What's That Bug?Have you ever seen a strange new insect that you wanted to identify? I did, a few weeks ago when I was out looking for "The Bench" geocache. I ran into an enormous, slow-flying beetle; it was easily the largest bug I've ever seen in the wild. (Bigger even than the Jerusalem crickets that are common around this area!)
Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera, so I don't know exactly what it was, and the picture on the left is just a random cool photo from What's That Bug.
Even though I never managed to figure out what insect I was dealing with, I still had a lot of fun browsing the information and photos at these bug resource sites:
- What's That Bug (people send them bug photos, they identify the bug)
- BugGuide.net (a large browsable taxonomy of bug photos)
- Entymology Research Museum of the University of California, Riverside (lots of California bug info)