And now for a brief visit to Funky Town… meet the boogie-woogie aphid (Grylloprociphilus imbricator), more formally known as the beech blight aphid. In their nymph stage, the aphids gather by the thousands to feed on beech trees and will wiggle their ends when disturbed to warn predators. These New York natives are somewhat of a rare sight and do not usually cause much harm to the trees. Who says dancing is just for the stars? 📷: @nelsondebarros
Una hermosa cigarra (chicharra como la llamamos en mi país) poniendo su pequeño grano de arena para increíble ciclo de la vida. Poniendo huevos. // Cicada contributing to the incredible circle of life by laying eggs. #insects#bugslife#insectos
Bug Fight returns with old friends and a new batch of tapes
8pm, Ridgewood, Queens, NY
Young aphids piggyback on adult aphids to get to safety faster
Young aphids may ride on the backs of adult aphids to get back to the safety of a host plant quicker, according to a new study. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181205232652.htm
Wishing this bloody beautiful specimen the happiest of birthdays. 🎈
My dearest cousin and dearest friend, my love for you has no end.
Here are 10 of our best photos, including a the final hidden gem. They’re pretty great. Well... most of them.
A day on the Green, I will see you there.
We’ll go ridin’ on the horses. Yeah, yeah.
Love youuuuuu ❤️❤️❤️ P.s. mad 90s get up. 👌🏻
Deaths’s Head Hawk Moths: Available!
Only TWO Death’s Head Hawk Moths left in stock! These are potentially the last specimens I’ll have for sale until the New Year!
If you would like to reserve a specimen send us a direct message!
Worldwide shipping available!🌍
The bugs are back in town! We’re so excited to show you guys some new additions to our A Bug’s Life inspired collection! All four of these ears will be added to our shop TOMORROW at 10am AZ time 🌿✨
Meet the bugs:
🐜 Flik and Atta (updated)
🐛 Heimlich 🍉
🕷 Rosie 💙
Who’s your favorite?👇🏼
Get in loser we’re going to Art Basel 🐛
You’d be amazed at the number of native bees I’ve had visit since these corn flowers opened up- stingless bee, leaf cutter bees and (my personal fave) blue banded bees. We’ve seen more birds (in fact one came into the apartment when we weren’t home and left a present on Ricky’s desk 😂) butterflies and other friendly critters. Adding plant life, particularly of the flowering kind, to your small urban space is more important now than ever. With city populations growing and subsequent development reducing urban green space, we need to provide food source and homes for our local fauna. The existence of these creatures in our urban environment is integral in ensuring the overall health of our bush corridors, city parks, home gardens and landscapes. There is substantial evidence revealing the huge benefit that urban green spaces have on our physical and mental health; including reduced stress, obesity, and death. I’ll happily forward anyone some great articles!
So when you see your next bug, don’t recoil in horror- enjoy a curious moment observing a tiny yet fundamental cog in our fragile ecosystem. Let’s actively be a positive link in the chain- Look after bugs and they will look after you! #giveabugahome#bugslife#bugsforlife