Saturday, March 26, 2011

Oh~ I want these!

Butterfly Books!


Books on the butterflies and moths of Malaysia, Singapore, & Thailand. I want these. Must go look on Amazon/B&N. Hopefully I can get some.

Can never have enough books. Which reminds me, I have to list the rest of my collection. *^^*


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Miniscule Series - A Cruel World

Sadly this one was non embeddable by request. >:( Nevertheless:

Will be edited once I find one that's embeddable.

Download: A Cruel World

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yosemite Cave Pseudoscorpion (Parabisium yosemite)

This was just "recently" (last year) discovered. And it's also about time for an arachnid entry too don't you think?


Provides info on them in general too. Would post it here but Idk if it's "copyrighted" and I'd get sued or something. :P

Can't risk that. *^^*

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pseudopontia, Pseudopontiinae

Pseudopontia paradoxa. Holy FUCK it looks like a fairy! It's sooo prettyyy! *.*

Oh~ Just discovered these!

Clicky! Also a list of species and subspecies (apparently) here. These are unique among butterflies because while it's considered a true butterfly it lacks the characteristic clubbed antenna!

Remember what I said? "Never assume anything.......blah blah" This is amazing!

So exiciting! Going to see if I can find anything on these. I wonder what the caterpillars look like. I would love to see one of these in person someday.......

Monday, March 21, 2011

BOTM: Cabbage Whites (Pieris rapae)

These really don't need an introduction do they? I mean everyone has seen them yes (whether or not they know the name of them or not) so I guess it's time to educate people then! I'll be learning right along with you as I've learned somethings I didn't know already.

Cabbage Whites (Pieris rapae) are the first butterflies I see here every Spring. Before the Sulphers, Admirals, Eastern Tailed Blues, Monarchs, & Silver Spotted Skippers, these are the butterflies that more or less say "Hello again we've missed you" first. :P

I really would like to know about their biology though. Like what's unique about them in their mating/courtship rituals. Do they have any even? What I have noticed in my observations over the years is that when they really start coming out (I've seen three so far) if 2 butterflies "bump" into each other they'll start spiraling in circles around each other flying upwards.

It's simply gorgeous to watch. ♥ I remember researching that some years ago and learning that that's when 2 males are "fighting" for their territory. One invades the others space and the other is like "get out" and then the "fighting" ensues.

I'll have to re-look that up again and get back to you but for now:

The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also commonly known as the Small Cabbage White and in New Zealand simply as white butterfly. The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and "Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White.

It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and Asia and has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where they have become pests on cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops.

Like its close relative the Large White this is a strong flier and the British population is increased by continental immigrants in most years. Adults are diurnal and fly almost exclusively during mid-day, though it appears as if there is some activity in the later part of the night too, ceasing as dawn breaks.

^ OMG at the last. I had no idea they were somewhat active at night either! But since these came from Wikipedia I'll be doing extra research on that later.

Also as you now know they go by a plethora of other names. Carolina Science lists them as Brassica butterflies due to them feeding and sometimes being a pest of plants in the Brassicaceae family (Cabbages, etc.) which makes sense but I've never seen them listed elsewhere with that name so I find it strange.

I will look into that as well. *^^* Aaahh research again! Feels good. But for now I advice you to do extra research!! Feel free to correct anything here or provide additional info!

Until next time! Must go work on more entries. Rest of info: here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring!


First off I want to apologize for not updating this blog as frequently as I would like. I'm in a rather yucky situation that I can't wait to get out of and atm all the stress has been keeping me from doing alot of things that I normally do.

But don't worry as I vow to complete this month as best I can. Starting with the most recent dates as possible.......or the most important and doing the other ones later as we're already in the middle of April (I will get to that too don't worry)!

I have buggy plans this year too. *^^* I hope that I will get to accomplish them.

Keep your fingers crossed!!! 화이팅~!

4월 13일 2011년

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Oh HELL no........

Warning: NOT for the queasy......

Idk why I even posted this........X_X *Dead*

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tracking Honeybees!

So I went to the park again today and I saw 4-5 more honey bees. So that right there altogether is 10. Honestly I saw more in 2 days then I saw last year! Last year I saw only 3 the whole year! 0_0

This makes me very happy and it gives me hope.

Apis mellifera Count Spring 2011:

03-17-11: 4-5
03-18-11: 4-5
Total: 9/10 maybe more?.....

And in Korean:

Apis mellifera 꿀벌 봄 2011:
317 2011: 4-5
318 2011: 4-5
총액: 9/10 또 과연.....?

꿀벌 축하합니다~ 화이팅 으쌰 으쌰! *^^*

Thursday, March 17, 2011



So Spring came three days early. 0_0

I went to my beloved park and it was rewarding me greatly:

4-5 or more HONEY BEES!

Carpenter Bee

Green Bottle Fly

Some other bee of some sort

*Drum Roll*

A BUTTERFLY! YAAAAAAAAAY! A cabbage white to be precise!

Hooray! Will be keeping track of the honey bees this year!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!




사랑하는 브리타니

생일축하합니다 Korean Birthday song! *^^*

축하해요! 19년후 우와~!