Bug of the Month

A bumble bee on a thistle.  Image credit: Darya Alvarez, Insect Biodiversity Center

Bug of the Month is a student–run monthly post which highlights the diversity of insects found in Pennsylvania.

Initiated by Entomology graduate student Rachel McLaughlin, this effort combines her passions for photography, entomology, and natural history. BOTM factsheets are currently written and curated by Insect Biodiversity Center graduate student fellow Francesca Ferguson.

Each month we will display a different featured bug of the month right here on this page.  You can view archived factsheets by clicking on the pdf links below.

A differentiated grasshopper sits on top of a wilted sunflower
We are hopping into the new year by highlighting the differential grasshopper, Melanoplus differentialis.

Archived BOTM Entries