Thank you, Hierophilic for your generous donation towards my spider research!  I have been so excited to meet so many bug-loving women!  Here is another lovely weevil in the cloud forests of Ecuador.  I love his blue feet. 
My research in Ecuador

Thank you, Hierophilic for your generous donation towards my spider research!  I have been so excited to meet so many bug-loving women!  Here is another lovely weevil in the cloud forests of Ecuador.  I love his blue feet.

My research in Ecuador

Thank you, attreeothechoosenone, for your generous donation towards my research on spiders!   I love all your bug posts!! 
Here is a longhorn beetle in the family Cerambycidae in the cloud forests of Ecuador.

Thank you, attreeothechoosenone, for your generous donation towards my research on spiders!   I love all your bug posts!!

Here is a longhorn beetle in the family Cerambycidae in the cloud forests of Ecuador.

Thank you, Molewoman, for your generous donation towards my research in Ecuador!   Here is a lovely hummingbird in the cloud forests of Ecuador.
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Thank you, Molewoman, for your generous donation towards my research in Ecuador!   Here is a lovely hummingbird in the cloud forests of Ecuador.

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Do you get bit by lots of little insects when doing your research? Do you like all bugs or just spiders and stuff ? How about ants and other things that nip at you :(
Anonymous

Oh yes.  The mosquitoes and chiggers were awful in the Amazon.  I was stung by 6 ants on 6 different occasions.  And bit by one spider that I grabbed bare-handed.   I do love ants.  And most bugs- maybe not mosquitoes though…

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I went on a mission trip to Ecuador in the spring and my friends thought it was funny how I fell in love with every insect. It's neat to see another gal who's into entomology like that!
Anonymous

I love meeting fellow bug girls!!   And the diversity and beauty of Ecuadorian insects was incredible.

My research in Ecuador

Spider hitching a ride on my shoulder.
Santa Lucia, Ecuador
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Spider hitching a ride on my shoulder.

Santa Lucia, Ecuador

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This BULLSHIT is popping up all over Facebook. This is not true- nor is confirmed by spider experts. Bunk stories such as these are commonly based on misdiagnosis on part of doctors (99% of “recluse” bites are staph infections), coupled with the general public’s lack of knowledge and distaste for spiders.

Spiders have evolved their venom to ingest insects- not bite humans!! If left alone, they don’t bite you in your sleep! If you have a mystery bite, it’s probably something a spider eats! Or you’re allergic to your laundry detergent. Here is an article written by a spider scientist at UCR. We do NOT have Brown recluse in CA. http://spiders.ucr.edu/myth.html

Stop spreading this junk that adds ignorance towards people’s perception of nature.

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I loved seeing tarantulas in their natural habitat!
Tiputini, Ecuador
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I loved seeing tarantulas in their natural habitat!

Tiputini, Ecuador

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Hi Tumblr!
I have updated my spider research campaign to include public thank yous on my blog to any donor of any amount.
I have had such joy from creating this blog over the last 4 years, and appreciate all the support I have received from you.  Even a dollar deserves a shout-out to my readership! 
Remember- I am personally emailing all backers so if you didn’t hear from me and donated, then please check your spam!!   I need to know your username in order to thank you on buggirl!!   Here is me with a Blue Footed Booby in the Galapagos. 
Donate here for spider research in the Amazon

Hi Tumblr!

I have updated my spider research campaign to include public thank yous on my blog to any donor of any amount.

I have had such joy from creating this blog over the last 4 years, and appreciate all the support I have received from you.  Even a dollar deserves a shout-out to my readership! 

Remember- I am personally emailing all backers so if you didn’t hear from me and donated, then please check your spam!!   I need to know your username in order to thank you on buggirl!!   Here is me with a Blue Footed Booby in the Galapagos.

Donate here for spider research in the Amazon

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Tiputini, Ecuador
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