onenicebugperday
onenicebugperday
One Nice Bug Per Day
**The pinned post at the top of my blog will tell you whether submissions are currently open or closed. One photo (or several photos) of a very nice bug every single day,+ lots of submissions.Submissions do not count towards the one (1) nice bug per day! Hover over photos and click the chain icon to view photographer credits. If you submit a bug you want IDed, please include the location you found the bug!! FAQ Run by: Taylor (ex0skeletal-undead) (he/him) Luna moth header/background by Clara McAllister.
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onenicebugperday · an hour ago
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11 of my 13 hornworms have turned into cute little brown pupae! At least 8 are alive, unsure of 3 of them. They may have perished, but I’m holding out hope. Two caterpillars are still vibing. They’re late bloomers and I love them deeply. I’m gonna have moths so soon!! Please send them good bug thoughts so their eclosion is successful...
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onenicebugperday · 2 hours ago
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Trichiosoma triangulum
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onenicebugperday · 5 hours ago
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@porgs-are-space-puffins submitted: I found this butterfly in Utah i was wondering what kind of butterfly it is
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Sure, looks like either a field crescent or a painted crescent. They're both in the same genus (Phyciodes) and have rather variable markings that can look super similar so I'd need more photos to say for sure!
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onenicebugperday · 5 hours ago
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@pyramidrising submitted: I think this is lacewing fly larva but I am not sure (especially not sure about the english names) I found it on my apartment building yard where we have quite lot of plant louses and it was having a feast! Also a butterfly with damaged wing, I have no idea of the species tho. Uusimaa, Finland
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I love your blog!!
Thank you! And yes, you're right, and we usually just call them lacewings. Glad it was enjoying a buggy feast! RIP to its dinner. The other bug is actually a geometer moth, not a butterfly. Specifically a clouded magpie, Abraxas sylvata. I imagine they could still fly just fine despite the damage!
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@thingsstuffnuances submitted: I found this friend hanging out on our screen door in Nova Scotia, Canada :) They hung out there while we came in and out of the house and seemed pretty unbothered. A very chill friend. Any idea what they might be?
Yes, it's an antlion. I can't tell which species from this photo, but I can tell you they are a friend :)
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@from-rain-to-rainbow submitted: Could you please ID this fluffy little friend? She's so cute
Tijuana, Baja California, México
I can! She's a female velvet ant, which is a type of wasp. Females are wingless, but their sting is VERY painful, so don't handle them with your bare hands unless you want to hate your life. This one in particular looks like Sacken's velvet ant, Dasymutilla sackenii. :)
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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I think everyone wants to admire them, yes.
@onenicebugperday Anyone want to admire some lovely cicadas?
Don’t worry I took these photos myself.
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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This blog posts a ton of buggy balloon animals! It’s a delight, highly recommend.
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ラクダムシ
Snakefly
2021.6.22
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@im-flashtoo submitted: Oh boy another new work friend. No ID needed; I already know it's a yellow-spotted millipede, otherwise known as a Night Train because those little yellow spots are like windows and I love that. Apparently they gas predators with hydrogen cyanide, but I never smelled any almonds and it never curled up so I guess this one wasn't afraid of me? All the little leggies tickled.
What a beautiful and leggy friend! Yes, it's a yellow-spotted millipede, and yes they use hydrogen cyanide as a defense. I guess they didn't think of you as a predator! Good job, you're a millipede whisperer. :)
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
also if multiple asks are ok: where do you get all this knowledge about bugs? a lot of the bugs you identify dont show up on the id resources i usually use and i need to become more powerful. thanks
The iNaturalist website is invaluable for IDing! Specifically the website, not the app, I find is much more useful. But my knowledge has come from lots of different places over the years.
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
(warning graphic) One time I saw a caterpillar which seemingly had pooped out a part of its intestines (there's a scientific word for this but i forgot it sorry) anyway is this something they can recover from or did it probably die? I also might be misdiagnosing the issue since it was definitely alive for a long time after i first saw it, and the only reference I have for what its organs look like is from a really poorly done dissection. thanks
I really can't say without seeing what it looked like or at least which species it was! It's possible it was something defensive that it could have recovered from or could have been trauma from a run-in with a predator.
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@sorcha-eilis submitted: Hello! I found a very cool friend in my garden today (UK) Any idea of this little guy's name? Thank you! 🥰
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I think their name is Beverly. That feels right in my heart. Their species, though, is Coccinella septempunctata, the seven-spotted lady beetle!
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, Tephritidae
Photos by Nikola Rahmé
Shared with permission; do not remove credit or re-post!
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
I didn’t get any photos but I want you to know that several caterpillars were safely removed from the tree cuttings before they could be trapped in a gardening bag
I am so glad they were removed so they get to live happy little caterpillar lives :)
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@joannah-emily submitted: i would love to know who little fellow is that i found on the playground of my work! my students and i have been very curious about it. we’re in detroit, michigan :)
(the little friend was quickly released after pictures to avoid curious little fingers getting too close haha)
Suuure it's an eastern eyed click beetle. Glad they were released safely away from possibly overzealous children!
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@homosexual-dino submitted: Found this little guy in northwestern Pennsylvania! I'm not sure if you'll be able to tell what it is with the quality, but this is the best I could get without scaring it away. Even if you're not sure enjoy the nice bugg friend :)
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They are very nice! It's a jewelwing damselfly, but I can't say which one exactly without a better look. But most likely an ebony jewelwing :)
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@maxwellalltheway submitted: Wonderful little bee looking critter. Was busy resting and cleaning their wings taking a breather paying me no mind.
Arizona, Flagstaff.
A sneaky friend! They're actually a fly, not a bee. I'd need a better look at the abdominal markings to say which one, but looks like a drone fly!
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
i thought the bathroom was unoccupied when i walked in, but then i found this guy on the toilet seat! So sorry to disturb you Mx. Bug................... What is it? (Massachusetts)
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Oh how embarrassing to walk in on them using the toilet! Hopefully they weren't too upset. This lil friend is an earwig :)
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@sushiikat submitted: I saw what I think is a giant water bug (toe-biter) at a metro station in the DC area. He was a BIG boi. At least the size of my palm. Biggest bug I’ve ever seen.
I think he was attracted to the light. I hope he made it out in the morning and went back home 😔 I did not have a way to safely transport him or I would have.
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Yes, looks like a giant water bug. Funny place for them although they can fly, so I suppose they can end up anywhere. And yes, they are attracted to light! I believe in my heart they made it safely to some nice water to live their best water bug life :)
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@embarassing2009fandom submitted: Found this lovely beetle guy in Northwest Colorado!
Oil beetles are SO GOOD. Get a load of that giant rump. Precious...
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