Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Neuroptera Artical

This is really interesting. I found it just now. Read it and tell me what you think. Here it is!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Royal Palm Bug

I came across one of the most strangest insect life cycles ever! It belongs to the Royal Palm Bug ( Xylastodoris luteolus ). Here is the link to the info on it. The female lays one egg everyday! WOW! Go and check it out it is wierd!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Papilio hermeli and Papilio lowi

Another Swallowtail butterfly I found out about today. Here are some pictures of this beautiful species. They're over 700 species of Swallowtail butterflies and all of them ( IMO ) are stunning in some way. Another Swallowtail butterfly that I found out about is Papilio lowi. A beautiful swallowtail butterfly IMO.

Here is a picture of P. lowi. A male. I'll try and find some decent info on them.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Owl Flies#2

Remember I told you I loved these insects? Well here is more info:

Order: Neuroptera

Includes Lacewings, Antlions, Mantisflies, Dobsonflies, and Owlflies

Family: Ascalaphidae -> Owlflies of many species.

And of course they're insects so whats the use of puting the class insecta? =)

And here is a really good PDF about them!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Owl Flies

Don't know why but I love these! More on these later. Expect an update on the post. It's once again late. =)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Interesting insects

Here is the source of the Treehopper mimicking fly! Amazing right?

And I was once a firm believer that ALL damsel flies didn't have their wings fully spread. How wrong I was!

Sooooooo happy that I learned something new! Aren't you? More soon. No use posting photos this time!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Strange Fly

Yes this is a fly. Strange right? I know. The site I got it from ( I'll post the link tomorrow ) said it was mimicking a treehopper! I don't know why it would do that since treehoppers don't really have that many enemies. I gotta look into that. But I can't really do that now because it's late so expect some stuff on this post and on the one tomorrow tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

White Widows

Latrodectus pallidus The White Widow spider. First thing I said when I found out about these just a few minutes ago on the Venom List ( a forum about venomous creatures mainly arachnids and other venomous invertibrates ) that I'm a member of was "You're joking!" I did a Google search and sure enough came up with the photo and the links below:

Info and links to pictures:

There you go! The proof that they exist and that the photo wasn't a hoax. The link to where I got the photo from is included in the link above. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

More Heliconids

More pretty Heliconids! More on these later got to get some sleep.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Heliconid Butterfly pics

Two of my favorite species of Heliconid butterflies. And here is a link to a site with pics of butterflies from Venezuela which includes many Heliconid butterflies:

Butterflies Of Venezuela!

Sunday, February 18, 2007


1. Ricaniid Planthopper

2. A moth ( Barsine euprepioides )

All from the same site

Saturday, February 17, 2007


I love it when Wikipedia does all the work for me! ^.^ And by that I mean "Look what I found about cicadas!"

So really I don't have much to tell you about them after that! YAY less typing for me! ^^

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

March Flies

Don't know why they're called "March" Flies but I do know that they're related to horse and dear flies all of which the females loooooooooove blood from warm blooded animals particulary horses, deer, and *gulps* humans!..... LOL! But seriously you don't want to get bitten by these or even experiance the begining of it.

I know because I've been almost "completely" bitten by these flies at camp. At the pool at dear flies are EVERYWHERE! and you have to keep dunking under water on certain days to avoid getting bitten. I got some more info on the March flies that live in Australia. But they're just as bad in any area. This is the site I got the picture from containing the Flower Feeding March Fly ( Scaptia auriflua ) from. The males feed on flower nectar ( note that this true for all species AFAIK ).

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

First thing that probably pops into your mind when you're looking at Pink Katydid is "It's real right?" well yes it is real! 100% real. I found it while searching for pink insects. I knew about these for a good while because I'm a member of Bugguide and I've seen quite a few interesting looking insects on the site and in person, but I've never seen these in person. I hope I will because pink is one of my favorite colors.

