Category Archives: Bug of the Week

Bug of the Week: Thurber’s Cotton and Ants

Yesterday we introduced the lovely plant, Thurber’s cotton, Gossypium thurberi. While I was taking photographs of the plant, I noticed some ants. These kind of ants are called rover ants. They are not very big. What are they doing on … Continue reading

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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

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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

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