Gorgeous caterpillar I saw today! Agraulis vanillae..?
Very pretty! And spiky, but harmless. And yes, it’s a gulf fritillary. :)
That’s a pretty natural instinct! Can’t really be helped, I don’t think you should feel bad about it.
spotted these guys meandering around in ohio last fall
You sure caught them at an awkward moment perhaps a little privacy next time they will be so embarrassed
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 :)
This little friend was walking down the street (in Germany), I moved him to the grass instead cause it’s safer there ☺️
Lil caterpillar friend!!! Very nice and long. Looks like a large yellow underwing, they seem to be plentiful lately!
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 :)
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!
Good! I’m glad. And thank you so much for saving a little friend. :)
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!
Yes they provide public bug transportation and that’s very important for the environment
this b i g ol’ cranefly enjoying a bit of shade! and I don’t have small hands!
Legs for dayyyyyyyysssssssssss. No wonder they are so bad at flying, those legs must create incredible drag. Down right adorable, though.
I found something interesting under a see-saw…
Oh, the drama of nature! How will this play out?? Should have stayed and filmed it and narrated a la David Attenborough
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
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!
Sighted in Alabama!!!! This lil fella was on my door in my room!!! :D
A small friend!!! Tell them hello for me :))
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…
this little dude was at the applegate river in oregon! i’m not sure what he is but he was very pretty
This lil friend is a California bordered plant bug. They are extremely cute and I love them. :)