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Insect-o-rama
Eleven years ago, as a volunteer for the Conservation Department, I suggested to the Naturalist we should create an event that celebrates insects and spiders. I felt there was a serious need for education on the importance of insects and spiders. I pitched ...
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Insect-o-rama
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Colorado Insects----Grote's Underwing
Grote's Underwing Moths ( Catocala grotiana ) belong to the moth family Erebidae . Native to Arizona, Utah, Colorado and other parts out west. Although they are rarely encountered in the Northwest. There are over 250 known species of Underwing moths in this...
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Colorado Insects----Hunt's Bumblebee
On a recent trip to Colorado we experienced gorgeous scenery, beautiful temperatures and very little bug life. We rented a cabin in the higher elevations which meant cooler temperatures and very little 6-legged critters scurrying about. We made several trip...
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Bellamira Scalaris
Wasp mimics come in all shapes, sizes and colors and this beetle is a fine example of one. This is the longhorn beetle Bellamira scalaris. It has no common name that I could find, so I am assuming little, beyond the basics, is known about them. They do a gr...
Bellamira Scalaris
Bellamira Scalaris
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Mosaic Round Sand Beetle
Very little information is available on the beetle pictured here. The Mosaic Round Sand Beetle ( Omophron tessellatum ) is considered common throughout most of the United States and much of Canada as well. I've been photographing and collecting insects for ...
Mosaic Round Sand Beetle
Mosaic Round Sand Beetle
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Pustulated Carrion Beetle
Pustulated Carrion Beetles ( Nicrophorus pustulatus ) in the family Silphidae are frequent visitors to our farm. I encounter them at the white sheet and MV light sometimes in large numbers. Living on a farm means there is often carrion around. This might be...
Pustulated Carrion Beetle
Pustulated Carrion Beetle
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Hairy Rove Beetle
The Hairy Rove Beetle ( Creophilus maxillosus ) is one of the most common rove beetles in the Eastern United States. Although common, they are rarely seen as most people would have no interest in being anywhere near where they are likely to be found.....dec...
Hairy Rove Beetle
Hairy Rove Beetle
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Common Eastern Bumblebee
Eastern bumblebees ( Bombus impatiens ) are one of the most common of all the approximately 50 species of bumblebees that live in North America. The genus name Bombus comes from the Greek word bombos which translates into "a buzzing sound". It is easy to se...
Common Eastern Bumblebee
Common Eastern Bumblebee
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Red Oak Borer
When we think of invasive or damaging insects we generally consider it to be some non-native culprit yet again wrecking havoc in a Country it does not belong, namely ours. Face it, it happens all too often, just consider this, none of the following insects ...
Red Oak Borer
Red Oak Borer
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Stink Bugs
This beautifully colored stink bug is the Banasa Stink Bug ( Banasa dimidiata ). They are widespread throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Many stink bugs feed on plants and still others feed on pests which feed on plants. This particular specie...
Stink Bugs
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