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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 647 participants 7,115 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

Flame skimmer (female) Brian38 1 0 Flame skimmer (female)
grapevine beetle momsavang 1 0 grapevine beetle
Emerald wave moth momsavang 3 0 Emerald wave moth
Common True Katydid momsavang 0 2 Common True Katydid
Green cone headed planthopper momsavang 2 0 Green cone headed planthopper
Davis' southeastern dog-day cicada momsavang 1 0 Davis' southeastern dog-day cicada
Spotting momsavang 0 2 Spotting
Tiger bee fly momsavang 3 0 Tiger bee fly
Black-dotted Ruddy Moth momsavang 1 1 Black-dotted Ruddy Moth
Live Oak Metria Moth momsavang 1 2 Live Oak Metria Moth
Twin-Flagged Jumping Spider momsavang 1 1 Twin-Flagged Jumping Spider
Horned spanworm moth momsavang 1 0 Horned spanworm moth
Heterocampa sp? momsavang 1 0 Heterocampa sp?
Periodical Cicada sp momsavang 6 1 Periodical Cicada sp
Common Eupithecia Moth momsavang 1 1 Common Eupithecia Moth
Uloborus Sp? momsavang 1 0 Uloborus Sp?
Bent-line Dart Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Bent-line Dart Moth
Sac Spider, sp. momsavang 3 0 Sac Spider, sp.
Variegated Meadowhawk CindyBinghamKeiser 5 0 Variegated Meadowhawk
Giant Desert Centipede SargonR 9 3 Giant Desert Centipede
Texas Brown Tarantula SargonR 5 1 Texas Brown Tarantula
Longhorn Beetle SargonR 4 0 Longhorn Beetle
Black Bladder-Bodied Meloid SargonR 4 0 Black Bladder-Bodied Meloid
Walker's Cicada Tukup 7 5 Walker's Cicada
Parasitized Caterpillar (from Wasps) momsavang 4 4 Parasitized Caterpillar (from Wasps)
Funereal Duskywing SargonR 2 0 Funereal Duskywing
Fork Tailed Bush Katydid momsavang 2 2 Fork Tailed Bush Katydid
Copper Leafhopper momsavang 2 1 Copper Leafhopper
Blue Dasher (female) momsavang 2 0 Blue Dasher (female)
Spotting momsavang 2 0 Spotting
Geometer moth momsavang 3 1 Geometer moth
Texas Brown Tarantula SargonR 5 0 Texas Brown Tarantula
Yellow Striped Leaf Hopper momsavang 1 0 Yellow Striped Leaf Hopper
Widow Skimmer (Male) momsavang 4 3 Widow Skimmer (Male)
Tan Jumping Spider mountainmomma.wv 2 1 Tan Jumping Spider
Female Northern Pink-striped Oakworm Moth ForestDragon 8 0 Female Northern Pink-striped Oakworm Moth
White-tailed hornet/Bald Faced Hornet momsavang 4 1 White-tailed hornet/Bald Faced Hornet
Damselfly sp.: Bluets momsavang 3 2 Damselfly sp.: Bluets
Carolina Metallic Tiger Beetle momsavang 2 6 Carolina Metallic Tiger Beetle
Grass Spider momsavang 2 1 Grass Spider
Carrion beetle momsavang 2 0 Carrion beetle
Long tailed skipper caterpillars momsavang 1 0 Long tailed skipper caterpillars
Black and Yellow Garden Spider momsavang 3 2 Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Glassy-winged Sharpshooter momsavang 2 0 Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
Hentzia palmarum (male) momsavang 1 0 Hentzia palmarum (male)
Four-banded Stink Bug Wasp momsavang 1 2 Four-banded Stink Bug Wasp
southern green stink bug momsavang 1 2 southern green stink bug
Stink Bug momsavang 1 1 Stink Bug
Spotting momsavang 1 1 Spotting
Eastern Hercules beetle (female) momsavang 1 0 Eastern Hercules beetle (female)

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