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Welcome to /ins/, the /an/ general about insects

Forest: #1 - Wasps Edition
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>>4226932
i don't think we need to give a thread a silly 'official' slash name or an 'official' thread number to talk about invertebrates.
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The fuck is this, a wasp?
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what do bugs think about
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gigachad mosquitoes
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>>4227237
>dude i just saw the BIGGEST mosquito
ah, nah those are crane fl-
>NAH BRO IT WAS A MOSQUITO
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>>4227358
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>>4227237
We had these in CA, motherfuckers would invade the house every summer. I was afraid of them at first, but by the end of the first month I was catching them in my hand and throwing them outside.
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>>4227233
Eating and not getting their heads chopped off with scissors. Fuck bugs.

Except for bees. They cool. The rest of them are fucking disgusting vermin.
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>>4226932
>/ins/
This is just /invert/ without the coolest bugs
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>>4226932
just bring back /invert/
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>>4227387
rerard
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bros what is this? found in northwestern missouri
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We have one of these visiting our garden frequently. They are so big compared to other bees and very pretty.
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>>4228515
its a bug
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>>4228515
Chinavia hilaris nymph
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>>4228558
Xylocopa violacea
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>>4227430
Sheesh... From the thumbnail it looked like an early Resident Evil model. But, it's still fucking gorgeous.
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>>4227204
Sceliphron - Mud dauber
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I love bugs but I get concerned about the hygiene aspect of being around them. I'm paranoid of them getting in my hair or my furniture.

I really enjoy having my windows open, but even with screens over them, little tiny bugs get through, I think they're called "no-see-ums" or some shit. I wanted to ask, does anyone know how much of a problem they'd actually be? Like, if I left my windows open more often and just allowed no-see-ums to get in, would it be a problem as far as like, them infesting my shit would go?
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>>4227430
myriapods are literally not bugs, else you have to call crabs and lobsters bugs
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>>4232460
Bugs is a colloquial term for a variety of invertebrates. Only midwits think that bug only refers to true bug (hemiptera).
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>>4232472
i would still reserve bug for hexapods, not myriapods or crustaceans, anything thats either scarab, ant, dragonfly, roach, cicada, grasshoppers, and moths
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How come I never heard of Robber Flies until just recently they seem pretty badass
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Have a wool carder bee (I think) from Spain
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Can someone help me identify this butterfly? I saw it in on a wheat field near some wooded hills in central Germany.
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>>4232460
>myriapods are literally not bugs, else you have to call crabs and lobsters bugs
Hexapoda is - with reasonably high confidence - an offshot of crustacea. Crabs and lobsters are much closer to bugs than myriapods.
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>>4226932
i like bugs but why are flies such assholes, bros
there's a million other windows they can go into, and half of them don't have acs with tape and bags
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What is this thing guys? I'm in Colombia.
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>>4232576
Flies in general are understudied and overlooked. There are many cool families of flies. Robber flies definitely stand out as being one of the more charismatic flies, being predators and all.
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>>4234609
Neuroptera. Im guessing you live near a body of water, like a river, lake, or stream.
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>>4232460
>else you have to call crabs and lobsters bugs
I do
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>>4232478
I consider isopods and amphipods to be under the 'bug' term. Makes it simpler at the office, as they are included in amongst the other organisms that we work with.
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>>4234611
I had an encounter with a strange fly
It was spazzing out around the porch light as I was leaving for work
never seen a fly so massive, looked it up on my phone when I got in my car
it was a black horse fly I could have died
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shiny bee
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Fly missing the egg throw.
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>>4234639
the proverbial ointment seems to have been Vanta™ Black™
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I fucking hate insects and have zero empathy toward them. How do I fix this bros? Love animals really.. just HATE snakes, spiders, creepy crawlies, etc
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>>4234977
She tried.
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>>4235043
You don’t need to have empathy toward them. Why do you want to force yourself to do that? I think it is better to just know what they do, and how they benefit you. E.g. some parasitoid wasps would be helping to lower your food costs because they lower the cost of producing food by eating pests that do expensive crop damage. Having an appreciation for the invertebrates that benefit you is better than forcing yourself to have ‘empathy’ toward them like a normie anthropomorphism.
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i dont have a picture because im gay and retarded, but i need help identifying an insect
it was a shell of what im guessing was a nymph of some water bug, (was at a lake) very large, over 4 inches long, looked like a dragonfly
difference was it had a single, very long tube/spike sticking out of its ass
any help would be appreciated, southeast usa
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>>4226932
Insects are straight up badass, they're unseen warriors.
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>>4236497
its probably a dragonfly nymph then
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>>4236497
did it have wings or not?
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>>4228558
that's a heckin' shiny brah, catch it!
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>>4237113
i didnt see any, it was an empty shell
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Found this guy stuck inside my screened porch one morning.
Took him outside but he flew back and just rested on the outside of the screen all day.
I figured it just emerged from its cocoon the night before and was waiting for dusk again.
Flew off finally after sunset.
Pretty sure it was a horn worm that I found on a pepper plant. I usually feed them to my chickens but after finding out they're hawkmoths I've been trying to accommodate them. I found a couple that were huge, like the size of a finger so I figured they were about done and ready to pupae so I put a couple on some tomato plants that were doing poorly anyways.
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>>4236497
I would guess a dragonfly
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Anyone mind telling me what this is?
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>>4238599
Forgot to mention found it in Gulf Coast Alabama, I wanna say it's a type of fly because of the wings but it has the body shape of a wasp, it's about 1 1/2 inches from antenna to leg, didn't wanna kill it because it might be a pollinator
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>>4238599
ensign wasp, they parasitize cockroach ooths
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>>4232576
Love them, they just chill on your hand.
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Fuck wasps. Just fuck them. With a flamethrower.

