Pretty Bugs....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sgtmom52, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    OK ~ enough of all those creepy ugly bug pictures. Lets see some pretty bugs now!

    I'll go first ~ this is a Pandorus Sphinx Moth that was in my greenhouse this afternoon.

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    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Beautiful! I get Luna moths, but not nearly as pretty as your Sphinx! [​IMG]
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  4. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:WOW! Beautiful pictures!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Are you calling my nymph pictures ugly? [​IMG]



















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  6. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Very nice pics [​IMG]
     
  8. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    The prettiest bug I ever saw (but didn't get a picture of) was the caterpillar of the Io moth .

    Huge life lesson: DON'T TOUCH PRETTY BUGS! Use a stick, or just leave them alone. I was in the woods doing land navigation with Army ROTC and went "oooh, pretty bug!" *pickup* *momentary pause* "OW OW OW OW OW OW!!!!!!!!" Yep, didn't realize it was covered in urticating hairs. Hand swelled up and hurt big time! Getting attacked by a caterpillar acting in self defense = other cadets have a great laugh at my expense.
     
  9. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:Um ~ yes [​IMG] I do like your bee though!
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:That's a beautiful moth. I've never seen one. Thanks for sharing the picture. Theoldchick, sorry, but those nymphs ARE ugly. [​IMG]
     

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