Sunday, September 30, 2007

......And Finally



Saturday, September 29, 2007

Snail Shells!

See here for more info. I'm telling you they're freaking huge. I'll try to get some pics with the Polaroid camera my mom has. I got them from Central Park. So this post was a brief interruption of what I really wanted to blog about. So they're 2 post for today.

Isn't that wonderful? I know. I'm extremely happy. Any way just wanted you to know. I also saw alot of bees and on huge Hover Fly of some sort along with a cricket and a cute spider.

Wild Olive Tortoise Beetle - Physonota alutacea


Bugguide Info

Info On The Species

The last link was recommended by Bugguide.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Bug Of The Month

Aaaaaaah one of my favorite beetles in the tribe Cassidini ( Tortoise Beetles ) and IMO are soooooo cute! I'm going to do more on these in the following days. They're adorable! The one shown here is the Mottled Tortoise Beetle ( Deloyala guttata ).

And now the info from Bugguide:

Size: About 5 mm.


Adult: Broadly oval shaped. The margins of the pronotum and eytra clear or golden. The elytra usually mottled black and yellow but variable. Some specimens being completely orangish-yellow.

Larva: Dull green, blush along the back covered with broad branching masses of *excrement.

* They do this to hide from potential predators. It makes them look like nothing of interest to any would be predators and who would want to eat something that doesn't look like anything you'd see everyday?

All the rest can be found on Bugguide including this photo and tons of other ones.

Disclaimer: I didn't take this photo and I'm in no way associated with it or the person who took it.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Really Cute Beetle Larvæ!

Just found these right now prior to posting the Bug Of The Month and I think that they're adorable! Don't you? I'll go a hunting for info on this species tomorrow. It's late and I should get to bed. The species is Physonota alutacea.

Last Updated On: September 28th

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Anchor Stink Bug - Stiretrus anchorago

One of the most variable and beautiful stink bugs that live in the USA that I've seen. I really would like to see one in person someday. Bugguide has info on them here.

Similar Species:

Florida Predatory Stink Bug - Euthyrhynchus floridanus

This species is also featured on Bugguide. So go check it out.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Stink Bugs - Chlorochroa sp.

Both the nymphs and the adults of this species are beautifully marked IMO. See for yourself! I'm not going to lie to you. n_n All photos go to Bugguide and the people who shot the bugs. Hopefully one of these days I'll get a decent camera and get some decent photos up.

Someday.....I just hope it's soon. Any way enjoy yourselves! Learn something new!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Cabirus Procas - A Beautiful Butterfly

It's from Ecuador. Unfortunately there isn't any info on them or that many pics for that matter. There's only 1 and thankfully it's a good one as you can see. I'll keep looking for info though. I hope I get lucky. What I do know is that it's a Skipper butterfly.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


I went to the library today and I re-newed my Dragonflies of The World because I wasn't finished reading it yet and I also checked out another book on insects too. I got some names ( and I'll get more ) of some insects that I want to look up on the internet from the book.

So you'll be seeing post about these insects with info and photos of them soon ( I hope that they have decent photos and info on all of them )!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Another Monarch!

I went out today to the clinic and I saw another monarch! YAY! Thank you god!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Almost Done!

I'm almost done reading the book Dragonflies Of The World! I'll let you know when I'm done with it. I also got a bunch more favorite dragonflies and damselflies from it too! And this time I hope at least one of them has decent info on the internet.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dark Fishfly - Nigronia sp.

I like the pattern on their wings and they live in the USA so I hope I see one someday! More info on Bugguide.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Place Holder

I'll find something to put to here.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Leopard Slug Mating

OMG! This is both weird and beautiful! Check it out.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

My Favorite Damselflies - Neurobasis chinensis

Pics of the beautiful Neurobasis chinensis which is mentioned in Dragonflies Of The World. More Damselflies to come! Tell me what you think! And if you're wondering where the fore wings are they're there they're just see through.

Pretty damselflies!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Pretty Odonata

These 2 damselflies are the some of the prettiest I've seen. One is mentioned in Dragonflies Of The World ( I have it ) and the other one I found while web surfing different Odonata. But I think that they're beautiful. What do you think? Which is your favorite?

