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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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Turqoise Shield Bug Tukup 3 0 Turqoise Shield Bug
Tri-Colored Cockroach Tukup 10 10 Tri-Colored Cockroach
Juniper Hairstreak flowntheloop 9 7 Juniper Hairstreak
Cacao Beetle Tukup 6 2 Cacao Beetle
Yellow-spotted webworm momsavang 3 2 Yellow-spotted webworm
Shield Mantis Tukup 17 18 Shield Mantis
Bent-winged owlet momsavang 2 1 Bent-winged owlet
Black-dotted ruddy moth momsavang 2 1 Black-dotted ruddy moth
Spotting momsavang 2 1 Spotting
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
May Beetle momsavang 1 1 May Beetle
Adjutant wainscot momsavang 1 1 Adjutant wainscot
Horned passalus momsavang 0 1 Horned passalus
Green Lacewing momsavang 1 0 Green Lacewing
Leaf Beetle Tukup 4 2 Leaf Beetle
Pale Green Assassin Bug momsavang 1 1 Pale Green Assassin Bug
Spring Azure flowntheloop 5 0 Spring Azure
Brachycybe lecontii flowntheloop 14 6 Brachycybe lecontii
Zabulon Skipper flowntheloop 2 0 Zabulon Skipper
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
Pandora Sphinx Larva flowntheloop 2 0 Pandora Sphinx Larva
Rough Stink Bug Brian38 4 0 Rough Stink Bug
Brown marmorated stink bug momsavang 0 1 Brown marmorated stink bug
Rusty Tortoise Beetle Tukup 8 4 Rusty Tortoise Beetle
Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar ForestDragon 4 0 Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar
Jumping Spider ForestDragon 1 0 Jumping Spider
Somber Carpet Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Somber Carpet Moth
Question Mark Butterfly ForestDragon 1 0 Question Mark Butterfly
Bold Jumper ForestDragon 6 2 Bold Jumper
Spotted cucumber beetle Brian38 3 0 Spotted cucumber beetle
Assassin Bug nymph ForestDragon 6 0 Assassin Bug nymph
Spotted Orbweaver ForestDragon 6 1 Spotted Orbweaver
Black Horse Fly (male) with mites Brian38 8 3 Black Horse Fly (male) with mites
Three-spotted Fillip Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Three-spotted Fillip Moth
Unknown Fly ForestDragon 2 0 Unknown Fly
Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp Brian38 1 0 Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp
Large milkweed bug Brian38 6 0 Large milkweed bug
Gray Bird Grasshopper Brian38 2 0 Gray Bird Grasshopper
Leaf footed bug Brian38 3 0 Leaf footed bug
Braconid wasp (female) Brian38 4 0 Braconid wasp (female)
Greater Texas Bullet Ant Brian38 3 0 Greater Texas Bullet Ant
Two-spotted Scoliid Wasp ForestDragon 5 0 Two-spotted Scoliid Wasp
Double-banded Scoliid Wasp ForestDragon 5 0 Double-banded Scoliid Wasp
Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar ForestDragon 4 0 Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Oleander Aphid ForestDragon 3 0 Oleander Aphid
Fiery Skipper Female ForestDragon 1 0 Fiery Skipper Female
Short-winged Meadow Katydid male ForestDragon 3 0 Short-winged Meadow Katydid male
Tobacco Budworm Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Tobacco Budworm Moth
Carmine skimmer (female) Brian38 1 0 Carmine skimmer (female)
Ailanthus Webworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Ailanthus Webworm Moth

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