Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Grub photo at Barataria

Back in 2006 I was asked for a photo of a Bess Beetle grub to be used in the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center that was being built. I hadn't had the chance to see it until this year; on the last day of my vacation. We also had a nice time hiking some of the trails. Here are some photos...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Euphoria herbacea

Here is a shot of the Euphoria herbacea I found in West Feliciana Parish in June, and four of the 15 eggs she laid...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dynastes tityus pupae

First Dynastes tityus ("Eastern Hercules") to pupate - two females:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cotinis nitida - pupal cells

This is a photo of most of the pupal cells I uncovered last night -
104 of them...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The first eggs from my second captive bred generation of Gymnetis:

Adult C. nitida

Monday, April 12, 2010

Phasmid hatchlings

I know these are not beetles -but- my phasmid eggs finally hatched. These were from the lone female that Travis spotted during our trip to central Louisiana last summer.