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Luna moth header/background by Clara McAllister.
Found by @markthegiraffe in NC and they asked for an ID! It looks like an underwing caterpillar in Catocala, but I’m not sure on species. Anyone recognize it? Someone tell iNat to make a caterpillar search feature on their site that would be sooooo useful.
I have two geckos (crested and gargoyle) and they were not interested in these little dudes after a few tries so I decided to transfer them to a critter keeper, feed them fresh veggies and raise them! Last time, I did manage to get one of them to adulthood - his name was Trooper because he was a lost caterpillar for days and then turned up in the living room, surviving many of my pets. He was a deformed moth who couldn’t really fly but he lived for a while on fresh fruits and he now rests in my collection of dead insects.
Ohhhhh a bunch of children! I love them all. I hope they make it to adulthood! RIP, Trooper…
yesterday was a full house! i know the first one is an earwig of some kind, but idk what the other bug could be! it was fairly big tho, i think it was half my thumb long! (italy as always)
Thank you for providing the location every time, my memory is horrible with so many submitters all the time! Beautiful earwig and snail. The beetle looks like a lesser stag beetle. They are very cute! Look at this dude:
after dealing with the spit bubbles left by their nymphs all spring…. the spittlebugs are here
I love spittlebugs!!! They are extremely cute. This one looks like a two-lined spittlebug. The “spittle” that the nymphs encase themselves in for protection is made from excess fluids from the sap they suck out of plants. Cool! Thanks for sharing your friend :)
I haven’t submitted something in a while, but I figured this would be the perfect place to share Bee Buddy!
He’s a carpenter bee living in our fence along with several others of his kind, but I can’t identify the exact species. He looks different from the others, as his abdomen is reddish-brown while the rest have bluish-black abdomens. I couldn’t find anything online about that, or any pictures of a bee with the same color.
I originally found Bee Buddy upside down on our driveway struggling to flip over, and originally used a stick to give him something to grab. Now I’m comfortable using my finger since he hasn’t tried to sting and tends to just climb right up my arm to get a better takeoff position.
I call him Bee Buddy because he’s surprisingly tame and likes to land on me instead of hovering like the rest. He can’t fly well at night, but does just fine in the day for some reason. Here’s some more pictures of him being a pal.
He’s certainly a male since he’s got that white spot on his face. And males can’t sting, since the stinger is a modified ovipositor in females. So he is perfectly safe to handle. I couldn’t say which species specifically without a location to narrow it down. But I love him! Please tell him I said hello :)
i’m in el paso, texas, and my backyard is full of boxelders. boxelders are usually black with some orange markings, one of my friends said this one must be freshly molted to be this color. i think it’s beautiful!
Yes, a freshly peeled angel! Very beautiful. They darken as their fresh new exoskeleton hardens. Thanks for sharing this lovely pal!
One of the cats (the one that actually does any hunting) spotted this sizable skitterfriend on the bedroom wall, and wouldn’t calm down until I removed it.
He (males have the longer cerci-ish things, yeah?) was legit having fun with me, casually ambling a few inches to the side every time I came in with a cup, but not running away. Took me about 10 tries, but I got him safely into the basement.
Any other centipede would’ve run like hell, but it just had to be one that wanted to play at 3 in the morning. As he’s such a mischievous little turd, I named him Dennis.
I’ve never heard that about their last set of legs being longer in males, but I suppose it could be true. I never thought to sex centipedes tbh. Anyone else know? I could google but I’m pretty busy today. Anyway I love this dude! 3am is the best time for a centipede party