June 29, 2010

Name that bug!

Beautiful, isn't it?  I don't think the picture does it justice.  It kind of looks like it has a tile mosaic on it's back.  I thought it was related to a firefly, thus a beetle, but I was way off.  It is an Alianthus-Webworm-Moth.  And, interestingly enough, Indiana isn't listed as a state it is found in.  Ohio is, though, and that is just a stone's throw away.  Bugs are cool in the country!  If you find one and you don't know what it is, insectindentification.org has a handy-dandy database you can search by color and state.

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