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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

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
Leaf-footed Bug Tukup 3 0 Leaf-footed Bug
Soldier Bug momsavang 1 0 Soldier Bug
Crane Fly with Phoretic Mites momsavang 0 5 Crane Fly with Phoretic Mites
Scarlet-tipped Wasp Mimic Moth Tukup 3 0 Scarlet-tipped Wasp Mimic Moth
Spotting momsavang 0 0 Spotting
Broad Headed Sharp Shooter momsavang 0 1 Broad Headed Sharp Shooter
Clymene Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Clymene Moth
Unnamed spotting momsavang 0 0 Unnamed spotting
Alfalfa Weevil CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Alfalfa Weevil
Coreid Bug CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Coreid Bug
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
Painted Lady Butterfly CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Painted Lady Butterfly
Spotting mauna Kunzah 5 2 Spotting
Sara Orangetip CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Sara Orangetip
Silver Argiope CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Silver Argiope
Unknown Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Unknown Moth
Spotting momsavang 1 2 Spotting
White Crab Spider Tukup 6 7 White Crab Spider
Punk Caterpillar Tukup 13 17 Punk Caterpillar
Buckwheat Root Borer Clearwing Moth CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Buckwheat Root Borer Clearwing Moth
Glow Worm momsavang 3 5 Glow Worm
Tiger Beetle momsavang 3 4 Tiger Beetle
Toe Biter/ Giant Water Bug momsavang 1 0 Toe Biter/ Giant Water Bug
Rustic Borer momsavang 0 0 Rustic Borer
Dead Leaf Mimic Katydid Tukup 9 14 Dead Leaf Mimic Katydid
Signal Fly momsavang 0 2 Signal Fly
Assassin Bug Tukup 5 1 Assassin Bug
White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar CindyBinghamKeiser 5 2 White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Common woodlouse mauna Kunzah 6 3 Common woodlouse
Burchell’s Army Ant Tukup 5 13 Burchell’s Army Ant
Malachite Tukup 9 6 Malachite
Green Lacewing Tukup 2 1 Green Lacewing
Ichneumon Wasp Tukup 3 6 Ichneumon Wasp
Titan Beetle Tukup 2 0 Titan Beetle
Argus tortoise beetle mauna Kunzah 1 0 Argus tortoise beetle
Neotropical Assassin Bug Tukup 9 16 Neotropical Assassin Bug
Brown Longtail Tukup 6 0 Brown Longtail
Green-leaf Mimic Katydid Tukup 11 9 Green-leaf Mimic Katydid
Wolf Spider ForestDragon 1 1 Wolf Spider
Rothschild's Silk Moth Tukup 8 4 Rothschild's Silk Moth
Viceroy Butterfly Tukup 5 0 Viceroy Butterfly
Iridescence Longhorn Beetle Tukup 23 21 Iridescence Longhorn Beetle

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