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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 648 participants 6,901 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

Superb dog-day cicada Saturniidae27 2 0 Superb dog-day cicada
Golden Tortoise Beetle momsavang 4 3 Golden Tortoise Beetle
Spotted apatelodes momsavang 2 1 Spotted apatelodes
American Idia Moth momsavang 1 0 American Idia Moth
Gold silk orb-weaver momsavang 1 1 Gold silk orb-weaver
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
Kimball's palpita moth momsavang 1 0 Kimball's palpita moth
Northern Dusk Singing Cicada momsavang 1 0 Northern Dusk Singing Cicada
Ladybug larvae casings momsavang 1 0 Ladybug larvae casings
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
Lightning bug/firefly momsavang 1 0 Lightning bug/firefly
Carolina satyr momsavang 1 0 Carolina satyr
Bird Grasshopper momsavang 1 0 Bird Grasshopper
Field cricket momsavang 1 0 Field cricket
Little mesquite cicada Saturniidae27 1 0 Little mesquite cicada
Eastern cicada killer Saturniidae27 1 0 Eastern cicada killer
Mexican carpenter bee Saturniidae27 1 0 Mexican carpenter bee
Yellow striped armyworm (2nd instar) Saturniidae27 1 0 Yellow striped armyworm (2nd instar)
American snout caterpillar Saturniidae27 1 0 American snout caterpillar
Small mulberry borer Saturniidae27 1 0 Small mulberry borer
Widow Skimmer (female) Saturniidae27 1 0 Widow Skimmer (female)
Glassy Winged Sharp Shooter momsavang 1 2 Glassy Winged Sharp Shooter
Banded alder borer Brian38 6 2 Banded alder borer
Green lacewing larvae momsavang 1 0 Green lacewing larvae
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
Ladybug momsavang 6 2 Ladybug
Pill bugs ornithoptera80 1 1 Pill bugs
Leaf-footed Bug life stages ForestDragon 1 0 Leaf-footed Bug life stages
Differential Grasshopper ForestDragon 4 2 Differential Grasshopper
Large bee-fly Brian38 2 0 Large bee-fly
Brown Stink Bug ForestDragon 1 0 Brown Stink Bug
Cutworm Brian38 1 2 Cutworm
Ornate Checkered Beetle Brian38 4 1 Ornate Checkered Beetle
Soybean Looper Moth ForestDragon 2 1 Soybean Looper Moth
Caliptera tiger bee fly Brian38 5 0 Caliptera tiger bee fly
Subgothic Dart Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Subgothic Dart Moth
Short-winged Meadow Katydid ForestDragon 1 0 Short-winged Meadow Katydid
Discolored Renia Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Discolored Renia Moth
Leafcutter bee Saturniidae27 6 4 Leafcutter bee
Giant Red-winged Grasshopper Tukup 1 0 Giant Red-winged Grasshopper
Agreeable Tiger Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Agreeable Tiger Moth
Asimina Webworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Asimina Webworm Moth
Leafhopper assassin bug Saturniidae27 5 2 Leafhopper assassin bug
Ichneumon wasp Saturniidae27 1 0 Ichneumon wasp
Bordered Plant Bug Brian38 12 3 Bordered Plant Bug
Brown marmorated stink bug Saturniidae27 1 0 Brown marmorated stink bug
Rice stink bugs (mating) Saturniidae27 2 0 Rice stink bugs (mating)
Broad Headed Sharp Shooter momsavang 1 1 Broad Headed Sharp Shooter
Triangulate bud spider (♂) Saturniidae27 1 0 Triangulate bud spider (♂)

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