Bug of the Month

Elephant Beetle

With a long “trunk” and horns, it’s not difficult to see how our August Bug of the Month, the elephant beetle, got its name. Much like the pachyderm it’s named after, this enormous arthropod is one giant in the insect world you’ve got to see to believe. Continue reading

Giraffe Weevil

Our July Bug of the Month, the giraffe weevil, holds its head up high in the face of adversity – because it doesn’t really have a choice. Truly eye-catching and combative when necessary, let’s get to know this long-necked insect. Continue reading

Blue Morpho Butterfly

While we’re often amazed by the metamorphosis that a caterpillar undertakes to become a butterfly, the unusual characteristics some butterfly species exhibit are even more awe-inspiring. The Blue Morpho Butterfly, our ocean-colored Bug of the Month, is hiding quite the secret. Let’s find out what it is, shall we? Continue reading

Giant Burrowing Cockroach

The cockroach isn’t an insect people want in their home. They’re creepy, crawly, and could potentially harbor diseases dangerous to humans. So, what makes our Bug of the Month, the Giant Burrowing Cockroach, so interesting that some people invite them into their homes as pets? Let’s find out. Continue reading

Spiny Flower Mantis

The beauty of spring is here, flowers are in bloom, and this bug is right at home among the color-drenched petals. From its deceiving mimicry techniques to its patient demeanor, let’s get to know our vibrant Bug of the Month – the Spiny Flower Mantis. Continue reading

Goliath Beetle

Native to Africa, Goliath beetles are in an exclusive club that comprises some of the largest insects on Earth. From their striped façade to their hefty proportions, let’s get to know our imposing Bug of the Month! Continue reading

Lovebug

This lovebug isn’t the motorized variety. From its mating habits, which are interesting to say the least, to urban legends surrounding their existence, let’s get to know the lovebug, our Bug of the Month! Continue reading

Titan Beetle

This imposing beetle is the stuff nightmares are made of and holds the title of longest beetle in the world! Let’s take a closer look at the Titan Beetle, our gigantic Bug of the Month! Continue reading

Khapra Beetle

These small, furry beetles may seem harmless, but they’re one of the most destructive insects in the world! Get to know the Khapra Beetle, our most unwanted Bug of the Month! Continue reading

Tarantula Hawk

This fearless insect isn’t a weird cross between a spider and a bird, but it does hunt the eight-legged creatures it’s named after. Read on to learn about the tarantula hawk, this month’s Bug of the Month! Continue reading

Bumblebee

These large, furry flyers may not produce as much honey as a honeybee, but they’re still pretty sweet. Get to know the bumblebee – buzzing into our hearts as this month’s Bug of the Month! Continue reading

Glowworm

This fascinating bug can literally light up the night. Journey with us as we get up close and personal with our glimmering, silk-spinning Bug of the Month – the glowworm. Continue reading

Fairyfly

The fairyfly won’t grant you any wishes, but for what it lacks in magical ability, it makes up for it by being the world’s smallest insect. Discover what makes this miniature marvel tick in this month’s Bug of the Month! Continue reading

Rain Beetle

From burrowing and flying skills to an incredibly low-carb diet, read on to learn why the rain beetle is only happy when it rains in this month’s Bug of the Month! Continue reading

Giant Water Bug

Giant water bugs, toe biters, alligator ticks, electric light bugs — whatever you choose to call them, the giant water bug of the family Belostomatidae is as interesting and varied as its many names. Continue reading