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Yard bugs (SW Pennsylvania)

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by GregorSamsa, Apr 15, 2012.

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    Get out there! I bet that you would be pleasantly surprised. I see so many cool bugs living in the country that I never saw in the city.

    And thank you ^_^
     
  2. oldmanofthesea

    oldmanofthesea Arachnoknight

    Thanks for the post and pics. I have caught a few of the cincindella beetles this year in Delaware. I didn't know what they were til your post. They are a real jewel! I had two breeding in a terrarium. I hope they were successful. Thanks again for the post. Ron
     
  3. I hope they were too, Ron! Any update?
     
  4. Been awhile since I've been on, and somehow I only have a few pics to share...

    Cute little crab spider- Misumenoides formosipes
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    This guy- don't know what it is, but it was a curious little dude. Was very much interested in what I was doing.
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    Blurry, but just spotted this Argiope aurantia with egg sac on the side of our house.
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    I wish I would have gotten pictures of the mass quantities of jumping spiders that were hanging out here for awhile. One had babies on my porch, I kept her fed until she moved on.

    On another note, apparently critters think our home is a good place to rear their young... These Carolina wrens hatched on a shelf right by our front door. Very interesting behavior from the parents during the laying/incubating phases... They left the nest about a month ago.

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  5. McGuiverstein

    McGuiverstein Arachnobaron

    Take it from me, it does hurt. Being the little aspiring entomologist I was at 10 or so, I went and picked one of them up and watched in disbelief as it plunged its proboscis into my thumb. Had me in tears..
     
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