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Beetles alone may well represent 90% or more of the biodiversity on Earth. There should be plenty of fodder for discussion here.

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Poplar Borer [Saperda calcarata] July 15/18 Quispamsis to outside light

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Joanne Savage on Monday. 4 Replies

A rugged looking critter that joined me when I was checking for moths…Continue

Tentative "official" first for NB *Edit: Official*

Started by E. Last reply by E Jul 10. 6 Replies

I found this critter last year (May 30, 2017) but didn't get a sample, and didn't get an agreement on ID from some.  Here, hopefully irrefutably, is a decent overhead picture of a specimen that I…Continue

Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle July 9/18 Quispamsis

Started by Joanne Savage Jul 9. 0 Replies

I wasn't thrilled to find this on my Swamp Milkweed today.…Continue

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Comment by Denis A. Doucet on May 2, 2013 at 11:09

Hi Paul,

These appear to be flea beetles in the genus Altica. Since they are often host dependent, the type of tree they were on can often help with the ID. For example, the Alder Flea Beetle Altica ambiens is very common on Alders and often lead to the skeletonization of the leaves of these tree later in the summer.

Comment by Paul & Kitty Martin on May 2, 2013 at 11:00

Here they are all clustered together....again, they were all over the place, which was not like what it says about the green ground beetle, cause apparently it comes out at night, and this was close to noon.   But it is the closest insect I can find to what looks like it.

Comment by Paul & Kitty Martin on May 2, 2013 at 10:56

So when we were up at Cape Jourimain, these little guys were just out, all over the trees, the birds were just a feeding in the area, so I figured it might be on these guys.



Not sure what they are, I was thinking maybe they are a green ground beetle.  Is this correct? 

Comment by Tom Finck on April 29, 2013 at 10:43

june bugs come out in april the want to be on time,on other hand May beetles or june bugs they must be early but then its almost May so you are right early june bugs

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on November 11, 2012 at 9:43

And yes, I forgot to mention (and I am glad you brought it up again), the book is also AWESOME.

Comment by Dwayne Biggar on November 11, 2012 at 9:40

I will be keeping a copy out of the next order, it's an increadible package for the price, I was expecting a pamplet about the size of a CD case, not the great book that arrived.  

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on November 11, 2012 at 9:36

Dwayne, the entire content from the CD is available on their on-line site, but as individual songs, so anyone can definitely get to know what is on the CD for free. To copy the whole thing and make a CD out of it, one would simply have to take the time and copy each into something like Windows Media and then collate the files. They offer this service free of charge and simply encourage some of the people who use it to buy the book and CD in order to get some of the money back they invested in the project. One can read this story on their website. They knew from the word go that offering all the content on the website would cut their sales. Their approach is obviously not to get rich off the scheme, as it were. SO, I am glad I bought the book/CD for sure, as such efforts to make knowledge of the natural world accessible to as many people as possible is laudable. Makes me want to support them even more, whenever (and however) I can.

Comment by Dwayne Biggar on November 11, 2012 at 9:15

I'm glad you like it, I did order an extra but it's gone already, but the quick look I had while unpacking was impressive.  Let us know what the CD is like...if I were smarter (or sneakier)  I'd have downloaded one first. 

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on November 10, 2012 at 19:20

Anne, I did the same and WHAT a DEAL! I am very impressed by the quality of the book and CD. Lots of stuff to learn this winter!

Comment by Anne Marsch on November 10, 2012 at 18:22

Here is a web site SONGS OF INSECTS:  Just picked up my books from Dwayne today. The Songs of Insects has a CD as well. Very Nice! 


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