Thursday, June 30, 2011


So much epicness! Really tired so I'm just gonna list them all and ramble later:

Cabbage whites
TWO Tiger Swallowtails OMG!
1 Silver Spotted Skipper
2 Lopidea sp. (One landed on me)
2 Eastern Commas
1 American Hoverfly?
Clear Wing Moth!! (Hemaris diffinis or H. thysbe?) Oh. My. God.!
American Bumble bees (Males everywhere on Buckeye bush)
Carpenter bees
1 Honey bee
Hover Fly (Brown not sure of the sp.) *Thinking Pseudodoris clavatis it's very variable
Thrips or beetle larvae in a Datura (?) flower
Spring Azure
Male Mosquitoe or Midge
And a lacewing on my terrace window....♥ Epic!

I'll ramble properly about all of this later. Also the "Great Carpenter Bee Mystery" has been pretty much solved after my observations today. My suspicions about the whole thing have been right all along. Smh........*Major facepalm* There were lots of bees today. My somewhat mystery digger bees, some of which might be mining or plaster bees.

Not too entirely sure. And I won't be unless I catch one (impossible) so the only other option is to get photos (possible since there was one today that was very friendly & photogenic). Not to mention the second tiger swallowtail I saw today was very photogenic and friendly but it wouldn't let me hold it. >_<

Hehehe. That's fine. Someday though...........I hope. *^^* Enjoyed seeing all these and a proper rambling shall occur later since I know someone's wondering what the "Great Carpenter Bee Mystery" is.

And I'll tell you later! ^_______^

Saturday, June 25, 2011


So I FINALLY was able to go back to my beloved park. *Happy sigh* And I saw tons of cabbage whites and carpenter bees. Also a Mining Bee of some sort? Not too sure.

But I finally met someone who could tell me about the plants in Morning Side!! Yippee! This is why this visit was especially epic. =) I've been attempting to find someone for quite a while. So I'm happy to have finally accomplished that. Hoping to meet Joe (that's his name ^^) again someday.

On to the buggies:

Cabbage whites
Carpenter bees
European paper wasps
An Ant (I can't remember where I saw this.......X_X)
Lopidea sp. (a nymph and an adult)

By my house:

A Jumping Spider
A Mirid

Aaaah 모닝 싸이드 오랫만이예요! ᄏᄏᄏ

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

16 Ways To Eat A Cicada


They've all lost their minds.......

Happy Summer! *^^*

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


I'm proud to say I witnessed this. ♥

There were dozens and dozens out twirling around each other so elegantly. I thought nothing of it at first as I thought it was just your typical territorial dance between 2 males. But then there were more doing that same dance and I had to wonder what exactly was going on here?

So I continued to observe them and when I saw some mating that's when I knew what was going on. I got sentimental over it all as I've never had the pleasure/honor of witnessing something so beautiful. I'm extremely thankful. A further more detailed explanation (a.k.a Excited, slightly immature rambling) of it all can be found here.

I also got to hold a Painted Lady. 0_0 I don't need to say anymore on how EPIC this was other then it was flying around the water fountain by the baseball field and it practically walked onto my hand (I had bent down when it landed to see if I could get it on me)! I got to hold it twice.

*Happy happy sigh* I was in great need of this. Thank you & God bless you Lepidoptera.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Random Insecty Things (Links)

8 Odd Ways To Get Rid of Ants

I wonder if I should add a couple of ants to my Hall of Shame list I'll be posting???

Catonephele Images (Butterfly)

I think some of these are wrong......obviously. -_-

Cincindela Online

Amazing! They have books that I would love to have......unfortunately it's a European site with (obviously) European currency. -_-

I wonder if Amazon has any of these books? I certainly hope so!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Microlepidoptera OMG!

Listing the species:

  • Episcada apuleia (Hewitson, 1868) Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru
  • Pteronymia alida (Hewitson, 1855) Mexico to Bolivia including Venezuela,Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  • Pteronymia teresita (Hewitson, 1863) ssp. thabena (Hewitson, 1869) Ecuador
  • Pteronymia dispaena (Hewitson, 1876) Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru
  • Pteronymia teresita (Hewitson, 1863) Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru
  • Pteronymia teresita (Hewitson, 1863) ssp. denticulata Haensch, 1905 Bolivia
  • Pteronymia alida (Hewitson, 1855) ssp. zabina (Hewitson, [1857]) Colombia
  • Pteronymia artena (Hewitson, [1855]) valid name for Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama
  • Pteronymia artena (Hewitson, [1855]) valid name for tigranes Godman & Salvin, [1879] Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama
  • Pteronymia simplex (Salvin, 1869) Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala
  • Pteronymia artena (Hewitson, [1855]) Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia
  • Pteronymia cotytto (Guérin-Méneville, [1844]) Mexico, Panama
  • Pteronymia alissa (Hewitson, 1869) Ecuador, Bolivia, Trinidad, Colombia,Venezuela
  • Pteronymia alissa (Hewitson, 1869) andreas (Weeks, 1901) valid name for andreas of authors Ecuador, Bolivia
  • Pteronymia primula (Bates, 1862) valid name for tenuis Haensch, 1905 Brazil(Amazonas), Colombia
  • Pteronymia primula (Bates, 1862) ssp. auricula Haensch, 1905 Colombia
  • Pteronymia aletta (Hewitson, [1855]) subsp. lilla (Hewitson, 1856) Ecuador
  • Pteronymia aletta (Hewitson, [1855]) subsp. agalla Godman & Salvin, [1879]
  • Pteronymia laura (Staudinger, 1885) Colombia
  • Pteronymia euritea (Cramer, [1780]) Brazil
  • Episcada hemixanthe (C. & R. Felder, 1865) Brazil
  • Pteronymia sao (Hübner, [1813]) ssp. antisao (Bates, 1862) Brazil(Amazonas)
  • Pteronymia medellina Haensch, 1905 Colombia
  • Pteronymia ticida (Hewitson, 1869) Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia,Venezuela
  • Pagyris cymothoe (Hewitson, [1855]) Venezuela, Colombia, Peru. Ecuador
  • Pagyris cymothoe (Hewitson, [1855]) subsp. sylvella (Hewitson, 1868) Ecuador
  • Veladyris pardalis (Salvin, 1869) Ecuador, Peru
  • Velamysta pupilla (Hewitson, 1874) subsp. cruxifera (Hewitson, 1877) Ecuador
  • Velamysta peninna (Hewitson, 1855) Peru. Bolivia
  • Velamysta pupilla (Hewitson, 1874) Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia
  • Aeria eurimedia (Cramer, [1777]) Mexico - Colombia, Guianas, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela
  • Aeria eurimedia (Cramer, [1777]) subsp.agna Godman & Salvin, [1879] Nicaragua - Panama, Venezuela
  • Aeria olena Weymer, 1875 .Brazil to NE.Argentina
  • Brevioleria coenina (Hewitson, 1869) Ecuador
  • Hypoleria lavinia (Hewitson, [1855]) vanilia (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865) Colombia
  • Hypoleria sarepta (Hewitson, [1852]) subsp. virginia (Hewitson, [1853]) Brazil(Amazonas)
  • Brevioleria aelia (Hewitson, 1852) subsp. orolina (Hewitson, [1861]) Brazil(Amazonas), Peru
You know I'll be researching these. Not all at once of course. :P Moderation. *^^*