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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

Spotted Pleasant Fungus Beetle Tukup 5 0 Spotted Pleasant Fungus Beetle
Iridescence Longhorn Beetle Tukup 16 12 Iridescence Longhorn Beetle
Variegated Lanternfly Tukup 7 1 Variegated Lanternfly
Bizarre Lanternfly Tukup 3 0 Bizarre Lanternfly
Saturniid Moth Tukup 7 4 Saturniid Moth
Long-snouted Weevil Tukup 2 0 Long-snouted Weevil
Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (larva instars) mauna Kunzah 4 2 Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (larva instars)
Jewel Beetle Tukup 5 0 Jewel Beetle
Viceroy Butterfly Tukup 3 0 Viceroy Butterfly
Swamp Cicada ForestDragon 1 0 Swamp Cicada
Icicle Wasp Tukup 1 0 Icicle Wasp
Tile-horned Prionus ForestDragon 6 0 Tile-horned Prionus
Assassin Bug ForestDragon 1 0 Assassin Bug
Unknown spotting David rodriguez-roth 1 1 Unknown spotting
Wheel Bug momsavang 2 0 Wheel Bug
Wolf Spider female with Egg Case ForestDragon 1 0 Wolf Spider female with Egg Case
Plume Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Plume Moth
False Click Beetle ForestDragon 1 2 False Click Beetle
Oak Treehopper ForestDragon 1 0 Oak Treehopper
Long-horned Beetle ForestDragon 1 0 Long-horned Beetle
Limoniid Crane Fly ForestDragon 1 0 Limoniid Crane Fly
Dauber fly eating a spider? momsavang 0 1 Dauber fly eating a spider?
Toothed Phigalia Moth male ForestDragon 2 0 Toothed Phigalia Moth male
Black Swallowtail Caterpillars aswedishelf 1 0 Black Swallowtail Caterpillars
Gray Half-spot Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Gray Half-spot Moth
Leaf-footed Bug ForestDragon 1 0 Leaf-footed Bug
Tiger Spiketail ForestDragon 1 0 Tiger Spiketail
Ant Mimic Jumping Spider ForestDragon 1 0 Ant Mimic Jumping Spider
Green Stinkbug Nymph momsavang 2 0 Green Stinkbug Nymph
Northern Dusk Singing Cicada momsavang 2 0 Northern Dusk Singing Cicada
Spined Soldier Bug with a caterpillar kill momsavang 1 1 Spined Soldier Bug with a caterpillar kill
Soldier Fly momsavang 1 1 Soldier Fly
Dark Lyric Cicada momsavang 1 0 Dark Lyric Cicada
Unknown spotting momsavang 3 1 Unknown spotting
White Banded Crab Spider momsavang 2 3 White Banded Crab Spider
Cicada Shell momsavang 2 0 Cicada Shell
Prince Baskettail momsavang 1 0 Prince Baskettail
Leaf Bug momsavang 1 0 Leaf Bug
Cow-Killer Ant/Red Velvet Ant momsavang 1 0 Cow-Killer Ant/Red Velvet Ant
Tiphiid wasp David rodriguez-roth 2 0 Tiphiid wasp
Blue Dasher CindyBinghamKeiser 5 1 Blue Dasher
Misc Scavenger Bugs momsavang 1 0 Misc Scavenger Bugs
Bee Fly CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Bee Fly
Ailanthus Webworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Ailanthus Webworm Moth
Crambid Snout Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Crambid Snout Moth
Tubeworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Tubeworm Moth
Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth
Polyphemus moth LisaPowers 7 0 Polyphemus moth
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug momsavang 2 0 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Distinguished Colomychus Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Distinguished Colomychus Moth

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