Common Darter from the UK

Subject: Common Darter Location: Bristol, UK July 31, 2017 2:05 am Hi bugman! I thought you might like this picture for your archive. It is a male Common Darter – the picture was taken at the same pool I saw the Emperor that you kindly added last week. Signature: Zoovolunteer Dear Zoovolunteer, Your image of … Read more

Indigenous Hawaiian Orbweaver

Subject: BIG spider on Kauai! Location: Powerline Trail, Kauai. July 31, 2017 5:29 pm Hi again, here are the photos of the large web spider I saw on Kauai about three weeks ago (see my previous post). It sounds as if it’s similar to the ones that other contributors have seen. Signature: Malcolm Dear Malcolm, … Read more

Police Car Moth

Subject: Daylight moth? Location: Helena, Montana July 31, 2017 11:51 am Lived in montana all my life. Never seen a moth or butterfly like this one… Doesn’t seem to classify as butterfly or moth clearly. Reminds me of a cinnabar (red tansy) moth in movement. Anyone know? Signature: CandidKlutz Dear Candidklutz, This diurnal beauty is … Read more

Tachinid Fly

Subject: Orange hairy butt fly Location: Central NY, south of Ithaca July 31, 2017 7:53 am I was intrigued by this fly whilst walking my dog early one morning in late July. It was relatively slow moving and stuck around the same plant for a few minutes. It was the size of a large housefly. … Read more