I want to murder every single one of those assholes off the face of the earth.
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>>4226932
Wasps have infiltrated my garden after probably finding leaf miners/bugs etc. nomming on my herbs. One got into the house and I want to let it go without killing it so it can keep terrorizing garden pests. Is there anyway to do this? I think I'm gonna put on full protective clothing and try to swat it with a broom so I can capture it in a cup or something.
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>>4227430
Jesus christ is this an actual centipede or some CGI bullshit and if it's real what's the species? Might be the coolest looking pede I've seen if it's real
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>>4239371
You could also try waiting until it lands somewhere accessible then putting a cup over it and sliding some cardboard or some shit underneath
>>4235043
In addition to what the other guy said, you could try watching videos of them just going about their business and/or observe them in the wild to see how they behave, I keep some inverts and I find that people tend to lose at least some of their disgust for the animals once they see them just hanging out and living their lives
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>>4239555
I have a Mason jar and envelope (stiff but still flexible) on my porch to catch and release wasps and butterflies.
I have to do it daily.
Wasps just fly away and almost seem grateful.
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cute mantis i found in my garden the other day
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no insect porn, disappointed
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>>4239712
Take a look at these beetles I captured about an hour ago
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Anyone know wtf these are? Wasps?
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>>4239727
mmmm thx
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>>4226932
>one year later
>I still shit my pants when I see a wasp flying near me
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>>4239555
It (a paper wasp) would never leave my blinds and would flee to the ceiling whenever I aggravated it. This morning I snuck up on it with a vacuum and succed it, I left the vacuum bag outside so hopefully it will fly out.
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PSA: Bugs are the agent of The Jew. They must be exterminated at all costs.
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I just found Acherontia moth in my apartment and now I'm not sure if I should be glad to see this quite rare where I am moth, or, as a bit superstitious man, be fucking terrified.
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>>4236583
This is why I kill every bug I see. Being visible means they're questioning my authority and rebellion is imminent.

