One Nice Bug Per Day

One photo (or several photos) of a very nice bug every single day,+ lots of submissions.Submissions do not count towards the one (1) nice bug per day! Hover over photos and click the chain icon to view photographer credits. If you submit a bug you want IDed, please include the location you found the bug!! Luna moth header/background by Clara McAllister.

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onenicebugperday·4 hours agoAnswer
Feel rlly bad because a large bug of some sort crawled on me last night when i was trying to go to sleep and my first instinct was to slap it really hard :(

That’s a pretty natural instinct! Can’t really be helped, I don’t think you should feel bad about it.

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onenicebugperday·4 hours agoPhoto

Big ol’ friend on my couch a while back! Captured him, had a photoshoot, released outside!!

Large!! Fuzzy!! Beautiful!!!! Love this wolfy pal. Hope it lives the most spectacular spider life imaginable.

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onenicebugperday·5 hours agoAnswer
how do i get over my fear of spiders, and how do i safely bring them outside when they get in my house? i think theyre quite cool but i hate killing them or the thought of them crawling on me unsuspectingly.

Here’s my post about getting over bug fear! As for putting them outside, the cup and paper method works the best in my experience. Just put a cup or something similar over them and slide a paper or something similar underneath carefully. I find something like the side of a cereal box works really well because it’s a bit sturdier. Then you have a lid so they can’t get out but you can easily bring the cup outside and tip it over somewhere nice to release them :)

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onenicebugperday·5 hours agoAnswer
Wait is public bug transportation a thing??? I'd be super interested in hearing more :o

I was joking but I feel like there are probably actually bugs who hitch rides on others to save energy or to steal their food, because nature is wild, but I can’t think of any specifics right now! If anyone has read anything about it, feel free to share :)

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onenicebugperday·5 hours agoText
Hi, I found this lil dude on the West Coast of Tasmania and was wondering if u could identify him?

Looks like a moth caterpillar in the Anthelidae family! Based on the face stripe and general fuzziness. Narrowing it down beyond that would be difficult for me, though!

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onenicebugperday·5 hours agoAnswer
Hello! I just wanted to thank you for running this blog because it's helped me get over my fear of all bugs and spiders and things like that. I saved a centipede at work yesterday! My coworker almost squished it but I managed to get it outside before anything bad happened to the little dude!

Good! I’m glad. And thank you so much for saving a little friend. :)

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onenicebugperday·6 hours agoText

Look at this lovely intricate beetleish friend who found us! We escorted him outside. Found in Lousiana.

“Beetleish” made me laugh. Cute. This friend is a true bug in Hemiptera and not a beetle! It’s a white-crossed seed bug. Seed bugs and allies in the superfamily Lygaeoidea are easy to ID because they just about always have a noticeable X-like shape/marking on their back either from their coloring or just how their wings lay, like this:


And without my red X’s, to make it easier to see their markings


:)) Thanks for sharing!

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onenicebugperday·6 hours agoAnswer
HHHHH the millipede is a mite-bus!!! :v

Yes they provide public bug transportation and that’s very important for the environment

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onenicebugperday·6 hours agoText

My dad found a very pretty orb weaver! She looks like she’s made of granite

Adding your other message to this one!

I submitted an orb weaver, but forgot to add it’s size djsjdjajdja it was about .73 cm, so pretty small. Is there a chance it’s a male? I thought the males were mostly long and small instead of round?

Location is more important than size, generally speaking! Although this one is easy enough to identify as a triangulate combfoot, which is in the false widow family. The females are quite small (1/8 to 1/4″) but this is definitely a female. Males don’t generally have the huge round butt. Here’s a male:

Photo by claggy

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onenicebugperday·6 hours agoText

I don’t know what sort of tiny friend this is, but they were hanging out at my front door when I ventured outside, and really brightened my day.

Very cute! Definitely a geometer moth, looks like maybe something in the Epirrhoe genus. Can’t say without a location. An excellent friend, though!

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onenicebugperday·6 hours agoText

Hi! This nice bug was in our garden in Copenhagen, Denmark today. I have never seen a bug like this before, maybe you know what it is?

Yes! It’s a greater bee fly. I made a post about this species a while ago. They are very fuzzy and adorable. As you may have guessed, they are flies that mimic bees. They do this in order to infiltrate solitary bee nests and lay their own eggs near the bee eggs. When the bee fly eggs hatch, their larvae eat the bee larvae. RIP…

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