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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

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Unknown spotting johnlguerin 16 0 Unknown spotting
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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ForestDragon 1 0 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Differential Grasshopper ForestDragon 1 0 Differential Grasshopper
Familiar Bluet female ForestDragon 1 0 Familiar Bluet female
Geometrid Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Geometrid Moth
Tapeworm Eggs ForestDragon 11 2 Tapeworm Eggs
White-faced flower fly David rodriguez-roth 1 0 White-faced flower fly
Cicada David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Cicada
Flower fly David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Flower fly
Woolly Aphid ForestDragon 3 0 Woolly Aphid
Harvestman ForestDragon 2 0 Harvestman
Green June Beetle ForestDragon 1 0 Green June Beetle
Unknown Damselfly female ForestDragon 1 0 Unknown Damselfly female
Unknown Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Unknown Moth
Handsome Fungus Beetle ForestDragon 1 0 Handsome Fungus Beetle
Green Lacewing ForestDragon 1 0 Green Lacewing
Clouded Sulfur SargonR 5 0 Clouded Sulfur
Painted Lady SargonR 3 0 Painted Lady
Variegated Fritillary SargonR 2 0 Variegated Fritillary
Smeared Dagger Moth SargonR 1 1 Smeared Dagger Moth
Monarch Butterfly SargonR 1 0 Monarch Butterfly
Cicada SargonR 1 0 Cicada
Cabbage White SargonR 1 1 Cabbage White
Rough stink bug momsavang 2 0 Rough stink bug
Great Spangled Fritillary ForestDragon 4 0 Great Spangled Fritillary
Florida leatherleaf slug David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Florida leatherleaf slug
Limoniid Crane Fly ForestDragon 1 0 Limoniid Crane Fly
Deep Yellow Euchlaena Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Deep Yellow Euchlaena Moth
Spring Fishfly female ForestDragon 1 0 Spring Fishfly female
Bristly Cutworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Bristly Cutworm Moth
Unknown spotting SargonR 3 1 Unknown spotting
Wolf Spider female with young ForestDragon 1 0 Wolf Spider female with young
Bent-line Carpet Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Bent-line Carpet Moth
Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth
Corn Earworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Corn Earworm Moth
Darkling Beetle ForestDragon 1 0 Darkling Beetle
Mantis SargonR 1 0 Mantis
Jumping Spider Daniel Prince 2 0 Jumping Spider
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Obscure bird grasshopper David rodriguez-roth 1 0 Obscure bird grasshopper
Unknown spotting Daniel Prince 2 0 Unknown spotting
Boxelder Bug Daniel Prince 2 0 Boxelder Bug
Spotted oleander moth(larvae) David rodriguez-roth 1 3 Spotted oleander moth(larvae)
Variegated Fritillary Chrysalis Daniel Prince 10 2 Variegated Fritillary Chrysalis
Tuliptree Scale flowntheloop 4 0 Tuliptree Scale
Yellow-collared Scape Moth FabienneNJohnDye 2 2 Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Painted Lady FabienneNJohnDye 1 0 Painted Lady

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