/r/Entomology

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Entomology: the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects

All insect and science related posts are welcome!

Entomology is the scientific study of insects, as well as arachnids, myriapods and crustaceans. All are welcome!

Rules:

  • Follow reddiquette. Slurs and personal attacks will be dealt with strictly. Don't be a jerk.
  • No bug hate. Calling for unwarranted harm to our leggy friends can result in a ban. Discussion about the ethical destruction of invasive species and certain pests is permitted.
  • No bite identification requests. Due to the low success rate of IDing bites and the danger of misdiagnoses we ask that you seek professional assistance instead of posting here.
  • ID requests should include an image of the animal. We can help identify animals that could cause harm, we cannot identify harm that may have been caused by an animal.
  • No selling. At moderator's discretion posts selling on this subreddit will be removed. Exceptions for art, specimens and other related products of quality may be made.

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/r/Entomology

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'Rehoming' wasps

I moved a small wasp nest - maybe ~8 cm in diameter - from 1 location to another and noticed that only very few wasps were present. (I am guessing about 5 or so.)
I also noticed 1 dead wasp in close proximity to the original location of the nest. I am now thinking that this could have been the queen as this wasp might have been slightly larger than the ones that were captured. (The nest is now in a safe and dry spot but not attached to any structure.)

In the unfortunate event that the queen is, in fact, dead, what chances would the few workers have to survive and establish a new nest?

0 Comments
2024/06/23
23:26 UTC

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Question about mosquitos

Are they clean animals? I mean, what if one touched me/my hands and or my belongings? Should i seek to clean them out immediately or am i just paranoid about it?

8 Comments
2024/06/23
22:06 UTC

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What is this cute little thang

Seen him shuffling about on my house

2 Comments
2024/06/23
21:20 UTC

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The best friend in your house...

You know... it is a good sign :D

0 Comments
2024/06/23
20:19 UTC

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This crazy looking guy, what is it?

Pennsylvania.

2 Comments
2024/06/23
19:59 UTC

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No free rides bro

0 Comments
2024/06/23
19:33 UTC

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Saturn devouring his son

Looks like a Heliothis zea. Found inside a corn in Brazil.

1 Comment
2024/06/23
18:40 UTC

4

Jumping spider.

They are very curious. I love them.

0 Comments
2024/06/23
17:58 UTC

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Finished Luna Moth Project

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2024/06/23
17:37 UTC

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Baby Millipedes not eating

I put some tomato for my 2 baby millipedes, but they never eat and just hang out under the dirt. I put the soft part of the tomato atoe. Any tips to make my babies eat? 😢sometimes they eat occasionally and poop a lot.

2 Comments
2024/06/23
17:35 UTC

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Black swallowtail started pupating but is taking an uncomfortable amount of time

I saw him wondering last night so I put some sticks in there so he could strap himself on there but he instead opted for the underside of the paper towel. I put the paper towel up so he can be somewhat in the right position, but he still hasnt made a chrysalis yet. I want to say its been around 6-9 hours since he's attached himself. He isn't dead yet, he did a very slight wiggle as I put him upright. Does anyone have experience with black swallowtails? How long does it typically take for the chrysalis to for the chrysalis to form?

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2024/06/23
15:53 UTC

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Insect that looks a small dragonfly but with only one pair o' wings?

Saw a small flying critter that looked like a tiny brownish dragonfly, but with only one pair of wings. Anyone knows what that might be?

I live in Germany, if that helps.

6 Comments
2024/06/23
14:57 UTC

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What Is This Bug?

https://preview.redd.it/dmfjwtmk1c8d1.jpg?width=1170&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a1f5205d8abf7c152ea6dc90116b2345e1fcb5e9

I found this bug in my bed. It was very small, maybe a centimeter in length. I don't know if this means there are more bugs around or anything. I just want to know what it is.

0 Comments
2024/06/23
14:37 UTC

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Cerambycid (?) pupae with photobombing carpenter ant for scale

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2024/06/23
14:19 UTC

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white spotted sawyer

1 Comment
2024/06/23
13:33 UTC

4

Mealworm Pupae Look Like a Certain Pokémon! Guess Which One!

0 Comments
2024/06/23
13:11 UTC

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