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.


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


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


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)


This dainty butterfly is a checkered white.


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.


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


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


Who can resist a photograph of a queen butterfly caterpillar?


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


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


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

Thank you for playing!



1 Comment

  1. Annette

    Thank you for your great blog. I really enjoy the emails!

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