The weather has turned and that means it’s time for UDU to return. In honor of the season change we’re listing what’s in our bag when we bug hunt.
Our bag turned inside out contains:
Fish tank net
Jars (Varying sizes)
Old sealable pill bottles
Journal, pencil and pen
Cameras (Sony Alpha and iPhone 5)
Bug Alien bug catcher (http://bugalien.com/bug-catcher/)
What’s in your bug hunt bag?
This beetle was hightailing it across the parking lot to get out of the rain. Insects just seem to really love the macadam here in the rain.
Wheel Bug. Arilus Cristatus.
Two separate people texted me photos of the same type insect within the same day. So here’s a photo of the wheel bug* and a return guest post from Jonathan McVerry:
*Jonathan and friends nicknamed it “Godzilla Bug”
“We were tailgating at the Penn State-Navy game. We typically hold a very welcoming tailgate and host friends, family, and passers-by alike. This little guy showed up on a paper plate and quickly garnered a lot of attention from the group—especially the ladies. He seemed harmless. We offered him a beer. I am pretty sure if we knew he was a wheel bug from the assassin bug family, as well as a Pitt fan it turns out, we would have sent him on his way.”
October 6, 2012. State College, PA.
Photo by Jonathan McVerry.