Biollantefan54's Bug-Hunt Thread (PIC HEAVY)

Biollantefan54

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Hey, this will be where I post all the pictures I take of things I find around the yard, it'll include mostly invertebrates but may have some odd-balls tossed in. I hope you enjoy the pictures! :)





























 

Biollantefan54

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All of these were from when I was in Ohatchee Alabama

























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And that was all the bug hunting I did in Alabama, not including the L. reclusa
 
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msmagsie

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Oh man!! You've got one helluva back yard! Quite the variety of critters. Nice pics!!
 

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This was from 6 days in Alabama, I am back home now so...not gonna have QUITE that variety here, I live more in a city compared to where those pics were taken.
 

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what kind of camera did you use, those are some great shots. i have a cannon sx50hd it does pretty good
 

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Camptonotus carolinensis

R. rabida

Suspect H. lenta





Toad

Caterpillar

Mystery insects on milkweed.

Butterflutter

Butterflutter v2

Monarch chrysalis

Mystery milkweed bug

R. rabida


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Tiger swallowtail

Lycosid


Some kind of orb weaver

Philodromidae

Millipes


Dolomedes albineus


Philodromid


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BIG T. sinensis I found! :D




 

Biollantefan54

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Just took some more shots of the Chinese mantis, I know I didn't find this today but...oh well, I found her while bug hunting and I will post more pics of her! :D

 

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How fast were those hand-held wolves (H. lenta and R. rapida)? Those are much bigger wolves than I can get locally (that I've found), and I can only picture they'd be greased lightning.

Epic shots as always!
 

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It was in the 60's so it was chilly so they were a TINY bit slower then normal. The R. rabida was really slow and calm, the H. lenta was really fast, I saw him running around from his eye shine initially, he was calm once in my hand though.

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How fast were those hand-held wolves (H. lenta and R. rapida)? Those are much bigger wolves than I can get locally (that I've found), and I can only picture they'd be greased lightning.

Epic shots as always!
And thanks :D
 

edgeofthefreak

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It was in the 60's so it was chilly so they were a TINY bit slower then normal. The R. rabida was really slow and calm, the H. lenta was really fast, I saw him running around from his eye shine initially, he was calm once in my hand though.

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And thanks :D
It's the "calm in the hand" part I need to get past. Those are such awesome creatures, but I feel like even reaching for them, I'd just crush them. Even the screen door salticids are too fast for me!

Not that I'm out to man-handle random backyard spiders, but I'd like to be able to wrangle them a bit better, for rescues when I'm lacking a catch cup.
 

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Before I pick these larger wolfs up, I tap them with a piece of grass to see if they are defensive, then I put a hand in front, a hand behind, and then tap the leg and nudge it onto my other hand. Sometimes they run over it a few times but they usually slow down quite quickly.
 

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I hate the weather, it is already getting cold, looking forward to spring and summer all ready!
 
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