Iceman does not always approve of my other pets.
I almost stepped on this lovely Gopher Snake while in the field! It’s amazing how well hidden an animal can be it what seems plain sight.
“Hey, could you please id this one for me? I found it on a door frame on my building. I’m farmiliar with the local insects and this is something I havent encountered yet. It’s a valey with a few patches of oak forest and some wild streams with a small marsh near where I live if that will maybe help you identify it by habitat. I’m from Croatia Europe”-zoosadf
Hi! This is some species of Longhorn Beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It very much resembles our Locust Borer. But that’s not an exact match. Perhaps, someone is more familiar with European Longhorns? Lovely Beetle.
Drawings in entomology displaying the proper way to label pointed insects. It’s a good thing he’s a scientist ;)
Writing a paper on the zombie-inducing host manipulation of this beautiful parasitoid wasp, A. compressa, the Jewel Wasp, on its host the American Cockroach. Finals are in one week, so I shall have lots of posts to share once this 14 Bio-unit semester is over!
“This is Scitters! I went to move a rotten log out to the curb, and I ended up shaking a whole bunch of creatures from their home. It made me feel bad, so I took big chunks of the wood and put them in a terrarium. In it was 6 Bess Beatles, one that is a pupa, a Florida Leatherleaf Slug, and two of these. The other smaller one’s name is Judge. I hope you can help me identify what these pleasant creatures are!”-Joro
I love this, not many people would describe such a large cockroach as “pleasant”. I’m not sure the species- as cockroaches don’t tend to be my favorite. But I bet tothedarktower can help, I shall text him to tell us. I suspect it may be an Oriental Cockroach… It will be getting larger, too. He has yet to have its wings which means it is a juvenile. Actually, I’m right next door to the entomologist at school, I shall ask him now!
Ok so Dr. Hogue says it very well could be an Oriental Cockroach, however, it may change its appearance with its final molt. So to be sure, send us more photos when he is all grown up!