Black Color Fly with White Spots on Wings: Black Fly or Spotted Lanternfly

Black flies with white spots on wings might lead some to think of the invasive spotted lanternfly. However, it is important to note the key differences between these insects and basic black flies. The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest native to China, India, and Vietnam, features gray forewings with black spots and contrasting red and … Read more

Parasite or Roughage in Bowel Movement?

When you have been writing about insects for as long as we have been, it is only natural that your readers will write to you about insects (real or imagined) that they have found during their bowel movement. While this topic sounds gross, for some, it can be very serious and literally a matter of … Read more

Asian Tiger Mosquito: Essential Facts and Tips

The Asian Tiger Mosquito, scientifically known as Aedes albopictus, is an invasive species originating from Asia. These mosquitoes have black bodies with noticeable white stripes, making them easily identifiable. Primarily found in southern Ohio, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes can be a nuisance and a potential public health risk. They are efficient vectors for various mosquito-borne diseases, … Read more