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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

Female Mosquito ForestDragon 2 2 Female Mosquito
Acanaloniid Planthopper ForestDragon 3 0 Acanaloniid Planthopper
Red-banded Hairstreak ForestDragon 3 0 Red-banded Hairstreak
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 1 Unknown spotting
Field Cricket momsavang 1 0 Field Cricket
Unknown spotting momsavang 2 0 Unknown spotting
Citrus Flatid Planthopper ForestDragon 1 0 Citrus Flatid Planthopper
Bespeckled Leafhopper ForestDragon 1 0 Bespeckled Leafhopper
Cixiid Planthopper ForestDragon 1 0 Cixiid Planthopper
Northern Flatid Planthopper ForestDragon 1 0 Northern Flatid Planthopper
Leafhopper ForestDragon 1 0 Leafhopper
Two-lined Spittlebug ForestDragon 1 0 Two-lined Spittlebug
Leafhopper ForestDragon 1 0 Leafhopper
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 1 Unknown spotting
Long-legged sac spider momsavang 1 1 Long-legged sac spider
Unknown spotting momsavang 4 3 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Mischievous Bird Grasshopper momsavang 2 2 Mischievous Bird Grasshopper
Flat-backed Millipede LisaPowers 3 1 Flat-backed Millipede
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 1 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting momsavang 3 1 Unknown spotting
Wasp Gall Gaby3 8 4 Wasp Gall
Male Paper Wasp, missing wings Gaby3 1 0 Male Paper Wasp, missing wings
Milkweed Tussock Moth larvae Gaby3 2 0 Milkweed Tussock Moth larvae
Mantidfly LisaPowers 2 0 Mantidfly
Boxelder Bug Gaby3 2 0 Boxelder Bug
Jagged Ambush Bug Gaby3 2 0 Jagged Ambush Bug
Unknown Skipper Gaby3 1 1 Unknown Skipper
Painted Lady Gaby3 1 0 Painted Lady
Hackberry Emperor Gaby3 1 0 Hackberry Emperor
Stilt Bug Nymphs Gaby3 2 0 Stilt Bug Nymphs
Blister Beetle momsavang 1 3 Blister Beetle
Viceroy Butterfly Gaby3 1 1 Viceroy Butterfly
Viceroy Butterfly chrysalis Gaby3 1 0 Viceroy Butterfly chrysalis
Bent-Line Dart Moths Gaby3 1 0 Bent-Line Dart Moths
Black-Spotted Prominent Gaby3 3 2 Black-Spotted Prominent
Unknown Mayfly Gaby3 1 0 Unknown Mayfly
Hoverfly Larva & Aphids Gaby3 1 0 Hoverfly Larva & Aphids
Black Swallowtail Gaby3 1 0 Black Swallowtail
Banded Argiope, juvenile Gaby3 1 0 Banded Argiope, juvenile
Unknown moth Gaby3 2 0 Unknown moth
Red-Headed Bush Cricket/Handsome Trig Gaby3 2 0 Red-Headed Bush Cricket/Handsome Trig
Common Whitetail Dragonfly, female Gaby3 1 0 Common Whitetail Dragonfly, female
Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle Gaby3 1 0 Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle
Bald-Faced Hornet Gaby3 2 0 Bald-Faced Hornet
Unknown spotting momsavang 3 2 Unknown spotting
Booklice momsavang 1 0 Booklice
Short-horned Walkingstick CindyBinghamKeiser 6 4 Short-horned Walkingstick
Dolomedes okefinokensis jeslowery 1 0 Dolomedes okefinokensis

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