A Black Swallowtail named “Blue”

I was outside working in the yard one day when i noticed a pop of color underneath the car. It was a butterfly! I was immediately terrified i’d run him over or hit him with the grill of the car earlier when i’d parked, since that was where i found him, beneath the front of …

A Long Way from Home

i found this alien looking creature in the yard. It was very large for an insect and had these menacing looking pinchers on the front of it. After interviewing friends and neighbors i realized it was a male dobson fly. Though it looked menacing the pinchers were actually meant for use during mating and it …

Mystery Eggs

One day i noticed these eggs hanging from the underside of the porch railing. The last eggs i discovered turned out to be praying mantis and brown widow eggs. I dispatched both of the batches of eggs. Praying mantises grow up and behead my humming birds and orb weavers in order to eat their brains. …