New on Featured Creatures! Coastal plain hesperapis (suggested common name)

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Hesperapis oraria Snelling and Stage is a specialized, solitary bee belonging to the family Melittidae (Dasypodainae). Hesperapis… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The tawny crazy ant (previously known as Caribbean crazy ant)

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Nylanderia fulva was previously confused with Nylanderia pubens (Synonym: Paratrechina pubens). Nylanderia fulva is native to South… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The wedge-shaped beetles

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Ripiphoridae are a family of unusual parasitic beetles that are thought to be related to tumbling flower… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The squash vine borer

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris), is a diurnal (active during the day) moth species (Fig. 1)…. Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Wellsina mite

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Hemicheyletia wellsina (De Leon) (Figure 1) is a predatory mite in the family Cheyletidae. The life history… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Io moth

  We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The beautiful Io moth, Automeris io (Fabricius), is one of our most recognizable moths. It is… Read More