Thursday, September 15, 2011

What Is Bugging TSG

We are striking out in our quest to ID several of these insectoid-type-guys(/gals?) They were encountered along the trail near the wonderful Drakesbad Guest Ranch in the Warner Valley and Manzanita Lake areas of LVNP.

We know we have a pair of Humping California Sisters, a Spotted Tussock Moth caterpillar, and a bristletail. The others have yet to be classified: one looks like a rolly polly on steroids, one is clearly some kind of beetle, and the other might just be a grub. If there are any entomologists out there, TSG welcomes your input!