Bug of the Week: What’s This Bug?

Today I thought I'd dig through the archives and find you a very tricky mystery insect.

mystery-insect-2014

Do you have any guesses what it might be? (I know the photograph isn't the best.)

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In case you were wondering about the insects in last week's post, here are their identities and links to the original posts.

2013-spring-fuzzy-bee-better

This fuzzy little bee is a digger bee, probably genus Centris. It is a type of solitary bee, which means each female digs and provisions her own nest. (Spring is in the air)

2013-checkered-white-adult

This dainty butterfly is a checkered white.

butterfly-on-foot

On my toe is a tropical butterfly I saw during a visit to Butterfly Magic at the Tucson Botanical Garden. It is a brown clipper, Parthenos sylvia. There is also a blue form.

2013-first-monarch-in-yard

We were excited to see the first monarch butterfly of the fall.

2013-hasy-moth

I gave the tiny owlet moth with the rainbow of colors on its wings a second look.

stripy-face-better

Who can resist a photograph of a queen butterfly caterpillar?

2013-asparagus-beetle

I knew the plant was a naturalized asparagus plant when I saw the spotted asparagus beetle.

2013-locust-borer

A sign of fall in the East, this is a locust borer beetle.

2013-jumping-spider

The tiny guy with the big eyes is a jumping spider. You can see more here at this older post.

Thank you for playing!

 

 

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