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.
Archived BOTM Entries
- September 2021 - Common Crayfish
- August 2021 - Hellgrammite
- July 2021 - Common Eastern Bumble Bee
- June 2021 - Water Penny
- May 2021 - Epeorus Nymph
- April 2021 - Common Stonefly
- March 2021 - Spicebush Swallowtail
- February 2021 - Bumblebee Mimic
- January 2021 - Monarch butterfly
- December 2020 - Rainbow Scarab
- November 2020 - Cuckoo Sweat Bee
- October 2020 - Common Buckeye
- September 2020 - American Pelecinid Wasp
- August 2020 - Halloween Pennant Dragonfly
- July 2020 - Little wood satyr
- June 2020 - Twelve-spotted Skimmer
- May 2020 - Cuckoo Bee
- April 2020 - Drone Fly
- March 2020 - Sweat Bee