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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 645 participants 6,787 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

Tricolored Bumble Bee Brian38 3 0 Tricolored Bumble Bee
Common true katydid Brian38 2 0 Common true katydid
American Idia Brian38 2 1 American Idia
Vivid dancer Brian38 2 0 Vivid dancer
Carolina locust Brian38 1 0 Carolina locust
Granulated Carabid Brian38 1 0 Granulated Carabid
Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (female) Brian38 2 0 Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (female)
Spoon-tailed short-wing katydid Brian38 1 0 Spoon-tailed short-wing katydid
Autumn red-winged Grasshopper Brian38 1 0 Autumn red-winged Grasshopper
Pallid-winged grasshopper Brian38 3 2 Pallid-winged grasshopper
Furrow Orbweaver male ForestDragon 1 0 Furrow Orbweaver male
Exposed Bird Dropping Moth male ForestDragon 2 0 Exposed Bird Dropping Moth male
Braconid Wasp ForestDragon 2 0 Braconid Wasp
Unknown Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Unknown Moth
Walnut Sphinx Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Walnut Sphinx Moth
Bearded Weevil Tukup 3 2 Bearded Weevil
Striped Pleasing Fungus Beetle Tukup 2 0 Striped Pleasing Fungus Beetle
Chinese Mantis Ootheca (egg case) ForestDragon 1 0 Chinese Mantis Ootheca (egg case)
Common Burrower Mayfly ForestDragon 1 0 Common Burrower Mayfly
Female Wolf Spider with Young ForestDragon 1 0 Female Wolf Spider with Young
Maple Looper Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Maple Looper Moth
Large Paectes Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Large Paectes Moth
Rosy Maple Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Rosy Maple Moth
Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle ForestDragon 1 0 Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle
Small Egrailed Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Small Egrailed Moth
Luna Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Luna Moth
Rosy Maple Moth ForestDragon 3 2 Rosy Maple Moth
Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth
Walnut Sphinx Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Walnut Sphinx Moth
Limoniid Crane Fly ForestDragon 1 2 Limoniid Crane Fly
Spittlebug ForestDragon 1 0 Spittlebug
Leaf-footed Bug Tukup 5 0 Leaf-footed Bug
Scarlet-tipped Wasp Mimic Moth Tukup 6 0 Scarlet-tipped Wasp Mimic Moth
Unknown Beetle ForestDragon 1 1 Unknown Beetle
Plant Bug ForestDragon 1 0 Plant Bug
Leafhopper CindyBinghamKeiser 2 2 Leafhopper
Coverdale's Anacampsis Moth ForestDragon 0 1 Coverdale's Anacampsis Moth
California Common Scorpion CindyBinghamKeiser 3 1 California Common Scorpion
Soldier Bug momsavang 1 0 Soldier Bug
Crane Fly with Phoretic Mites momsavang 0 5 Crane Fly with Phoretic Mites
Spotting momsavang 0 0 Spotting
Broad Headed Sharp Shooter momsavang 0 1 Broad Headed Sharp Shooter
Clymene Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Clymene Moth
Coreid Bug CindyBinghamKeiser 3 0 Coreid Bug
Unnamed spotting momsavang 0 0 Unnamed spotting
Alfalfa Weevil CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Alfalfa Weevil
Sedge Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Sedge Moth
Common Buckeye CindyBinghamKeiser 4 2 Common Buckeye
American Bluet CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 American Bluet
Plant Bug CindyBinghamKeiser 6 0 Plant Bug

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