Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Drugstore Beetle - Stegobium paniceum
Drugstore Beetle - Stegobium paniceum
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 28, 2013
Size: 2.8mm
Found inside the house.

Unknown Crane Fly
Unknown Crane Fly
Mission Viejo, Orange County, California, USA
March 28, 2013
Trabuco Creek

A revision of the beetles of the genus Myochrous
By Blake D.H.
Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 101: 1-64, 1950

Olla v-nigrum (Mulsant) - Olla v-nigrum
Olla v-nigrum (Mulsant) - Olla v-nigrum
Dick Nichols Park, sw Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
March 18, 2013
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013

coll'ed at UV light

Xanthonia sp. 3 - Xanthonia
Xanthonia sp. 3 - Xanthonia
Dick Nichols Park, sw Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
March 18, 2013
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013

coll'ed at UV light

The species of Xanthonia Baly 1863 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae) in North America east of the Mississippi River
By Staines C.L., Weisman D.M.
Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 103: 157-183, 2001

Osmia  - Osmia clarescens - male
Osmia - Osmia clarescens - Male
Theodore Payne Foundation garden, Sun Valley, Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 27, 2013
Size: ~ 7 mm
Found in Clarkia unguiculata patch ~ 3:00 PM.
My guess is that this is the same species as the female I found cutting leaf nearby:


Molly Rightmeyer Gee thinks this is a pretty good fit for O. clarescens, at least based on hair color pattern. Molly also mentioned that they tend to be "kind of blue-greenish with brassy highlights (esp in male), and rather more white hair than usual except for the dark hair dorsally".

Banded Hickory Borer - Knulliana cincta - male - female
Banded Hickory Borer - Knulliana cincta - Male Female
32.1306, -97.8593, Somervell County, Texas, USA
March 15, 2013
3 of 3 images of this specimen.

Banded Hickory Borer - Knulliana cincta - male - female
Banded Hickory Borer - Knulliana cincta - Male Female
32.1306, -97.8593, Somervell County, Texas, USA
March 15, 2013
2 of 3 images of this specimen.

Banded Hickory Borer - Knulliana cincta - male - female
Banded Hickory Borer - Knulliana cincta - Male Female
32.1306, -97.8593, Somervell County, Texas, USA
March 15, 2013
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
Saw some on previous day and a few later, but this evening had dozens near porchlight in singles and many pairs.

Three images are all crops of the same original to expand detail .