@bubbles-3000x submitted: Our bug hotel has a Yellowjacket nest! There is one getting a sip of water.. our mosquito population has rly been kept at bay thanks to them! Also some rly nice photos I took of a garden millipede (we have a billion) and an earwig! And my most proud: an ambush bug I spotted on a walk! I’m guessing it was about 5mm long but they are rly interesting! We also have sweatbees (with green head and thorax and striped abdomen!) but they are so tiny and fast I can’t photograph them
Very nice of the wasps to keep those pesky mosquitoes in check! Love the millipede and earwig and ambush bugs are always a super fun find! They are smaller than most people would expect, I think. Thanks for sharing all these pals! Love them..
@loyle-trash submitted: Sister moved to North Carolina and met some inch-eresting friends!
And a Leopard Slug!
Dang, North Carolina seems to be packed with awesome pals. Looks like an American giant millipede (a fav!!), prooobably a yellow-and-black flat millipede,
Apheloria tigana? There are a few species that have similar coloring, but that’s the most common. And the leopard slug!!! What a lovely large friend with an excellent outfit and A+ eye stalks. Thanks for sharing such nice long friends!
Y’all I’m so sad rn. Two of my millipedes died and I just 😭
I love them so much. thank you for the serotonin, friend
One of my millipedes was drinking water on my hand after I fished him out of the water bowl, his name is Killua and he’s baby 🙃
@fifthgrades submitted: not a bug I needed to id but I thought I’d share this photo of my Sonoran Desert millipede who seems to have chewed a hole through his cucumber and fallen asleep immediately after . it was very cute.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE PICTURE. Millipedes are so good I can’t even express it in words. My sweet ivory (RIP) used to go ham on veggie slices and then fall asleep directly on top of them. What a life. Oh to be a long tube, sleeping within a cucumber…the dream…
MY BUGS!!! MY BUGS!!!!
some more adventures today! went to a local park with some waterfalls and i found a fossilized rugose coral and uhhh bryozoans (or is it just more coral…)? but i do know the wonderful american giant millipede that pooped all over my hand when i picked it up :p reminder to always wash your hands after picking up millipedes because they can emit small amounts of irritating chemicals when disturbed!
@dbrowan submitted: I know I’ve sent a few of these pictures before, but these are some of the nice bug friends (+ some tiny shrimps) I met at the insectarium🖤 I’m not sure what the 4th and 5th bugs are though.
Also the butterfly on me in the last picture didn’t leave my neck for over 10 minutes. We had to gently nudge it off before we could leave the butterfly room 😅
You made a butterfly friend!! You must have good vibes. Looooooove the picture with all the bees. And the shrimp!!! I’ve been thinking about getting some shrimp just like those. That millipede reminds me of my poor Ivy that just passed away. RIP, Ivy. Anyhoo I’ll assume you mean the 3rd and 4th photos since the 5th one is a tarantula. They’re phasmids, but I’m not sure on the species without comparing to a bunch of photos. If anyone recognizes them, feel free to comment. :) Thanks for sharing so many pals!
found a millipede today ☺️🐛