March 14th is Learn About Butterflies Day. Here are some posts from this blog about butterflies… WHAT ARE ALL THOSE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES?, MORE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES…, SWALLOWTAILS, THE DIVERSE LEPIDOPTERA INSECT.
Here is a Mourning Cloak on an Aspen in northern Arizona. This photos is from my archives, back in 2005. Learn more MOURNING CLOAK.
The Praying Mantis is a common species found in the U.S. and Canada in North America, they are native to Europe. There are over 2,300 species worldwide and 20 in North America. They are voracious hunters that camouflage themselves to get their prey. They attack and eat other various large and small insects including beetles,… Read More MANTIS
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