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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

Eyed Paectes moth flowntheloop 11 6 Eyed Paectes moth
Aquatic Larvae flowntheloop 1 1 Aquatic Larvae
Widow Underwing Moth flowntheloop 10 4 Widow Underwing Moth
Red-Spotted Purple flowntheloop 5 0 Red-Spotted Purple
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female) flowntheloop 3 0 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female)
Northern Cloudywing flowntheloop 3 0 Northern Cloudywing
Unknown spotting SargonR 2 0 Unknown spotting
Great Spangled Fritillary flowntheloop 2 2 Great Spangled Fritillary
Imperial Moth caterpillar flowntheloop 1 0 Imperial Moth caterpillar
Giant Lichen Orbweaver LisaPowers 6 0 Giant Lichen Orbweaver
Carolina Satyr LisaPowers 4 0 Carolina Satyr
Syrphid Fly LisaPowers 8 0 Syrphid Fly
Camel spider 🐫 🕷 🦂 Pixie 1 0 Camel spider 🐫 🕷 🦂
Fulgorid Planthopper LisaPowers 4 3 Fulgorid Planthopper
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail LisaPowers 4 0 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Oleander aphids LisaPowers 3 2 Oleander aphids
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Eastern Subterranean Termites flowntheloop 1 0 Eastern Subterranean Termites
Grape Leaf Skeletonizer moth flowntheloop 5 0 Grape Leaf Skeletonizer moth
Long-Legged Fly flowntheloop 5 2 Long-Legged Fly
Unknown spotting flowntheloop 2 0 Unknown spotting
Red-Banded Hairstreak flowntheloop 2 0 Red-Banded Hairstreak
White Furcula Moth ForestDragon 5 1 White Furcula Moth
Posturing Arta Moth flowntheloop 2 0 Posturing Arta Moth
Enicospilus Wasp flowntheloop 2 0 Enicospilus Wasp
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Male) flowntheloop 3 0 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Male)
Harlequin Lady Beetle flowntheloop 3 0 Harlequin Lady Beetle
Reddish-brown Stag Beetle (male) flowntheloop 3 0 Reddish-brown Stag Beetle (male)
Dimorphic Macalla Moth flowntheloop 5 0 Dimorphic Macalla Moth
Unknown spotting flowntheloop 1 2 Unknown spotting
Banasa Stink Bug flowntheloop 1 0 Banasa Stink Bug
Ultronia Underwing Moth LisaPowers 1 0 Ultronia Underwing Moth
Bluegrass Webworm Moth flowntheloop 1 3 Bluegrass Webworm Moth
Boxwood Leaftier Moth flowntheloop 1 2 Boxwood Leaftier Moth
Carolina Satyrs (mating) flowntheloop 2 0 Carolina Satyrs (mating)
Ailanthus Webworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Ailanthus Webworm Moth
Carolina Sphinx Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Carolina Sphinx Moth
Rustic Sphinx Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Rustic Sphinx Moth
Unknown spotting FabienneNJohnDye 1 1 Unknown spotting
Yellow-spotted Graylet Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Yellow-spotted Graylet Moth
Delicate Cycnia Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Delicate Cycnia Moth
Southern Emerald flowntheloop 2 0 Southern Emerald
Ailanthus Webworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Ailanthus Webworm Moth
White-marked Tussock Moth ForestDragon 1 0 White-marked Tussock Moth
Dark-spotted Palthis flowntheloop 2 3 Dark-spotted Palthis
Lunate zale flowntheloop 1 2 Lunate zale
Horrid Zale Moth flowntheloop 1 0 Horrid Zale Moth
Suzuki's promolactis moth flowntheloop 1 0 Suzuki's promolactis moth
Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth
Rosy Maple Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Rosy Maple Moth

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