Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a Happy 2008!

Love you and hope every one enjoys themselves!

Friday, December 28, 2007


Well found out that another one of my hermies passed and I thought that I'd just tell you. I have 1 left now.......

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Bluish Spring Moth - Lomographa semiclarata

Butterfly? Nope this is a moth! When I found this browsing the web I couldn't believe my eyes! Looks like Spring Azure butterfly! Definitely going to look into these more. They're in the family Geometridae so that's a start.

Tell me what you think of it! I love it!

EDIT: Found this:

Family: Geometridae
Common Family: Geometer moths
Food: The larvae feed on alder, Juneberry, cherry, chokeberry, hawthorn, and poplar.
Emergance: This is a day-flying moth and is sometimes mistaken for a butterfly.
Status: Common

Tuesday, December 25, 2007



Sunday, December 23, 2007

R.I.P Again.....

Another one of precious hermies passed today.....I have 2 left now. And I'm worried about them.

My day was hectic because I wasn't feeling well and then to have all this other crap put on me doesn't help one bit.


Happy Holidays!!! And Happy New Year!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

R.I.P :*(

One of hermies passed today and I went into an emotional rampage........ :( I don't feel very good right now. I don't think that there are any words to describe how I felt or feel at this very moment.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Snail Eating Beetles

Just found out about these today and I'm going crazy looking up different species. I'll update this when I get more info.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Clara Satin Moth - Thalaina clara

Another beautiful moth. And not much info on it. They're found in Australia.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Alpine Black Swallowtail Papilio maackii

Beautiful butterfly. Unfortunately the only info I could find was in Japanese ( where I got the photo from ) and when I translated it online it came out as rubbish. You couldn't understand it. :(

If any ones knows any additional info please tell me and I'll put it here with credit to you. Thankies!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Black Widow Palpopleura lucia

Couldn't find any info on these unfortunately. Just a bunch of photos. The one shown here is a male.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Luehdorfia japonica

Another beautiful swallowtail butterfly.

*Cliky for info!*

Apparently the person who wrote this does speak good English. But at least it's understandable.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Glyphodes sp.

Some of my favorite moths in the genius Glyphodes:

Glyphodes actorionalis

Glyphodes perspectalis

Monday, December 03, 2007

Spangled Swallowtail Papilio protenor


"Green, with a yellow collar and brown lichen-like markings. Feeds on Zanthoxylum alatum." (Mackinnon quoted in Bingham.)


"Some pupae are coloured like rough bark, others are uniformly green." (Mackinnon quoted in Bingham.)

From Wikipedia here. More can be found at the site.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Amazing Crab Spider

ANT-LIKE CRAB SPIDER (Amyciaea lineatipes)
The abdomen imitates the head of the familiar "Kerengga" ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) with the two dark dots simulating the ant's eyes.

The cephalothorax is exaggeratedly arched, giving the impression that it is the abdomen of the ant.

The first two pairs of legs are often jerkily held up and down while the spider moves about in an advance-and-halt fashion.

It feeds on Kerengga ants at night. It remains stationary and waits in ambush for some unsuspecting ant to crawl by. On seeing an ant, it pounces on the ant. While holding the ant in its jaws and anchoring itself with a safety line of silk, it falls with the ant.

The silken safety line allows the spider to remain suspended in mid-air where the ant has no chance to mount a counter-attack. The ant soon ceases its futile struggle when the venom takes effect.

From this site. And photo from flickr.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Sericin Swallowtail Butterfly - Sericinus Montela


Has 2 pics

And this is the name of it in Korean: 꼬리명주나비 And the info on it in Korean


꼬리명주나비(Sericinus montela) 여름형 암컷 - Sericin Swallowtail Butterfly

꼬리명주나비 - Sericinus montela (Gray, 1852) - Sericin Swallow-tail Butterfly
나비목(Lepidoptera) 호랑나비과(Papilionidae)에 딸린 나비.

거의 앉지않고 팔랑팔랑 날아다니가만 하던 아름다운 나비. 주로 암컷이 10여마리 정도 눈에 띄었고, 수컷은 달랑 한마리 밖에 보지 못함. 수컷은 검은색이었는데, 절대 앉지 않는 바람에 촬영은 못했음.

대전시 유성구 갑천 상류 지역에 있는 둑방의 풀섶

I translated it and using a translator....does not make any sense so it's not worth posting. It's a pretty butterfly. I'll look for info in English. I had no idea that the info on the site would be in Korean sorry about that.

If you can translate it that would be greatly appreciated.