March fly

6380  This is a flying beetle that has been swarming in large groups. They have been landing on our houses and vehicles. They are on everything and are everywhere these last six days.( May 31 – June 05) When I go to flick one away it will cling to my finger. They walk fast all the time when not flying around. While on my school bus, they will search out and feed, in groups of four and five, on the dead flies that I have on my windshield.
983 Ennishone Road, DSL de Drummond, NB E3Y1S3 Canada


Number 6380. This is a March fly (Diptera: Bibionidae). They do no harm, but can become nuisance pests when they occur in large numbers. Click here  for more detailed information.

Elm Sawfly

6225 My daycare children found this guy crawling in my lawn. Thankfully, nobody touched it. I caught it in a zip-lock bag & his teeth punctured numerous holes through it. At first, I thought a bald-faced hornet. However, the coloring is off. Just not quite sure what type of wasp/hornet it could be. From Kronau, Saskatchewan

Number 6225 – This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). They lack a sting and are completely harmless; see Click here for more detailed information.