Reports from the Field

Bug Lady Blog – Seasonal Sights and Sounds

Greetings, BugFans, It has been a hot and sticky summer (and spring), but hot and sticky seems to agree with bugs.  Everywhere you look, you see adult insects, young insects, […]


Bug Lady Blog – It’s National Moth Week!

Hey, BugFans, It’s National Moth Week!  Right now (July 23rd – 31st)!!  Celebrating the 90% of the order Lepidoptera (“scaled wings”) that are not butterflies!  Moths are diverse, successful, showy, […]


Bug Lady Blog – Arrow Clubtail

Salutations, BugFans, The story begins on the river, two years ago, with flat, tan, elongated exuviae clinging to rocks and vegetation at the water’s edge (the BugLady didn’t know then, […]


Bug Lady Blog – Dancing Damselflies

Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady would like to introduce some sprightly damselflies called Dancers, but first, a short commercial message: The Dragonfly Count at Riveredge Nature Center (Newburg-ish, WI) is Saturday, […]


Bug Lady Blog – Chigger rerun

Salutations, BugFans, So the BugLady has a story that she’s itching to tell (and she’s itching as she tells it).  Here’s a rerun from 2010 that will explain. Today’s “bug,” […]


Bug Lady Blog – Four-spotted Skimmer

Greetings, BugFans, As The Bard once said – “What’s in a name?”  Most sites that discuss the Four-spotted skimmer lead with its name, so the BugLady will, too.  “Four-spotted?  Why […]


Bug Lady Blog – Margined Carrion Beetle

Salutations, BugFans, Carrion and Burying beetles (family Silphidae) have graced these pages before – the BugLady wrote about two different genera seven years ago (Seven! Years!).  You can find that […]


Bug Lady Blog – Nursery Web Spider

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady always enjoys encountering these big, handsome, velveteen spiders – one of them shared a fondness for her rhubarb patch recently.  She has written in the past […]


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