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Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-17-2010, 12:12 AM
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Posted By turttle
Thank you all! You will be pleased to know that...

Thank you all! You will be pleased to know that Havalotta was right on when she identified my pink caterpillar as a tobacco budworm - see the moth one of them turned into below. Sorry I've been...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-15-2010, 04:05 PM
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Posted By turttle
Havalotta, you have a great sense of humor, and...

Havalotta, you have a great sense of humor, and far too much time on your hands! :happydance

The top robber fly munching and crunching was mine. Also, the tachinid fly on the sedum.
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-13-2010, 04:22 PM
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Posted By turttle
'Lib, those are cute bugs, not ugly bugs! I just...

'Lib, those are cute bugs, not ugly bugs! I just read a book review in the lastest Natural History magazine (that just restarted after a six month hiatus) and it was talking about women wearing live...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-07-2010, 08:06 PM
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Posted By turttle
You are definitely invited, Sage, but judging...

You are definitely invited, Sage, but judging from the numbers of photos posted by you now vs last year in your albums, you are a recovering camera-holic. You should share tips on your recovery....
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-05-2010, 03:53 PM
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Posted By turttle
Havalotta, how did you catch that spider in...

Havalotta, how did you catch that spider in mid-jump?! That is an amazing photo.

You do have a plethora of spiders around your house. A herd of spiders? A gaggle of spiders? A web of spiders?...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-05-2010, 12:43 PM
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Posted By turttle
I want to hear the story from ButterflyLinda of...

I want to hear the story from ButterflyLinda of how she took that photo. Was the katydid flying right at her? was she tickling it to get it to pose? My bug photos are never that active, and I'd love...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-02-2010, 09:19 PM
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Views: 6,500
Posted By turttle
I think I overestimated the size of big bad...

I think I overestimated the size of big bad spider. I was looking at the uncropped photos, and I think she is only 1-1.5 inches, still big but not gi-normous.

What "word" was Sage supposed to...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-02-2010, 10:33 AM
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Posted By turttle
Does anyone know what species my "big, bad...

Does anyone know what species my "big, bad spider" is? She was 1.5-2 inches across, had built a vaguely funnel shaped web inside a flower pot, and reminded me of Shelob from Lord of the Rings. When I...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-01-2010, 07:27 PM
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Views: 6,500
Posted By turttle
Thanks, BooBoo! This isn't a great photo,...

Thanks, BooBoo!

This isn't a great photo, since she was hiding deep inside the pot, but I think this "bug" epitomizes unruly.
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 09-30-2010, 09:17 AM
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Posted By turttle
Six more inches of rain overnight, and it is...

Six more inches of rain overnight, and it is still coming down. Where is Noah with his ark when you need him? Sage, I hope you are high and dry in the Catskills at your vacation place.

This baby...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 09-29-2010, 11:52 PM
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Views: 6,500
Posted By turttle
:juggle I've been busy juggling planting, taking...

:juggle I've been busy juggling planting, taking botany class and dealing with teenagers, and dealing with mud being tracked in,

:notworthy and I'm blown away by Havalotta's brilliance. (I still...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 09-21-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,500
Posted By turttle
Thanks, suunto! They look right on, as usual. I...

Thanks, suunto! They look right on, as usual. I am going to put these on our butterfly garden website when we finally get it off, to try and convince people that wasps aren't big, bad monsters.
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 09-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,500
Posted By turttle
W is for wasp, sweetly sipping nectar. I'd love...

W is for wasp, sweetly sipping nectar. I'd love to know what the species is if someone wants to id them for me :)
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 09-20-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,500
Posted By turttle
Havalotta, how do you get the photos to line up...

Havalotta, how do you get the photos to line up vertically with cute sayings? I just spent a moderate amount of time trying to figure it out, but the photos won't appear in the text until I am done...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 09-20-2010, 06:25 PM
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Posted By turttle
Those rose chafers need to be copied onto the bug...

Those rose chafers need to be copied onto the bug porn thread!

S is for spider...

From tiny, to long-legged, to way too big to be in my garage.
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 09-11-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,500
Posted By turttle
I've been requested by Sage to enter my pink...

I've been requested by Sage to enter my pink budworm photo. I don't want to enter too many or y'all will think I'm overly coveting the ladybug figurine.:tease
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 09-11-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,500
Posted By turttle
Here are a few of the unrulier critters in my...

Here are a few of the unrulier critters in my garden this month. I'd love to know the id of the spider. It was well over an inch across, and I accidentally dug up its burrow as I was planting a...
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