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The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari

You don’t have to visit the Amazon or Borneo to see cool animals – there is an amazing world to discover here in the United States! We will be traveling across the country to film bizarre and familiar arthropods (arthropods = animals with an exoskeleton). Using a vintage sofa as our setpiece in wild ecosystems, we will inspire you to “get off the couch” and explore America's backyard wilderness. Sign in to join mission

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari
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We're partnering with Project Noah to make our adventure truly interactive. We want you to upload pictures of insects and other arthropods found along the route or in your own backyards. We'll live-blog and tweet related behind-the-scenes clips, how-to videos, and additional content through Project Noah and NPR’s Science Friday during the five week expedition. We're getting ready to hit the road and we hope you're getting ready to show us your bugs!

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari

Lat: 45.52 Long: -122.68

Recent Spottings

Yellow-collared Scape Moth FabienneNJohnDye 2 2 Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Unknown spotting FabienneNJohnDye 1 0 Unknown spotting
Differential Grasshopper FabienneNJohnDye 2 0 Differential Grasshopper
Three-Eyed Conehead Katydid flowntheloop 2 0 Three-Eyed Conehead Katydid
Bold Jumper FabienneNJohnDye 1 0 Bold Jumper
Unknown spotting FabienneNJohnDye 1 1 Unknown spotting
Salt Marsh Tiger Moth (larva) flowntheloop 1 3 Salt Marsh Tiger Moth (larva)
Monarch Butterfly FabienneNJohnDye 1 0 Monarch Butterfly
Grizzly Spur-Throat Grasshopper flowntheloop 1 0 Grizzly Spur-Throat Grasshopper
Jumping Spider CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Jumping Spider
Unknown spotting Kim Decena 1 0 Unknown spotting
Eastern Hercules Beetle male ForestDragon 7 0 Eastern Hercules Beetle male
Tiger Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Tiger Moth
Common Buckeye ForestDragon 1 0 Common Buckeye
Eastern Grass-tubeworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Eastern Grass-tubeworm Moth
Curve-toothed Geometer Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Curve-toothed Geometer Moth
Large Maple Spanworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Large Maple Spanworm Moth
Greater Sweet Potato Webworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Greater Sweet Potato Webworm Moth
Eastern Hercules Beetle female ForestDragon 1 0 Eastern Hercules Beetle female
Little Nymph Underwing Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Little Nymph Underwing Moth
Armyworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Armyworm Moth
Rosy Maple Moth ForestDragon 5 0 Rosy Maple Moth
Eastern black swallowtail FabienneNJohnDye 1 3 Eastern black swallowtail
Crocus Geometer flowntheloop 4 0 Crocus Geometer
Brown Stink Bug ForestDragon 2 0 Brown Stink Bug
Tulip-tree Silkmoth ForestDragon 4 1 Tulip-tree Silkmoth
Eastern Hercules Beetle ForestDragon 2 1 Eastern Hercules Beetle
Eastern Hercules Beetles ForestDragon 2 0 Eastern Hercules Beetles
Clouded Skipper flowntheloop 4 0 Clouded Skipper
Viceroy flowntheloop 4 1 Viceroy
Common Tan Wave Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Common Tan Wave Moth
Spring Fishfly female ForestDragon 1 0 Spring Fishfly female
Curve-toothed Geometer Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Curve-toothed Geometer Moth
Tile-horned Prionus males ForestDragon 1 0 Tile-horned Prionus males
Common Burrower Mayfly ForestDragon 1 0 Common Burrower Mayfly
Four-spotted Fungus Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Four-spotted Fungus Moth
Geometrid Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Geometrid Moth
Turbulent Phosphila Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Turbulent Phosphila Moth
American Ermine Moth ForestDragon 1 0 American Ermine Moth
Grass Tubeworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Grass Tubeworm Moth
Tiger Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Tiger Moth
Hollow-spotted Blepharomastix Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Hollow-spotted Blepharomastix Moth
Dagger Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Dagger Moth
Confused Eusarca Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Confused Eusarca Moth
Bee Fly FabienneNJohnDye 2 0 Bee Fly
Yellow Mocis Moth flowntheloop 1 0 Yellow Mocis Moth
Praying Mantis, male NathanCaldwell 1 1 Praying Mantis, male
Carolina Mantis flowntheloop 5 0 Carolina Mantis
Banded Tussock Moth (caterpillar) flowntheloop 2 1 Banded Tussock Moth (caterpillar)
Painted Lady flowntheloop 5 1 Painted Lady

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