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pleocoma sonomae - Pleocoma sonomae - pes

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Pleocoma dubitabilis?  - Pleocoma dubitabilis - samec

An online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information.

rolly pollies - Google Search

I always remember Rolly Polly's, or Pill Bugs. Don't see them so much here in Michigan, but in California, they were all over :)

SCAROBS  Karlsruhe museum of natural history  The Beatles part 2 by !Shot by Scott! on Flickr

bugs, bugs, bugs : Beetle collection in the Karlsruhe museum of natural history - so many different kinds!

Dew covered metallic beetle

You don’t usually hear about insects being endangered since they’re typically found in huge numbers. However, the Rainbow Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina cerealis) is an extremely rare species of bug that is only found in a few small populations.

Emily Baird of Lund University in Sweden and colleagues have shown that a diurnal dung beetle in South Africa (Scarabaeus nigroaeneus) uses celestial cues to ensure it keeps going in a straight line away from the dung pile.

Dirty Dancing: Dung Beetles Get Down to Walk the Line By Ferris Jabr As a dung beetle rolls its planet of poop along the ground it periodically stops, climbs onto the ball and does a little dance. It's probably getting its bearings.

Luna Moth - North America

˚Luna Moth - North America - These moths were prevalent at one time. Now with artificial light at night and pesticides we are losing these beautiful creatures.

Butterfly eggs as seen under a microscope

and textures Photograph by Martin Oeggerli Large white butterfly egg Pieris brassicae The yellow eggs of the large white butterfly are laid in clumps on the undersides of cabbage leaves (above) and brussels sprouts.

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