Around mid-June there was a drop in barometric pressure, clouds piled up over the mountains and some parts of town celebrated the first showers and even hail. All we got was a partial rainbow that did not quite fit into the same frame as the spectacular raising full moon.
|Male Palo Verde Root Borer, Derobrachus hovorei|
Typical Midsummer Longhorns are the tiny flighty Methia sp. with very short elytra.
Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles) are well represented this time of year, from the tiny very antlike Vacusus confinis that gets through every insect screen, to the genus Notoxus, recognizable by their cowls to Duboisius arizonensis which are unusually big for this family.
|Pachybrachis sp., Hybosorus illigeri|
|Neivamyrmex sp. (Legionary Ants)|
|Vostox apicedentatus (Toothed Earwig)|