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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 27, 2012 - 12:37pm PT
Check out the Venezuela Poodle Moth!

Credit: Obviously not me

Contrary to internet experts' opinion it is real.

Venezuela Poodle Moth
MH2

climber
Aug 27, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
That moth looks kitted for polar regions, not Venezuela. The others on the link look Mardi Gras.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Aug 27, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
I distinctly recall Maggie identifying Jiggs as an insect. She then tried to do him in by throwing the nearest object at him. Bringing Up Father. By McManus?
Tim Camuti

Trad climber
CA
Aug 27, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
Rhino beetle &#40;dead&#41; on my buddy in Guyana, South America
Rhino beetle (dead) on my buddy in Guyana, South America
Credit: Tim Camuti
One of the largest insects in the world. Allowed through customs when I came back to the USA, but the border control officer wasn't supposed to let it through. Yeah for good graces!
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Aug 27, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
Just stumbled onto the thread - awesome shots, all.

Ron mentioned stumpfu*kers a while ago upthread. God how I hated those damned things. No bite mark, but when they bit you it would feel like an electric shock going through you. We had one fire north of Reno where the ground was literally moving with a carpet of them.

I have been trying to find a picture but haven't had any luck, so a description will have to do...

We were cold trailing a fire near Pahrump on July 4th..02? I think. Anyways, I put my hand down to check the root clump of a Joshua tree and got hit by about 40 of the bastards on my arm ( I had the sleeves rolled up as it was about 110 at the time.)
I started doing the "Stumpfu*ker Dance" which consists of banging on the affected body part, along with yelling "ARRRRGH STUMPFU*KERS GET OFFA MEEE" and my partner is dancing around me trying to get his camera out to take a picture of the swarm all over my arm instead of helping get them off...thanks Billy....
Anyways it was a great shot of me looking like the world had ended and my pulaski flying off while I'm trying to kill the damned things...sorry to have lost it, was a classic shot of the joys of firefighting.

Keep up the awesome shots of the creepy crawlies!
Double D

climber
Aug 27, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
It's the season of love in Zion...
Credit: Double D
MH2

climber
Aug 27, 2012 - 10:27pm PT



hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Aug 29, 2012 - 02:20am PT
One big and scarey Mo-Fo.

Do not touch.  10 inches of evil.
Do not touch. 10 inches of evil.
Credit: hamie






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ha ha! that's the top of a dead bush!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2012 - 01:03pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 23, 2012 - 01:25pm PT
"It's smellementary, Homes!  He daid!  He daid a long time!"
"It's smellementary, Homes! He daid! He daid a long time!"
Entomophobia.
shakin' man

Trad climber
california
Sep 23, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
Top of Tollhouse grade, Auberry Rd.
Top of Tollhouse grade, Auberry Rd.
Credit: shakin' man
Same spot as prior
Same spot as prior
Credit: shakin' man
knudeNoggin

climber
Falls Church, VA
Sep 24, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Late to this party, I know; but a few points:

1) That "fast" black widow doesn't sound like a BW to me :
BWs, like house spiders, reside in webs, and are pretty SLOW, overall.
If you really have that, you should be able to bait its web,
draw her out to the *volunteer* bait, and capture her easily.
(Then, she'd make a striking pet.)

2) On those paper (polistes) wasps nesting in the inconvenient eave
by a door --and annoying at least one (other) family member --:
you could make a vision shield for the nest out of a plastic milk
carton (e.g.), to keep them from being alarmed by people passage.
You could also (bonus points) move the nest, but I imagine this is
just good for a laugh. (I once salvaged an attacked? bald-faced
honets nest at a young stage (7-9 wasps?), and with the hornets
in a jar, I reconstructed the nest in a cut-in-half milk carton which
I ducTaped to a porch window, trying to realize a dream from youth
in which some Think-&-Do book showed a (lucky) person with a
big nest up on house glass --what an observatory!
(Sadly, the nest remained small --didn't add even a 2nd comb. boo)

*kN*

photo : polistes wasps with two in the horizontal center chewing
up a caterpillar ball one of them had just brought to the nest,
then to feed grubs. delicious!
Polistes wasps with green caterpillar ball &#40;chewing&#41;
Polistes wasps with green caterpillar ball (chewing)
Credit: knudeNoggin

Robber fly with lunch fly, on MY lunch!
(LX3, so the lens was close to the subjects)
Robber fly consuming house fly, on MY lunch!
Robber fly consuming house fly, on MY lunch!
Credit: knudeNoggin
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Sep 24, 2012 - 01:28am PT
Camel Spiders

Credit: Sparky
Credit: Sparky
Credit: Sparky
Credit: Sparky
Captain...or Skully

climber
Sep 28, 2012 - 12:29am PT

Meet my neighbor. He's cool.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2012 - 02:20pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
Credit: dirt claud

Some more killer pics here.

http://www.artematriz.com/andiyan-lutfiha-y-sus-fotografias-en-macro/
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 23, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
We have a passion fruit vine that has taken over a fence so we always have a few of these around, but nothing like this year.

Credit: TGT
Agraulis vanillae


What's with that letter A?

This one even has squadron markings on the wing.

Credit: TGT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:46am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm so mundane and oh so plain.

How'd you find ME?
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
That was a killer comic book cover Mouse.

Credit: dirt claud
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 18, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
Reilly that poodle moth may have been from Venezuela, but now I think it lives north of 125th street, drives a Cadillac, and runs a "stable".
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Mohamed Babu from India, captured these amazing pictures last year after his wife noticed that ants turned white when they drank milk.

He dissolved sugar in food colouring solutions of red, green, blue and yellow and then placed them in his garden to attract ants. Some of them even moved between the different solutions, resulting in psychedelic colour combinations.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/08/translucent-ants-photographed-eating-colored-liquids/

Credit: dirt claud
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