UConn Extension’s 9th annual Bug Week is buzzing from July 24 to July 29 with programs for the entire family. All ages are welcome to attend and explore the activities and events dedicated to insects and their relatives. Bug Week programs include the following: Join UConn Extension faculty, Spring Valley Student Farm staff and students […]
Do you think that creepy crawlers are cool? How about ones that fly? Are you fascinated with insects and want to learn more about them in a fun way? As the vegetable entomology extension intern, I am working closely with Dr. Ana Legrand to create exciting outreach content for the upcoming Bug Week event ranging […]
Congratulations to our 2021 Photo Contest Winners! We received many excellent entries and our judges selected the following. Winners are receiving prizes in the mail. Here are our winners: View all our entries:
The Viceroy butterfly, Limenitis archippus is similar to but smaller than the monarch butterfly. Viceroy butterflies live in most of the continental United States, southern Canada and northern Mexico. The wing span of the adult ranges from 2.5 to 3.375 inches. The viceroy is a very distinct butterfly for its genus, but can be confused […]
The Bug Week 2020 Photo Contest was an enormous success with a record number of entries. Thanks to everyone who entered photos capturing a wide variety of bugs in nature. Bugs are the unsung heroes of our environment, and photographing them in their natural habitat helps us better appreciate the excellent work they do. The […]
The Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, is the best known butterfly in North America. Monarchs found in North America can be split into the eastern and western monarchs. Those which live and breed west of the Rocky Mountains spend their winters in southern California whereas those who live and breed in the east overwinter in Central […]
The Eastern tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, is one of the most common swallowtail butterflies in the eastern United States. It is widely distributed from New England to the southern Great Lakes and the Great Plains states as well as to Texas and Florida. The Eastern tiger swallowtail is a large butterfly with a 3 to 5.5 […]
The Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona) is a butterfly in the brushfoot family. It can be found in southern Canada, the north central U.S. as well as the northeast and mid-Atlantic states. At this time it is not routinely found in the southern U.S. or Mexico; however, some have reported that it is expanding its range […]
This concludes “Bug Week 2020”, thanks for tuning in and we hope you take advantage of the nice weather to do some exploring outside, you may even end up getting to meet some of these unique critters in person!
Tune in each day this week to learn more about some of the smaller insects and critters that we share this world with!