Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bug Of The Month - Turquoise Emperor Doxocopa laurentia

I couldn't find anything on these except for pictures. I love the Emperor butterflies though. The one shown is a male.

If you have any info on these please tell me! Thanks!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

OMG! Butterflies!

Well I went to the park again and.....OMG! Just read below:

* Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly ( Saw almost as soon as I walked out of my house )

At the Park:

*1 White Egret! ( Never in my whole life have I seen one in person and got so close to it I could see the greenish feathers around it's eyes! Also saw it catch some fish! )

3 Koi Fish

Numerous Cabbage White Butterflies

Numerous Turtles

* A Mallard ( Male )

Nearly cried tears of joy when I saw these. The ones marked with the little stars are the "jackpots".

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Selena!


I went to the park today and I saw all of these:

4 Canada geese
5-6 cabbage whites ( first of the season! )
40-50 bees around a flowering tree ( honey bees, black carpenter bees, and American bumble bees )
2 red ants
1 Earthworm
2 garden centipedes
Numerous turtles at the lake
Numerous Robins ( never seen so many! )

I almost cried when I saw the butterflies and all the flowers. I had a feeling I would see some.

R.I.P 1971 - 1995

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Argentine Ants - Living Devils......Seriously

These things are monsters.

"Carnivorous Argentine ants that have invaded coastal California devour other insects. When that food's gone, the ants become vegetarians.

The amazingly adaptive behavior, detailed in what is the first study of this ant's diet, has allowed the invaders to spread successfully and rapidly."

And the rest of this intriguing article can be found in the depths of Hell.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Velvet worm attack beatle - Onicoforo vs luciernaga

I know it's in Spanish but this how they attack their pray. Awesome! I love these even more now.

Thanks to a friend of mine on AB for sending me this.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

First Bugs Of The Season!

I went out today and it was very nice out. I went looking for insects. I didn't think that I would find anything but when I flipped over one of the rocks surrounding this mini garden thing in the field outside my house.......

.....I found my shinies! ^.^ Made my day sort of. I know I haven't been on here in ages but I'm back so whoever missed me can just hug the crap out of me when they see this post! ^.^

1 Earthworm
1 black fly ( Yesterday )
5-6 pill bugs ( so cute! ^.^ )

So that's what I saw today along with the trees starting to bloom. I love Spring!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008