Any way as I was searching some more on Bugguide I found out that these types of Katydids also come in red! Can you believe that! Here is the proof. Look above! I don't lie! I didn't know that they also come in red! I learned something new today! And here are some links to the pages that I got the photos from:

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Pretty bugs

Caria trochilus a metal mark butterfly. Isn't it pretty? Look forward to tomorrow's post because you will see insects that are pink!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Assassin Spiders

Assassin Spiders are some of the most strangest creatures I ever came across on the internet. I remember coming across an article on them via an insect forum I'm a member of. At first I thought it was some kind of joke when I first saw a picture of one of the nine newly discovered species of Assassin spiders. They said "Nine newly discovered species of Assassin Spiders". So does that mean that they're others out there?

If so how come I've never heard of them until now? I remember thinking that and so many other questions in my mind when I found out about them late last year. After reading the article about them I went crazy trying to find out as much as possible about these spiders. ( This includes pics ). When I did get search results they had only 2 pictures of them. One of them was repeated like a 1000 times and the other one only a few.

This site has a pic of one holding it's pray which is obviously another spider hence its name. So today I decided to go fishing for some more info on them since it's been months since they've been discovered. I found pretty much the same things about them. I want to know about the other species ( if they're are any ) that were apparently "known" before the discovery of the 9 new species.

Any one out there that has further info on these awesome spiders please let me know! Thank you!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Cuckoo Wasp

I found this really really great website on Cuckoo wasp. It has photos, links, videos, lots of info of course, and info on researches and stuff. There is even a News Letter! Here is the link: Go and get yourselves an education! :P

Friday, February 09, 2007


I found this really cool site on Tropical butterflies with really excellent photos. Here it is!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

NZ List of Butterflies

As I promised yesterday here they are:


Vanessa gonerilla


A. harrisi

A. janitae

Dodonidia helmsii

Erebiola butleri

Percnodaimon merula


Lycaena blodenarum

L. faredayii

L. rauparaha

L. salustius

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

NZ Insects And Butterflies

I got 2 emails today from a friend of mine containing a list of New Zealand's butterflies. Also including 2 of her favourite insects. One of these is another Vanessa species too! But the strange thing is when I did a Google search on them it said it was a Red admiral! When the Red admiral's scientific name is V. atlanta! Which got me thinking it must be the New Zealand red admiral because I remember coming across a few sites that had it on there. I'm not sure of the Latin name though.

I'll look into that as well and will get back to you. I'll also update this post tomorrow with the list butterflies my friend sent me. It's late and I've got dinner to eat and then BED! =)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Another Caterpillar

This another one of the pics I got from the site I posted a few days ago. It's a pic of a of a Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar. I was always wondering what they looked like and now I know. I'm going to go fishing for info on these cuties. Expect updates.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Scarlet Tiger Moth

Remember I said that I would post some pics of the moths that I found on the links I provided yesterday? Well the one shown here is a scarlet tiger moth. Isn't it pretty? *Goes off to find more about it* Updates will be posted!

Saturday, February 03, 2007


I found some really cool links on Butterflies and Moths! The first one is awesome! It has pictures of both moths and butterflies and the larvæ and some of the cocoons and pupae.

I love this site so much! I'm putting it in my favorites. I also added some of the photos they have there to my personal collection of insect and spider photos:

Here is another one with butterflies from Venezuela. These are some beauties!:

I also found out about a new species of butterfly ( well it's new too me ) called Vanessa myrinna. Now that is what I call a jackpot! I'll post some pics of one tomorrow along with a list of other Vanessa species.

Friday, February 02, 2007


Wishing Every one a very happy ground hog day! Early spring this year! Pictured here a Faithful Beauty Moth.

Pic taken from Bugguide.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Pretty Moth

I've only seen this one once. But for me it was a special moment. I saw this on the porch of the bunk when I was at camp at night. It was beautiful. I hope I see another one this year. And this year I'll have my camera ready! It's called a confused Haploa Moth ( Haploa confusa ). I've seen other Haploa moths but I've only seen one of these. And they're so pretty.

EDIT: I got the picture up due to the fact that one of the people from the DSL company fixed the problem with the internet cutting of when my mom is on the phone.

Last edited on 02-02-07.