Category Archives: Bug of the Week

Bug of the Week: California Patch Butterflies Flying Through

This morning our front yard was all aflutter. Many of our flowers were covered with small orange and brown butterflies. I counted at least eight at once. I recognized that they were California patch butterflies, Chlosyne californica, which in spite … Continue reading

Posted in Bug of the Week, butterflies | Tagged | Leave a comment

Bug of the Week: What is In the Yard

What sort of insect activity did the recent rains and high humidity bring out? 1. A slender bee fly, genus Geron 2. A brightly-marked moth, out in full daylight 3. Yay, the snout butterflies are back! Fall is the time … Continue reading

Posted in Bug of the Week, butterflies, insects, moths | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bug of the Week: Hornworm Mystery

Late summer is an active time for hornworms. Usually hornworms have pale green heads and prolegs. If you look closely, this one has a white head and prolegs. Any idea why?  

Posted in Bug of the Week, moths | Tagged | Leave a comment