Category Archives: Bug of the Week

Bug of the Week: Agave Weevil

My son noticed a beetle on the sidewalk. For once, I wasn’t all that glad to spot an insect. See the long snout that is rather like an elephant’s trunk?  This insect is an agave weevil. Because the adults don’t … Continue reading

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Bug of the Week: Large Orange Sulphur Butterfly

Back in March I found a lovely large orange sulphur butterfly. At the time I speculated it might lay eggs on our desert fern. This week I found this faded specimen. It looks pretty worn. It even has slight tears … Continue reading

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Bug of the Week: Scorpion Under Glass

A few days ago I needed a glass vase for a project. When I pulled it down from the shelf, look who I found inside: Fortunately scorpions can’t climb glass, so it was definitely trapped in there. Although the lighting … Continue reading

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