Sunday, January 16, 2011

Redback Part 2 much for going to Australia. :P

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Hall of Shame

Remember I mentioned this some time ago? I know the first 2 candidates that are going on it. One of them will most likely get multiple entries because there's so much to say about them the other hasn't caused anywhere near as much problems in my life. But they're still annoying as fuck.

Still clueless? Come on guess. =) What 2 insects do I almost constantly bash if not on here then on the other insect blog? If you still don't know then I suggest I give you a clue? In Korean though. >:)

빈대 & 바퀴벌레

Surely you recognize them now? If not you'll have to wait a bit longer. As the list with who shall be on it will be revealed at a later time. Keep checking back though.

See you later kiddies!

Friday, January 14, 2011



I will never understand how people manage to get photos like this. It's either luck or extreme skill or a bit of both. I for one can't wait until I get my hands on a camera.

I'm not talking about the professional ones but a decent one. That takes really good pictures and you can put them online.

Why? Well because there are so many treasures around my house and I'm dying to share them with you all. Morning Side Park alone has a shitload of treasures. Last year was a perfect example because I found a Tiger Swallowtail on a button bush. Came out of nowhere. We NEVER get them over here.

Not to mention 20 some odd Red Admirals, Cloudless Sulphers, Eastern Tailed Blues, Silver Spotted Skippers, shitloads of flowers.....God damn it I want them now. *^^*

But it won't be long now. Hellebores are already out.....*shocking* But when they really start coming out (Late March- Onward) I'll be ready. Oh yes I'll be ready and waiting.

Bring it on! ^_______^

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Insect Books

Insect Books 곤충 책들:

*Listing all the ones I have (not including "kiddy" ones but I have those too)

Simon & Schuster's Guide To Insects
Dr. Ross H. Arnett, Jr. & Dr. Richard L. Jacques Jr.
ISBN: 0-671-25014-0

Horrible Science: Ugly Bugs
Nick Arnold
ISBN: 0-590-13858-8

National Wildlife Federation: Field Guide To Insects & Spiders of N. America
Arthur V. Evans
ISBN-13: 978-1-4027-4153-1
ISBN -10: 1-4027-4153-7

*I got this from the library and wasn't able to return it due to circumstances beyond my control. It's mine now. MWAHAHAHAHAHA! >:) *^^*

Jungle Bugs Masters of Camouflage and Mimicry
Bruce Perser
ISBN: 1-55297-663-7

*Was a gift from Theresa many years ago. Gracias!

Hebrew Book
Don't know anything about it other then it was a gift and it's about insects. XD
Will edit later after research.

A Pocket Guide: Butterflies & Moths
Elizabeth Balmer
ISBN: 978-1-4054-8803-7

1000 Facts On Bugs
Barbara Taylor
ISBN- 13: 978-0-7607-6843-3
ISBN- 10: 0-7607-6843-9

Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Butterflies
Paul A. Opler/Vichai Malikul
ISBN- 13: 978-0-395-90453-4
ISBN- 10: 0-395-90453-6

Eyewitness Handbooks: Butterflies and Moths
David Carter
ISBN: 1-56458-034-2

*I uh, took this from a library when I was younger......I was a bad bad child. >:) OCD had a big part in it too and I didn't have much control over it then. X_X

Tiger Moths & Woolly Bears: Behavior, Ecology, & Evolution of the Arctiidae
William E. Carter
ISBN: 978-0-19-532737-3

There will be more to come cause naturally I have many more. *^^* The Hebrew book I will look into later as I have some research on that to do.

Damn the fact I'm not familiar with it. Korean yes (cause I'm learning it) Hebrew nope. ^^; Also once I figure out how to remove the watermark from said pic expect another edit.

Until next time. Expect an edit ASAP, and more lists. *^^*

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

충국 곤충들 "커믹"

This is just too cute! *^^* I wonder what they're saying though. I don't know Chinese. XD

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Zombie Cockroaches

This is.......*no words*. Will be doing further research on said wasp later.

