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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

Cicada sp momsavang 6 0 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)
Spotting mountainmomma.wv 2 1 Spotting
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
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
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)
Maize calligrapher momsavang 1 1 Maize calligrapher
Noble scoliid wasp momsavang 1 1 Noble scoliid wasp
Jewel Beetle momsavang 0 3 Jewel Beetle
Green June Beetle momsavang 1 0 Green June Beetle
Aphid, sp? momsavang 1 0 Aphid, sp?
Green Lynx Spider momsavang 0 0 Green Lynx Spider
Small-headed Fly Brian38 3 0 Small-headed Fly
Tiger Bee Fly momsavang 3 1 Tiger Bee Fly
Texas Grass Tubeworm momsavang 1 0 Texas Grass Tubeworm
Citrus flatid Planthopper momsavang 1 0 Citrus flatid Planthopper
Red-winged grasshopper Brian38 1 0 Red-winged grasshopper
Eastern black swallowtail momsavang 5 0 Eastern black swallowtail
Lesser Grapevine looper moth momsavang 3 0 Lesser Grapevine looper moth

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