Except for crickets, they're obviously bard class and are unironically the only thing I'll safely return to the outdoors.
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>>4241604
>they don't leave a few strategically placed spiders near back entrances and specific windows as a hired hunter of more undesirable parasites
pathetic.
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how do i put a grasshopper on my palm?
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>>4241918
Gently
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>>4241969
they hop away
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>>4226932
hey /ins/ can you tell what ticks these are? (I'll post the second next) I'm in East Kentucky and can't figure out what they are
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and the second tick
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>>4241808
Feeding spiders is pretty fun. Way better if what you're feeding it is still alive. Ants are usually the easiest but something will usually turn up by digging up enough dirt. There once was this fatass banana spider my brother and I used to throw other spiders at for spider fight club. Good times
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North East Europe.
what I assume is a European Hornet flew into my room and after some buzzing around it landed in place that allowed me to capture it in a plastic box.
I want to chuck it out the window but its been over 20 minutes since capture and it still seems pissed off buzzing inside and I feel if try releasing it will fly straight back at me.
It was also dripping something onto my floor, yellowish liquid.
/sp/ is telling me I am a marked man and if I release it I will get PHEROMONED and he will come back with friends.
wat do
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>>4241808
Trying to get those useless neets to do anything productive with their lives seems like an uphill battle.
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>>4242360
Here is a better pic of the 2nd. I think it looks like a lone star tick. I cant take a better pic of the first but could of the 2nd
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>>4242408
im retarded, didn't mean to comment to you
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>>4242357
The bloody thing is bigger than a car battery. WTF
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>>4242357
>>4242422
I left it out on the balcony overnight as I went to sleep yo decide in the morning, but when I woke up it was gone.
I placed the battery on the plastic so it doesnt get pushed by wind, but because I did it only on one side wind lifted part of it up and it got free.
Do I expect him to come back with his boys tonight?
side question, how much oxygen do insects use up? I was worried it might suffocate over night in that small box
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>>4242317
>>4242319
Bird ticks maybe?
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I hate ticks. why god? why?
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>>4242357
>>4242745
next time just slide a thick piece of paper under the bottom
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>>4243314
I have been noticing a TON of these in my house lately. What the fuck are they?
If you need more pics just ask
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Tiny Grasshopper
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Bugs are fucking cute and I'm tired of pretending they aren't.
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I'm looking to start an ant colony. I tried once before, but I'm pretty sure the queen I caught wasn't fertilized cause she didn't lay any eggs.
Is there any way to tell if any of these are fertilized? They've been crawling and flying around like crazy all morning, I caught these after it subsided and most of the ants had gone back underground. Northern Europe, for the record.
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>>4245000
I know very little of ants, but maybe it something for you.

Ladies tend to shed wings when fertilized, males don't. Males tend to be smaller. Lasius niger? Since it's the most common one.
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>>4244350
Its blurry as shit but looks to be a weevil
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Mods are asleep, post turing patterns.
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This probably parasitises on the sand mining bees.
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>>4245000
Can't you just buy a queen from a pet shop like people in most of the developed world do?

Anyways, pretty sure she's not fertilized if she still has wings.
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Raised isopods & centipedes for years. Now I'm a mothfag.
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>>4247903
fucking based
i'm a poorfag and my landlord doesn't let me do anything to the backyard otherwise i would totally do this or at least like a bumblebee house or whatever they're called
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>>4247903
oh fuck that's awesome
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Field digger wasp.
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>>4241263
FUCKFUCKFUCK
Again!
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Some carrot wasp.
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>>4226932
Saw this girl at work. Can someone tell me what species is this? Same as OP's?
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>>4248397
Portugal, btw.

>inb4 it's one of those invasive Asian hornets
It's probably that isn't it?
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>>4248399
yeah, looks like an asian hornet
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>>4248403
Imagine being a bee and having to these with these bastards and their massive jaws. Even barelly crouching I could tell the two extremities of this bug are no touch zones.
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I don't know if this is a wasp or some kind of a wasp mimic, never seen anything like it before. It was going around my milkweed patch and kicking the flowers with it's fuzzy legs.
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>>4248424
It's head looks like a moth, but it's hind legs look like a bee's. It seems vaguely similar to a bumblebee robberfly. I have no clue what it could be.
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I hate these fuckers like you wouldn't believe. One of the counts flew head first into my patio door and was laying on it's back twitching. Went outside and swatted the shit out of it. Little asshole.
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>>4226932
Can an anon help me, I told a friend of mine of the parasite Orb Anon, which happend to make a thread on this board some months ago. He said he would craft the said orb. Anyone here who got any news on it? Or screens from the thread?

