Archive | March, 2015

Teddy Bear Spider

4 Mar

Okay, so maybe the title is a bit misleading. And not that I need to mention a teddy bear to get you here. I mean, if you’re here there’s a good chance you were looking for something insect related. Or just randomly stumbled on this site and after seeing this photo may never come back.

See, I first posted this picture to my Wannabe Entomologist Instagram account where I am followed (virtually, not physically) by other like-minded bug nerds. They loved it.

So, I broke my “no more spider pictures on Facebook” rule and posted it there as well. And I realized something-if you hate spiders, no suggestion that it looks like anything else will work.

So, here is the first version I posted.

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See anything?

How about now?

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I can clearly see a sleeping, upside down teddy bear with blondish hair. And it looks adorable. Apparently not to arachnophobes.

(The spider in the picture is a Garden Orb Web Spider – Eriophora transmarina (Araneus transmarina))

Goliath Stick Insect

3 Mar

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been absent lately but I’ve had lots going on between family and school commitments.

I did want to share with you a picture of one of my female Goliath Stick insects (Eurycnema goliath). She is now a massive adult and has already been mated. 

Enjoy!

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