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Rare Pink Katydids

The Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans just bred these rare pink katydids and I find them captivating/delicious. Pink Katydid Facts: • The parental katydids, both pink, were brought to Audubon Insectarium during the summer of 2008 as donations by visitors. • The pink katydids were sent off to Cokie Bauder, Manager of Animal Collections at…

Hot Peppermint Stick Bug Action!

Once again Zooillogix reader-in-the-field extraordinaire Tweet Gainsborough-Waring (yes, that is her real awesome name), delivers the steamy shots you all have been unwittingly waiting for: Peppermint Stick Insects getting down in Queensland, Australia! LonelyPeppermintStick23 – Looking for a male who knows his way around an ovipositor and isn’t afraid to get kinky with your Malpighian…

A paper by the University of Basel’s Zoological Institute to be published in the upcoming issue of the journal, Animal Behavior, reveals the complex relationship that baby bugs – nymphs and larvae – have with their parents. When young tree hoppers feel threatened they will shake the leaves and stems that they reside on, signaling…

Wet Insects

Some incredible early morning shots of wet insects by German photographer Martin Amm. Red veined darter Horsefly more below the fold

Brits of all shapes and sizes have been spitting out mouth fulls of tea and shepherd’s pie at the announcement that a strange unidentified insect seems to be running rampant across England, including London. The black and red bug resembles the Arocatus roeselii, a rare central European insect, only Britain’s bugs are significantly duller in…

The Light Brown Controversy Moth

No one quite knows when the Light Brown Apple Moth arrived on the shores of California, but after DNA identification in 2007, it wasted no time pitting the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the populace of San Francisco against one another. Today the CDFA announced a new strategy for the eradication campaign: releasing…

Hot Moth Action

Time once again for some of Igor Siwanowicz’s spectacular insect photography. We’ve brought you his mantis photos in the past (#1 , #2, and #3) so we decided to switch it up and take a look at some of his moths. Unfortunately Igor doesn’t tell us which species we are looking at, but maybe some…

When Benny and I were little, we used to bait a large Havahart trap and leave it in the backyard overnight. We caught squirrels, possums and raccoons. Half the fun was the surprise of what might be inside when we woke up the next day. The game ended the morning we discovered we had caught…

Order Electrus

Documentary on “new obscure insects” by Floris Kaayk. Was first shown at Paradise by the Laptop Light in 2005. While fascinating, a world infested with these guys would pretty much suck. Thanks to Maria Haanpaa for forwarding along.

Cyborg Insects

Great video of humankind’s future arch nemesis.