Plume moths are one of the most unique moths, in that when they are at rest, they hold their wings (which they roll up) lateral to their body, creating their signature resting ‘T’ shape.
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.
a. My worst nightmare
b. Goliath Stick insect
c. Amazonian tree grasshopper
a. Mole cricket
b. My worst nightmare
c. Burrowing Southern cockroach
a. Belthar’s Dark scorpion
b. African Cave spider
c. My worst nightmare
a. A pumpkin seed
b. A leafhopper
c. Early instar (development stage) of a grasshopper
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
Well, I did it. I started my “bug blog”. I have such a fascination with not only bugs, but animals of every kind. And honestly, I think I’ve worn out my welcome posting about this stuff on Facebook. People on Facebook only really want to hear about nice things — not Giant Golden Orb Spiders the size of your hand.
I suppose the funniest comment I ever got was when I was likened to Ross from friends and his obsession with dinosaurs…and of course, his complete blindness to the fact that no one really cares about them as much as he does. But strangely, I’m okay with that. Because the people that do get it, the people that do enjoy it, are who I’m aiming for.
This blog is a venture of love. My love for all things creepy crawly….and even sometimes furry and feathered. I know, that doesn’t fall under the Entomology umbrella, but this is my blog, so there. And believe it or not, there are a handful of creatures I find absolutely no redeeming qualities in; flies, ticks and cockroaches. I may possibly be able to be swayed by the giant hissing cockroaches, but the other two will meet the business end of whatever’s handy if they come across my path.
So, I hope you enjoy yourself. Take a look around, tell me what you’d like to see and be sure to send me all your buggy and animal photos so I can post them on the site. If you have any questions, be sure to email me and if I can’t find the answer, I’ll find someone who can. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time,