pic related

Anon had a jar full of ticks and asked what to do
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Found this guy on the porch today.
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>>4250177
Took him out to the treeline.
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made this viv last week, and I was thinking about what to possibly put in it. The tank is a 5 gallon tank and there are some isopods in it already. Originally I was thinking crabs, but thought there could be a cool bug dude I could put in there instead. Any suggestions? Preferably not spiders, but I'm open to anything
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Help on IDing this fucker? Pretty sure it's a velvet ant female but I'm in South Dakota. Aren't I a bit too far northwest for these? It's the second or third one I've seen now. Fuckers move too quick for my phone to get a decent picture.
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>>4250648
velvet ants are spread throughout the entire US
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>>4227360
Enjoy your dengue.
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>>4247903
Is that a hummingbird moth? I only saw one of those for the first time recently.
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>>4250622
Insects and paludariums don't go well together. Terrestrial species are quick to drown if they fall in. You could go outside and catch something aquatic for the water part maybe, like damselfly or dragonfly nymphs, water beetles or backswimmers.
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has anyone raised painted lady butterflies before? the kits make it seem stupid easy. it looks like a lot of fun
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>>4250698
raising caterpillars is very easy. put the feeder plants in a vase, lightly mist every few days and that's about it
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>>4250683
Its fairly shallow, but yeah I was thinking the same kinda thing. The isopods have managed to be ok so far, so I'll probably just keep being entertained by them for now
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> sitting outside on my patio, enjoying a cloudy, cool, rain filled day here
> sipping a good beer
> petting my dogs
> hear buzzing
> see this absolute unit pollinating
There is hope bros. HE THICC. Bees are awesome. :)
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>https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/07/26/world/murder-hornet-new-name-scn/index.html
Am I racist for my bug tism rage maxing out in response to this sophistry? Asia is a continent, not a people. Being able to describe the traditional range of a creature using its name is useful. This makes me think that the Asian Hornet is gonna be endemic to North America soon, and they don't want us to be able to point fingers (justly) for blame.
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katydids are cool
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>>4252860
I get it but actually them naming it the Asian Hornet filled me with respect. Like damn, bugs are that big over there? Holy fuck. Respect.
Reminds me of a scene from The Romance of the 3 Kingdoms. Cao Cao was just a lowly guy. But he became a great ruler. Then his son? Was pretty much obsessed with Pokemon. He'd just hang out with his buddies and have Insect Fights.
They must've been pretty big insects. Obviously his dad was pissed because he wanted him to grow to be a capable heir or whatever.
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>>4232967
Landkärtchen in der 2.(Sommer-)Generation
Araschnia levana
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This boi skulking on my basil. Anyone know what it is?
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>>4255592
Side view
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>>4253469
here's a nymph i found a few days back
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>>4227237
looks like it has four wings
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>>4255592
>>4255596
Looks like an assassin bug of some sort
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I love these cute little vermin
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>>4226932
>get drunk
>leave used tampon in the shower
>wake up
>it’s covered in ants

What the fuck
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>>4257140
That's disgusting.
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>>4257140
vile
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Look at this wonderful bastard I found a couple months ago
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Not sure this is the best place to ask but I think I'll get better answers here.

I started an isopod enclosure in a tub and I noticed some fuzz appear last week. The fuzz seems to only be on pieces of wood chips and I found some on a corner of newspaper thats sticking up in the corner.

I have the very bottom lined with newspaper, then rocks for drainage and some small charcoal chucks tossed around the bigger rocks, and on top of that is another later of newspaper, followed by the dirt/soil mix.

Should I remove the fuzzy wood because its mold or is it just from the wood/paper decaying and breaking down and leave it in?

I only put around 5 isopods in there that I found outside and thought they all died because I couldn't find them, but I've started seeing babies and I don't want to accidentally kill them from my idiocy.

