Tag Archives: insect

Featured Creature: Panda Ant

There are some really cute insects out there, and one genus of especially cute insects is the genus Euspinolia, called the Panda Ants. Panda Ants are actually not ants at all, but instead are wasps of the family Mutillidae, commonly called … Continue reading

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Featured Creature: Valley Carpenter Bee

The Valley Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa varipunctata) is the largest species of bee in California, and they are not messing around. They are huge! The females, which are completely black and very dramatic looking, can get up to just over an … Continue reading

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Fun Fact Friday

Monarch butterflies use the sun to navigate on their long seasonal migrations.  Know what body part they use to sense the sun’s location in the sky?

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