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What is it?

13 Sep

So, this time I decided to do a multiple What is it? post.  Trust me when I say that there are many strange and wondrous creatures out there and here are just a few.

 

goliath

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1.

a. My worst nightmare

b. Goliath Stick insect

c. Amazonian tree grasshopper

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Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org

2. 

a. Mole cricket

b. My worst nightmare

c. Burrowing Southern cockroach

3. 

a. Belthar’s Dark scorpion

b. African Cave spider

c. My worst nightmare

Photo credit: orionmystery.blogspot.com

Photo credit: orionmystery.blogspot.com

4. 

a. A pumpkin seed

b. A leafhopper

c. Early instar (development stage) of a grasshopper

5. 

a. My mother when I told her I was moving out.

b. Totally photoshopped image of jumping spider

c. The look my friend gives me when I say I love spiders

Strange Insects — Quiz

11 Aug

Every once in a while, I’ve come across something that just baffles me. (I mean besides why they don’t put more jam in jam doughnuts.) But, without having a background in anything related to entomology, it’s sometimes a challenge to figure out what it is.  See, those experienced in the field can look at a number of things to at least narrow it down to an order.  I’m getting better at it but, as you’ll see, some are just plain confusing.  (But, if you’re a follower of the blog, these might not be that hard 😉 )

Can you guess what is what?

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Now, match these letters up to the picture you think belongs with it.

A. Pollen and nectar feeding katydid

B. Rhinoceros beetle larvae

C. Early instar of an owl fly

D. Giant huntsman on my face

E. Whip spider

F. Bird-dropping (Death’s head) spider

G. Mountain Katydid

H. Lady bug (beetle) larvae

Post your answers in the comments below or on Facebook.  Answers will be revealed in tomorrow’s post.  I will announce the person(s) that got the most correct.

*All photos property of Lisa Vankula-Donovan unless otherwise stated.**