Amazing Insects and other creepy crawlies

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by AngieChick, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    We had a visitor last week:



    A Polyphemus Moth. I had no idea that we have them around here. Her wingspan was over 6".

    She left my husband a parting gift as he relocated her:


    She obviously thought he makes a great stick.

    I would LOVE to see what others have around their areas - got any photos to share? Insects, arachnids, and invertebrates are all welcome. It's fine if a critter has an exoskeleton instead of an endoskeleton, we won't judge [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Beautiful specimen!
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    You might enjoy the yahoo group BiologicalCuriosities. It's not very active, but once every 8 to 10 months or so there is a flurry of activity, and some really cool critters are discussed.
  5. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    Do Crayfish count? We have a creek In our backyard and It's filled with fish, crayfish, frogs, salamanders, snakes and a few turtles.


    And this Is a dragon fly.
    The moth pics were great!
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Beautiful moth!

    This is a walking stick bug I found on my deck chair.


    A spider that caught a 17 year (periodical) cicada in 2008. We had thousands of cicadas everywhere. They did do some tree damage, but the chickens loved eating them! The 17 year (periodical) cicadas usually have red eyes like little aliens ~ while the annual ones usually have green or dark eyes.

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  7. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Here is one from a Missouri line for comparison.

    A freshly `pumped-up' Luna (when they start appearing it is time to start hunting Morel mushrooms).

    A Cecropia (went out later for another pic and it had been eaten by a Grey Tree Frog - at least the frog looked bloated).

    And, one of the `pond squadron' chowing down:
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  8. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    North Texas
    Cool pictures!

    AngieChick, what did you do with the eggs she laid on your husband's finger?

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