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What bug is it? [Turkey/Istanbul]

2 Comments
2024/05/25
02:47 UTC

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If Mosquitoes are the "Most dangerous insects in the world", how come I've been bitten by like 100 million times by them and I'm still alive?

0 Comments
2024/05/25
03:01 UTC

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Beautiful moth outside of our house

0 Comments
2024/05/25
02:56 UTC

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What the FUCK is this

In the bathroom, its rly tiny. It looks kinda like a spider but it heard or saw me walk in and darted behind some metal. Its still there.

5 Comments
2024/05/25
02:56 UTC

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What bug is this? About 3/4 inch long

Eastern MD. Found on fox carcass

1 Comment
2024/05/25
02:41 UTC

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Drone flies sleeping

Found 3 drone flies (not sure what species I’m in WI) doing what I assume is sleeping on my hummingbird feeder. I was bringing it inside for the night and thankfully spotted these little guys hanging out.

P.S. Let me know if they aren’t sleeping and if not what they are in fact doing.

0 Comments
2024/05/25
02:29 UTC

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Anyone know what this bug is?

This insect was found outside my grandmothers house in Las Vegas. Anyone have any idea what this is?

3 Comments
2024/05/25
02:20 UTC

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Found this guy at a gas station

Little green guy caught my eye while putting gas today

1 Comment
2024/05/25
01:46 UTC

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Calling All Wasp Enjoyers!

Hello, Wasp Enjoyers! I recently converted from wasp hater to wasp appreciator, but that’s not enough for me. I wish to become a wasp enjoyer but it’s hard to find positive info on one of the most hated insects in the world. Reddit, do your thing! Give me everything you got on wasps, the cool stuff, the not so cool stuff, what they do, EVERYTHING!!!

F.Y.I. I have a degree in both Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture and I am pursuing a degree in entomology with a focus on biological controls and IPM for common agricultural pests. So you can literally be as specific/scientific as you want bc that’s what I’m looking for!

TLDR: Give me wasp info and facts so that I can gain a deeper understanding of wasps!!

I also posted this in r/WASPs for anyone wanting to cross examination info

0 Comments
2024/05/25
01:35 UTC

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Having trouble finding a gift for a a young bug-lover.

I have a nephew turning 7 years old soon and he’s nuts about nature - especially preserving and collecting things he finds. He’s recently become extra interested in bugs and has expressed wanting to have something nice to keep them in.

I’m absolutely new to this kind of thing, but I really want to get him a nice gift for his birthday that will encourage his curiosity without being too ‘kiddish’. Everything I’m turning up on Amazon looks way too ‘below’ him. He’s incredibly smart and gets bored with things rated for his age range in favor of the more ‘legit’ stuff children a few years older than him are drawn to.

I was wondering if anyone was aware of a good bugcatching/preserving product appropriate for kids 10-13 of age that they can recommend? Summer is here and I just know he’d love to spend time outdoors doing this with his family.

3 Comments
2024/05/25
01:04 UTC

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Found 4 spiders in my room

This is the only place where I can post this so here goes. So I have seen 4 relatively big spiders crawling in my bedroom today, so I went ahead and checked my entire room for potential spider hiding spots but didn’t find any, yet they keep appearing? Where could they be coming from? Any help would be much appreciated!

Ps: I have a vent in my room that leads into the garage

1 Comment
2024/05/25
00:32 UTC

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I found a ladybug but its shell looks broken

2 Comments
2024/05/24
23:53 UTC

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Do yall know what insect this is?

I was closing shop with some of my guy this evening and he pointed out an insect on the rope. I have never seen this insect before in my life (don’t know much about bugs). Y’all know what it could be?

2 Comments
2024/05/24
23:41 UTC

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Beetle larva? Western NC

About 2-3cm

4 Comments
2024/05/24
23:17 UTC

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Dragonfly Close up

What kind of dragonfly is this? US, Pennsylvania

0 Comments
2024/05/24
23:16 UTC

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Cicada trapped in car

It's not just stuck in a place I can pick it up or guide it out it's gotten underneath a piece of the upholstery through a lose spot in the back. How long will it take to die/ do I need to take my car somewhere they can take that piece off if it'll damage my car.

1 Comment
2024/05/24
23:10 UTC

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What is it and what is it doing?

4 Comments
2024/05/24
23:08 UTC

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To those who keep Dubia roaches, what happened to her?

I have never witnessed my female Dubia roaches give birth before, but I don’t think she’s supposed to look like that…

6 Comments
2024/05/24
23:04 UTC

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I’m in love

0 Comments
2024/05/24
22:57 UTC

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