I also just found out that there's a a yellow spotted ladybug like beetle in the house and I hope I see it again. I think it's a Spotted Cucumber beetle but I'm not sure. It's about the size of my pinkie nail.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

♥ 9-11 ♥

Wishing all the families who have lost a loved one some peace.......Wishing all those who lost their lives happiness in heaven while watching over their families.....God Bless all. ♥


Monday, September 10, 2007

Wish List

A little list that contains the insect books that I want:

♥ Dragonflies Of The World

♥ Garden Insects Of North America

♥ American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Just some random pics of butterflies from my collection of insect and spider pics.

Saturday, September 08, 2007


I saw one of these today when I went out. It was amazing to see one where I live! More info here and god bless monarchs! εĭз

Friday, September 07, 2007

Incredible Spider Webs And Spiders

I can't believe this..... This is insane.......Can you believe that spiders did this? I've heard of this before but never in this quantity. Insane and I wanna go and see it. εĭз

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Adorable Caterpillar

I just found this adorable Tiger Moth caterpillar ( Halysidota sp. ) and I had to show it to you it's so cute. We get them here too and they're variable as well. This is one of the variations. Don't you just want to kiss and cuddle with it?

I love them. They're one of my favorite caterpillars. εĭз

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

My Photos Came

.....but they're crap. :( You can't see much and the ones that did turn out okay don't even give the insect any detail.......and the whole thing cost $38.00 and my mom practically wasted her money on photos that didn't even turn out decent......

Never again. I just hope that I get one of those cameras that aren't disposable because it turns out that they're only good for taking pics of people ( e.g. me ) and Canada Geese that are in the lake at a nature park we went to in 2006. I'll post the Geese ( maybe ) but right now I'm not to happy.

If only I have $38.00 that I could give my mom...... :(

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


I got my own Cbox! So now I can chat with ppl! YAY! Any way just thought I should let you know. εĭз

Monday, September 03, 2007

Interesting Spiders

I found some stuff on a very interesting spider that has the most unusual web I've ever seen! Here's some info and the link that I got it from.

Crytophora spiders build what appears to be a three-dimensional irregular web. At the bottom of the irregular structure is a dome-shaped platform that is actually a non-adhesive orb-web with an exceptionally fine mesh.

Unlike the webs of other Crytophora spiders, the web of this spider is free of debris.

The spider hides in a silken tube in the centre of the web. Egg-sacs are lodged inside this tube.

And here is the link that I got the info from:

There you go! I hope you enjoy it. They have photos on the page of both the web and the spider.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Can You Believe This?

You see this photo? You see how beautiful it is? I got it from bugguide and added it to my photo collection because it's so beautiful. Now the guy that took this shot posted it on bugguide some time ago and now I hear that he wants to frass it!

*Faints* I can't believe this. A beautiful picture of 3 Hackberry Emperors on a tree in the wild and he wants to chuck it in the trash. *Shakes head in disbelief* Well here it has a place where people can honor it for it's beauty where it WILL NOT BE THROWN AWAY and worshiped by people who like nature and photography and for those who just like it.

Disclaimer: I don't own this photo. I didn't take this photo with my camera because I don't have one. All credit for this photo goes to Kenneth Dwain Harrelson who apparently doesn't realize that frassing this photo is a BIG mistake.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Boxwood Leaftier - Galasa nigrinodis

Boxwood Leaftier - Galasa nigrinodis

Identification: The forewings are dull red with light gray borders partway along the leading edge; antemedial ( AM ) line is whitish and zigzagged; medial ( M ) line is inconspicuous; cost wavy forming two shallow concavities where the AM and the M lines begin. The subterminal line is composed of several longitudinal black streaks on the front legs with conspicuous dark tufts of hair at the joints.

Range: Eastern North America ( W00T! )

Seasonal: Adults fly from June to September

Food: Larvæ feed on the leaves of the boxwood ( Buxus spp. ).

And this moth has one of the strangest poses I've ever seen I couldn't tell where the wings started or where they ended! It's in the photo. Tell me if you've seen anything like that before. Go to bugguide to see more photos of the moth. This is where I got the photo from.

I just had to show this to you.....amazing!