The name Pleasing Fungus Beetle derived as they are generally found where various fungi are present. There are many varieties of them, this one is a Gibbifer Californicus species. I found this one in a higher elevation rock forest area where there were many dead trees and various mushrooms present.
Butterflies have three segments, a head, thorax, and abdomen. They have antennae and external mouthparts on the head, six legs on thorax, and organs in the abdomen. Mylitta Crescents are considered a Brush-Footed butterfly, which means like all insects they have the six legs, but the two front legs are very small and covered with… Read More MYLITTA CRESCENT
The Orb-Weaver spider name comes from the round shape of the webs they produce from their non-sticky silk. They are the most common builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs, which are created by the females. They can be found in forests, fields, around homes, and gardens. Orb-weaver spiders have two body segments, eight eyes, and eight… Read More ORB-WEAVER SPIDER
Here are some photos I took while walking around the Bubbling Ponds Preserve. This is another great place to see wildlife, insects, and many different birds. Information from the Northern Arizona Audubon Society website: “The Preserve is part of the Page Springs Fish Hatchery, an Arizona Game & Fish Department facility. Northern Arizona Audubon has… Read More BUBBLING PONDS PRESERVE