Thursday, May 29, 2014

Portage Library to host "Bugs of the Keweenaw" TONIGHT, May 29

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to learn about local bugs and insects with amateur entomologist Lynn Murphy from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, May 29.

Murphy will share her lifelong passion for bugs in her program "Bugs of the Keweenaw." Her slide show presentation will feature some of the many local species of insects she photographed during the summer of 2013. Participants will be treated to up-close details, vivid colors, and surprising shapes and sizes of things that crawl, hop and fly. Some of the slides include little known but amazingly beautiful creatures including the digger bee, oil beetle, jagged ambush bug, common ringlet, phantom crane fly, calico pennant dragonfly, candy-striped leafhopper, giant ichneumon wasp, star-bellied orbweaver, fishing spider with egg sac and more.

Murphy has been fascinated with insects and spiders since the age of ten. Her collection of books of insects of the north woods will be on display for people to look at.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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