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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 643 participants 6,342 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

Lightning Bug/Firefly momsavang 1 0 Lightning Bug/Firefly
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Oak Leafrolling Weevil momsavang 1 0 Oak Leafrolling Weevil
Black Carpenter Ant momsavang 1 0 Black Carpenter Ant
Unknown spotting David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Unknown spotting
Pearl Crescent ForestDragon 2 0 Pearl Crescent
Red-spotted Purple ForestDragon 2 0 Red-spotted Purple
Eastern Lubber Nymphs momsavang 1 0 Eastern Lubber Nymphs
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Largus Bug momsavang 2 2 Largus Bug
Notched-mouth Ground Beetle momsavang 1 3 Notched-mouth Ground Beetle
Daddy Longlegs momsavang 1 0 Daddy Longlegs
May/June Beetle momsavang 1 1 May/June Beetle
Snout Moth momsavang 1 1 Snout Moth
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Male ForestDragon 1 1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Male
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 3 Unknown spotting
Unknown Caterpillar ForestDragon 1 2 Unknown Caterpillar
Wolf spider David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Wolf spider
Unknown Beetle ForestDragon 1 0 Unknown Beetle
Silverfish David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Silverfish
Unknown spotting momsavang 2 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Avian Louse ForestDragon 7 7 Avian Louse
Termites! momsavang 1 2 Termites!
Flatties David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Flatties
Mantidfly LisaPowers 9 3 Mantidfly
Avian Louse ForestDragon 6 5 Avian Louse
Ear Mites (adults and eggs) ForestDragon 3 1 Ear Mites (adults and eggs)
Common barklice David rodriguez-roth 1 2 Common barklice
Varied Carpet Beetle momsavang 1 0 Varied Carpet Beetle
Click Beetle ForestDragon 6 0 Click Beetle
Curve-toothed Geometer Moth momsavang 1 0 Curve-toothed Geometer Moth
Soldier Fly ForestDragon 1 0 Soldier Fly
Female Mosquito ForestDragon 3 3 Female Mosquito
Acanaloniid Planthopper ForestDragon 3 0 Acanaloniid Planthopper
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 1 Unknown spotting
Red-banded Hairstreak ForestDragon 3 0 Red-banded Hairstreak
Crane Fly momsavang 0 2 Crane Fly
Dusky Stink Bug ForestDragon 1 0 Dusky Stink Bug
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 2 Unknown spotting

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