Ground Beetles are a common and widespread beetle throughout Canada and the United States. They can be found in many habitats including wetlands, forests, desert, and under rocks, leaf litter, or bark. They have forelegs adapted for dirt digging, for hunting other insects or small animals. Ground Beetles adults are nocturnal and are attracted to lights. There… Read More GROUND BEETLE
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