googly! This probably moth was fluttering in an awkward moth type way, visiting flowers during the daytime yesterday. I am located in N. Central Saskatchewan Canada I was curious as to … Read more