Category: insect video

I heard scratching inside the Polyphemus cocoo…

I heard scratching inside the Polyphemus cocoons (you remember my fat green sausages?!), and I took a peek.

No moths trapped inside. Still troublemakers, just in pupa form. They should be adults any day now!

February 26, 2019

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Well then.

labdibiologia O besouro antes de ser besouro como a gente conhece é uma larva. Alguns besouros são imensos, até mesmo na fase de larva. Este é o desenvolvimento de um besouro-hércules! Deve comer pouco o bichinho… Compartilhem @labdibiologia

This post appeared yesterday but was blocked for several hours due to being labeled as sexual content, so no one saw it.

@nanonaturalist @xarvaxx LOOK AT THIS LARGE LAD! An absolute UNIT!

I KNOW right???? How could you NOT spend ALL DAY just KISSING that LOVELY GRUB???? I would never get ANYTHING DONE

December 19, 2018

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@nanonaturalist what is this guy i love him?

Aaahhhhhhh Belostomatidae!!! Also known as a Giant Water Bug, this is a family of very large (in size) aquatic hemipterans (true bugs). They are also predatory and are sometimes called “toe-biters.” They eat other aquatic insects, but also amphibians, fish, and some birds. And, yes, that’s right, they fly.

Some more info on these friends!

Bugguide [link]

University of Florida Entomology [link]

I have not been so blessed to meet a living one, but I did encounter them in a somewhat unexpected place:

They are good eatings, if you’re into that sort of thing! And look at how EXPENSIVE!

November 20, 2018

I saw this spider wasp in the process of diggi…

I saw this spider wasp in the process of digging her nest in Keller. What is she doing with her head?!

Seen September 29 / Posted October 19, 2018

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In celebration of my HAVING INTERNET AT HOME, allow me to share one of my new babies.

This is a Walnut Sphinx caterpillar. They scream when you touch them. It’s to scare off birds. It works on humans too.

October 18, 2018

More Walnut Sphinx!

The video was from the day he starting digging his pupation hole, so you can’t see his cute little face. Here he is before he turned into a mud-covered piggy:

Triangle face!

A little dirty…

Breaded and ready to cook! (In his pupa)

The adults are BEAUTIFUL little sphinxes:

October 18, 2018

In celebration of my HAVING INTERNET AT HOME, …

In celebration of my HAVING INTERNET AT HOME, allow me to share one of my new babies.

This is a Walnut Sphinx caterpillar. They scream when you touch them. It’s to scare off birds. It works on humans too.

October 18, 2018

TRAFFIC JAM They are SO FAT October 9, 2018

TRAFFIC JAM

They are SO FAT

October 9, 2018

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This is a female scorpionfly (Order Mecoptera) that I caught a couple of months ago. I love the movements on her wings.

I have never seen video of a scorpionfly before!!!

Nose!! Butt!!!

These are only out briefly in early fall, which is RIGHT NOW I NEED TO GO LOOKING FOR THEM!!!!!

Polyphemus moth caterpillars do an interpretiv…

Polyphemus moth caterpillars do an interpretive dance to celebrate the completion of every molt.

September 22, 2018

Newborn Queen caterpillar cannibalizing unhatc…

Newborn Queen caterpillar cannibalizing unhatched sibling’s egg.

August 26, 2018