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 crayfish sits in a white tray
This crayfish (also known as a crawdad or crawfish) was found in Herod Run within Penn State’s Stone Valley Forest!

Archived BOTM Entries