Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Beetle - Donacia
Beetle - Donacia
July 23, 2005

Brachinus
Brachinus
Appomattox County, Virginia, USA
July 8, 2005
Caught in a pitfall trap baited with dogfood near the edge of a lake.

Blue - Celastrina neglecta
Blue - Celastrina neglecta
Powhatan County, Virginia, USA
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Boloria bellona
Boloria bellona
Pennsylvania, USA
July 21, 2005

Onthophagus - Onthophagus hecate - female
Onthophagus - Onthophagus hecate - Female
Powhatan County, Virginia, USA
August 1, 2005
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
Side view of head. Can anyone ID this to a species? - Thanks

Onthophagus - Onthophagus hecate
Onthophagus - Onthophagus hecate
Powhatan County, Virginia, USA
August 1, 2005
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
Can anyone ID this to a species? - Thanks

Milesia virginiensis
Milesia virginiensis
Powhatan County, Virginia, USA
September 15, 2005
Size: 2.1 cm long
IDed through guide. One wing measures 1.5cm from the tip to the base of the wing.

Danaus plexippus - female
Danaus plexippus - Female
Powhatan County, Virginia, USA
September 22, 2005

Skipper - Poanes hobomok
Skipper - Poanes hobomok
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 21, 2005
Can anyone identify this skipper?

Nolie

Peachy mating with male of same region - Phidippus audax - male - female
Peachy mating with male of same region - Phidippus audax - Male Female
Hamilton County, Florida, USA
3 of 3 images of this specimen.
Here she is mating with another bryantae color form specimen of the same area. She isn't what I consider a "high quality" bryantae, but the male's pattern is well developed. They should produce similar colored offspring with a wide range abdominal shading. The offspring will have orange markings until they reach adulthood. I've noticed that non-orange type adult audax will not usually have deep-orange or red-orange colored markings as sub-adults but a range of light orange to off-white. If a specimen has the deep-orange spots as a sub-adult, it will not have true white spots as an adult.