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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 638 participants 5,716 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

Green Sawfly Pixie 1 0 Green Sawfly
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail SargonR 4 2 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Dobsonfly/Fishfly Nymph SargonR 1 2 Dobsonfly/Fishfly Nymph
Plume Moth Pixie 1 2 Plume Moth
Drain fly momsavang 1 0 Drain fly
Four-lined Plant Bug CindyBinghamKeiser 7 3 Four-lined Plant Bug
Azure Butterfly CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Azure Butterfly
Western Tussock Moth CindyBinghamKeiser 5 0 Western Tussock Moth
Crane fly momsavang 1 0 Crane fly
Kudzu Bug momsavang 1 0 Kudzu Bug
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Gray Bird Grasshopper CindyBinghamKeiser 6 2 Gray Bird Grasshopper
Cross Orbweaver Pixie 1 0 Cross Orbweaver
Tent caterpillars Pixie 1 0 Tent caterpillars
Dogbane Beetle ForestDragon 2 1 Dogbane Beetle
Trapdoor Spider momsavang 2 3 Trapdoor Spider
Unknown spotting Oleg M 2 1 Unknown spotting
metallic green sweat bee larkinpb 1 0 metallic green sweat bee
Western Conifer Seed Bug Gina423 2 0 Western Conifer Seed Bug
Unknown spotting Pixie 1 0 Unknown spotting
Red-shouldered Ctenucha Moth Christy Chow 2 0 Red-shouldered Ctenucha Moth
Unknown spotting Christy Chow 2 2 Unknown spotting
Antillean Mango johnlguerin 9 14 Antillean Mango
Assassin Bug nymph ForestDragon 2 0 Assassin Bug nymph
Nursery Web Spider ForestDragon 2 0 Nursery Web Spider
Ashy Gray Lady Beetle BraveLittleChicken 2 0 Ashy Gray Lady Beetle
Double-banded Scoliid ForestDragon 1 0 Double-banded Scoliid
Root-maggot Fly ForestDragon 1 0 Root-maggot Fly
Silver-spotted Skipper ForestDragon 1 0 Silver-spotted Skipper
Unknown spotting philkahler 5 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting philkahler 8 2 Unknown spotting
Flat-backed Millipede ForestDragon 1 0 Flat-backed Millipede
Flat-backed Millipede ForestDragon 1 0 Flat-backed Millipede
Common Scorpionfly, female ForestDragon 1 0 Common Scorpionfly, female
Unknown spotting BlaineHankins 2 2 Unknown spotting
Metallic Wood-boring Beetle CindyBinghamKeiser 3 3 Metallic Wood-boring Beetle
Red Milkweed Beetle ForestDragon 1 0 Red Milkweed Beetle
Carolina Dung Beetle momsavang 0 1 Carolina Dung Beetle
River Jewelwing (m) KarenSaxton 4 1 River Jewelwing (m)
Trash line orb weaver KarenSaxton 4 4 Trash line orb weaver
bug nymph KarenSaxton 6 0 bug nymph
european paper wasp KarenSaxton 3 0 european paper wasp
bug nymph KarenSaxton 3 0 bug nymph
polyphemus moth KarenSaxton 2 0 polyphemus moth
Virginia Ctenuchid KarenSaxton 2 0 Virginia Ctenuchid
margined white KarenSaxton 2 0 margined white
Brown stink bug KarenSaxton 2 0 Brown stink bug
woodland skipper KarenSaxton 1 0 woodland skipper
goldenrod spider KarenSaxton 1 0 goldenrod spider
Mite on moth's eye KarenSaxton 1 0 Mite on moth's eye

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