Original Linky: Here

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bugs in Korean! 곤충 한국말! *^^*

Doing this since I'm bored! And since I'm learning Korean I figure why not rant about the buggy part of it. *^^*

Bugs 곤충/벌레:

Bug, Insect: 곤충
Cockroach: 바퀴벌레
Butterfly: 나비
Moth: 나방
Caterpillar: 쐐기벌레
Bed Bug:
큰 망치, 딱정벌레?
Spider: 거미
Water Spider:
Male Spider:
Spider (Mendoza pulchra)
베짱이, 메뚜기
Mole Cricket: 땅강아지
Cricket: 귀뚜라미, (귀뚜리 shortened form)

More to come! *Is also well aware that all in the list aren't insects* :P

Sunday, January 09, 2011


It's about time for another mention of our 8 legged friends. This time Redbacks in the form of videos.......Part 1

Enjoy! Terribly fascinating I tell you. Thank God we don't get these here. :P

Now this is fascinating. I never knew that they catch their pray similarly to another spider I can't think of atm (expect an edit).

And to think of the Redback as a possible import?! 0_0 More to come!

Saturday, January 08, 2011


Just hit the mother load right now.


"Biologia Centrali-Americana" is a GOD SEND! In other words you need to read this.

*Goes to browse*

Friday, January 07, 2011


In Asia they do some pretty crazy stuff with insects besides eating them. :P

Like in Japan they had this "Coleoptera Cock fight" with Herculese beetles and the like by putting different species from all over the world against each other to see which one will win.

Crazy I know but it's entertaining and very surprising.


Sorry it isn't subbed. If I find a subbed version I'll post it.

Priceless. I love this.

Some of these are simply amazing and others will leave you with your jaw on the ground asking "How is this possible?!" Others will make you laugh. XD

Not going to'll just have to watch and find out. *^^*

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

정말 귀엽다 차이니즈 매미 파트1

So cute! Idk what it says cause I don't know Chinese but I had these for a while. I know Korean (learning it......need a tutor) but Chinese? X_X

So if anyone can tell me what it says let me know. *^^*

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Papilio torquatus Entry 2

Papilio torquatus M one of the subspecies since it's not the "typical" one.

Holy. Shit. My theories were right. I dropped a line on my friend's FB and he confirmed my suspicions and canceled any doubts.

To quote Ben:

"Brittany, this certainly is a female P. torquatus. Not only that, but many cases of sexual dimorphism in the Papilio family are a mimicry-related shifts in Papilio females looking to protect themselves by appearing as toxic males or females of other Papilio species. You might want to look into "Mimetic butterflies support Wallace’s model of sexual dimorphism" by Krushnamegh Kunte, Proceedings of the Royal Society B (2008) 275, 1617–1624."

Smh......incredible. I will be looking into that most definitely. I also managed to find out something about them via a Russian butterfly site.

Habitat of the Papilio torquatus stretches from Mexico to Bolivia. Females lay eggs on citrus fruits, which grow to a height of 800 m above sea level.

The males fly swiftly on forest edges and clearings. In the morning they feed on nectar, and in the afternoon rush to the sandbanks of the rivers, where they drink water with dissolved inorganic substances. Females do not leave the shady forests.

Had to edit this a bit obviously. But damn.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Papilio torquatus Entry 1

Female P. torquatus? Or is it hiding something......???

Oh yes there will be another entry on these butterflies. But for now this is just a rant of sorts on a discovery. I'm just ranting theories. I had done some searching on Papilio torquatus earlier today and I wanted to find out more (there isn't anything on them apparently).

What I did find is a site with pictures of the butterfly along with this one in the photos stating that it was a female.......0_0

I don't think so. Unless........leading to this theory I have of they're possibly being....

Sexually Dismorphic Papilionidae

Now there are sexually dismorphic species of butterflies but none of them are Papilionids to my knowledge. In other words Swallowtails. If this is true then this is extreme. As in it looks nothing like the supposed male. Mind boggling.

Head's feeling weird now from thinking on it all. I'll go ask a friend who would most likely know the answer and get back to you. The butterfly in the photo reminds me of cattlehearts and other similarly colored/patterned species.

I smell foul play. But like I say "Never assume anything about the insect world. You'll be proven wrong 99% of the time".

*Goes to drop a line about this on Ben's FB*

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Wasp Video

Amazing video despite a few errors. *^^*

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Rant :P

Working on making up post for January and February. You can thank Cimex lectularius and Blatella germanica for keeping me too busy and stressed to update frequently.

There are also other "forces" so to speak involved in this mess too but it's coming together. I haven't gone anywhere I'm just extremely tied up. Working on doing at least 2 entries a day possibly more when I'm not cleaning or too tired. XD

The "Hall of Shame" thingy is in the works. Guess who's on it? >:)