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Pale Swallowtail Butterfly in South Lake Tahoe, California.

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2024/06/13
05:57 UTC

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Rose Chaffer (Cetonia aurata)

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2024/06/13
04:39 UTC

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How long can a wasp survive on just water?

I have a paper wasp trapped inside my room and I think there is a cup in the room that has some water in it (darn).

Location: Georgia

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2024/06/13
04:22 UTC

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Damsel fly (?) , Sydney, Australia.

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2024/06/13
04:05 UTC

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Wtf is this part two

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2024/06/13
03:35 UTC

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These look like insect eggs, found indoors in cardboard box, and indoors between outside of plastic garbage bag and plastic garbage can. Southeast Florida. Thank you!

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2024/06/13
02:53 UTC

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Planthopper Questions

Ahem. So I found this guy on my porch chair tonight. I'm officially obsessed. Look at his face!!!!!! 😍 Any and all info on planthoppers would be appreciated. Also does anyone know if this is an insect that could be kept as a pet? Not the one pictured specifically obvy before anyone says anything lol just a general question.

1 Comment
2024/06/13
02:42 UTC

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The intricate pattern on our freshly emerged painted ladies

First time trying the caterpillar to butterfly kit and I’m amazed by the beauty of the metamorphosis.

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2024/06/13
02:12 UTC

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I absolutely love insects and would not harm one. Please help, my cat did something evil to a cricket, what do I do?

Since becoming Christian and being spiritually baptized in fire, when I accepted Jesus as Lord. I literally can't even harm a insect.

Now... there is a Grasshopper!!!!.. This one unlike the others is intact..... no missing limbs or antennas, which my cats would do and I would always save the crickets if I see it. It's so sad.

But this one stayed in my room overnight.
One of it's back legs seemed a bit off, it was outstretched and not bending so I fixed that and it to a right angle again.

Later I kept it in a coke cup with leafs..... I went out and came back and I saw my cat on my desk trying to get the cricket I thought he ate it, so I chased my cat and yelled and he hid and hissed at me, but I was so mad I yelled at him and made him flinch. I went back and miraculously thanks be to Jesus, the cricket was deep in the cup safe.

Eventually I brought it out and it stayed on my porch balcony for hour or two.

I am inside and I find it migrated inside trying to go to my room, and my evil evil cat was messing with it! I screamed and got so mad!

25% of one of it's antennas is cut off. it clinged onto my calf before I put it in a cup again and on my desk in my room. I keep the cup on it's side like a cave, and put a leaf inside.

It just sits on the end and doesn't even eat. I feel like God did this as a sign for me and protected it, but idk. What should I do? I can't stand anything happening to it.

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2024/06/12
23:34 UTC

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Flying orange being in my bathroom

Pretty chill little guy. Orange / copper body and legs. Seems to have nonviolent wishes in our home in Southern California.

ID help appreciated!

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2024/06/13
01:45 UTC

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What type of bug is this?

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2024/06/13
01:31 UTC

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Central FL id request

I only have a picture of the bottom because it was so close the ground

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2024/06/13
01:29 UTC

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Heyo insect guys, any of yall know what this is? I'm from the west coast so I'm not sure what types of bees or big boys we get over here

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2024/06/13
01:12 UTC

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Found in Iowa

Not sure what these are. Have a blueish belly.

1 Comment
2024/06/13
01:04 UTC

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What kind of bug is this?

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2024/06/13
00:59 UTC

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What is this please ?

1 Comment
2024/06/13
00:51 UTC

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