Pic is from the enclosure, not the best angle but I tried to focus on the fuzz in the middle
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>>4232576
Robber Flies are based as fuck.
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>>4257740
Just don't let it be too moist. Which it probably is right now. Give them a spot that is dryer than the rest and a wet spot with moss and just a better water holding substrate. They can keep them themselves moist if needed. From looking where they go you can find out what they want in time. Keep dry part near the most ventilated spot.
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reminder to kill wasps
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>>4253714
Thanks, I just brute-forced the ID at some point, but the answer is still appreciated
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>>4257140
Gotta get that protein somehow
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Still getting a lot of these.
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I feel like these guys could be worth billions once bug farms become normal.
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I saw a bug.
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What kind of spider is this? Georgia, USA.
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>>4226932
Looking to get a mantis, what are some unique or cool species I might find at a reptile/exotic pet convention?
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>>4250622
one of those giant water bugs? honestly vampire crabs
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>>4259997
Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii, Phyllocrania paradoxa, Hymenopus coronatus, Creobroter sp., Deroplatys sp., Tarachodula pantherina, Blepharopsis mendica, Heterochaeta orientalis, Popa spurca

Good chance you'll see some of them sold at an expo.
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>>4260214
Thank you! I'll look into which one is best for my set up
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An Earwig head has a line along the dorsal that apparently serves as an anchor for their head exoskeleton. However,it looks like someone scarred his head with an axe and I can't see it as anything else.
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What type of catapillar is this? what kind of butterfly/moth will it become. (In The Netherlands)
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>>4259868
looks like a giant ichneumon wasp. there's probably a paralyzed larva of a woodboring wasp inside that tree that she's using for her young
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>>4261076
Ik weet niet de wetenschappelijke naam maar ik noem het een dikke zwarte
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>>4261076
Deilephila elpenor. If you want to casually identify bugs use obsidentify in NL.
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>>4250622

That toe biter will attack anything that moves in its enclosure. It might leave tiny insects alone but certainty any crab will be attacked and probably eaten.
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>>4261111
checked and insecked
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casually ruins your walk.
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Apparently it's Enerald June Bug Breeding Day.
I'm usually excited when I find just one of these guys but today there must be a hundred of them flying around my yard.
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Found this strange little one outside of my home... I really liked it.
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>>4228515
that's cutie patootie #3. He eats leaves, but he is meant to suck blood. He went vegetarian to impress his girlfriend (chloe). they have a strong relationship, but his relationship with table-tennis may be stronger.
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Saved a house centipede from drowning in the shower, feels good.
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>>4261874
he was taking a shower :|
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Honcho
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South-eastern Ontario
Was this a grub, or a really ugly caterpillar? I saw it on the trail getting picked apart by ants - figured that it was too late to save the poor thing, so I didn't deprive the ants of their meal.
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>>4262391
looks a lot like a luna moth caterpillar shortly before pupation with that color, pink dots and short hairs
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>>4262433
That fucking sucks so much ass - they're really beautiful butterflies.
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>>4262447
and by butterflies I mean moths.
fuck
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I unknowingly mowed over a yellow jacket nest earlier.
They got in my flipflops and shorts, I was stung over 20 times. I was grabbing the little shits off of my legs and shorts and squeezing to kill them. I've built up an immunity to yellow jackets so I barely felt it but my feet are still numb.
FUCK WASPS.
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>>4263107
I just park over the nest and let the blades run for 5 minutes while I shitpost
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>>4262447
I feel this way about horn worms.
They destroy my tomatoes and peppers but turn into hawk moths.
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>>4263364
click click click CHOMP
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>>4226932
What are wasp good for? Would the world actually miss them if we gased them all? They're even wearing adequate attire.

Anything they do can be done by ants who are actually cool bros. You can just choose a place where ants currently aren't and have a nice little picnic. Wasps, however are just everywhere and no matter how many you kill their retarded friends smell the farts of their dying comrades, promptly scoot over for a quick sniff and take over where they stupid brothers stopped.

Wasps are just an angry, bitter version of an ant with wings and a stinger added for maximum annoyance.
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>>4261291
These fuckers are annoying but dumb and greedy. You can literally wait for 10 seconds and these fucks will sit on you ready to dig in. They don't even dodge when you slam their disgusting heads
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>>4263399
They decimate caterpillars.
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>>4263420
and ants couldn't do that if wasps were gone?
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>>4263399
>They lay their wasp eggs in compost, manure, and decaying material including dead wood. Those eggs hatch out and the larvae launch a seek and destroy mission as they ravenously eat the fly larvae. It’s a beautiful thing
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