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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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Website 641 participants 5,859 spottings

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

Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spider Joey Howard 1 0 Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spider
Grass - like mantis David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Grass - like mantis
Antlion David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Antlion
Dlue dasher David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Dlue dasher
Common greenbottle fly David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Common greenbottle fly
Assassin Bug nymph ForestDragon 4 0 Assassin Bug nymph
Squash Bug (adult and nymph) ForestDragon 2 0 Squash Bug (adult and nymph)
White - footed woods mosquito David rodriguez-roth 1 2 White - footed woods mosquito
Brown Panopoda Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Brown Panopoda Moth
Unknown spotting David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Unknown spotting
Zebra Swallowtail ForestDragon 1 0 Zebra Swallowtail
Glover's bagworm moth David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Glover's bagworm moth
Tufted Apple Bud Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Tufted Apple Bud Moth
Dimorphic Macalla Gaby3 3 0 Dimorphic Macalla
Juniper-twig Geometer Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Juniper-twig Geometer Moth
Rabid Wolf Spider male ForestDragon 1 0 Rabid Wolf Spider male
Hickory Tussock Moth Gaby3 2 0 Hickory Tussock Moth
Steel - blue cricket hunter David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Steel - blue cricket hunter
White-tailed Diver Moth ForestDragon 1 0 White-tailed Diver Moth
Longhorn Beetle Gaby3 1 0 Longhorn Beetle
Virginia Metallic Tiger Beetle larva Gaby3 1 0 Virginia Metallic Tiger Beetle larva
Six-Spotted Tiger Beetles Gaby3 1 0 Six-Spotted Tiger Beetles
Peacock Fly Gaby3 1 0 Peacock Fly
Boxwood Leafminers Gaby3 1 0 Boxwood Leafminers
Midge Gaby3 1 0 Midge
Dimorphic Jumping Spider, female Gaby3 1 0 Dimorphic Jumping Spider, female
Leaf footed bug David rodriguez-roth 2 0 Leaf footed bug
Gray wall jumper David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Gray wall jumper
Huntsman spider David rodriguez-roth 2 0 Huntsman spider
Southern black widow David rodriguez-roth 2 0 Southern black widow
Crab Spider CindyBinghamKeiser 4 0 Crab Spider
White-lined Sphinx Moth CindyBinghamKeiser 17 8 White-lined Sphinx Moth
Bush Katydid nymph CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Bush Katydid nymph
Gray hairstreak David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Gray hairstreak
Long - jawed orb weaver David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Long - jawed orb weaver
Cross spider David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Cross spider
Green lynx spider David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Green lynx spider
Unknown spotting Mohammad Yasin Chowdhury 1 0 Unknown spotting
Common Buckeye CindyBinghamKeiser 5 0 Common Buckeye
Green Dock Beetle (gravid) CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Green Dock Beetle (gravid)
Blue CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Blue
Carpenterworm Moth CindyBinghamKeiser 3 0 Carpenterworm Moth
Predaceous Diving Beetle CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Predaceous Diving Beetle
Horsefly maybe momsavang 1 0 Horsefly maybe
Black soldier fly David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Black soldier fly
Pseudoscorpion CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Pseudoscorpion
Rhychromid seed bug David rodriguez-roth 2 0 Rhychromid seed bug
Polka - dot wasp moth David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Polka - dot wasp moth
Seed bug David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Seed bug
Triangle bug momsavang 2 0 Triangle bug

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