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wow, work has been entomologically exciting lately. i can't even tell you. so instead i will show you pictures!

last week out front i saw for the first time in my life the hummingbird moth. (thanks to jack's sister i know what it's called - i had no idea at the time.)



i had no idea! it looked alot like that and was going from flower to flower... just like a hummingbird! i was aghast. how could a bug be so pretty?

then today i was coming in from errands and saw this:



i know, the pic is crappy - it is from my phone because i'm stupid and don't have the camera with me. it was some kind of caterpillar crawling around, seemingly trying to get out of a coccoon that looked like cement embedded with a bunch of blue pebbles. i have no idea what that is!!! but it was fascinating! i watched it for like 10 minutes, alternately squicked and fascinated. i really, really wish i could share a betetr picture of this.

and i got my eyebrows waxed. which has nothing to do with cool bugs whatsoever.

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asimplelife
Jul. 26th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
OoOOoOo beautiful. I have never seen one of those here.
tzel
Jul. 26th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, snidegrrl liking bugs. Shit, I better start digging the apocalypse shelter or praying or something.
snidegrrl
Jul. 26th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
i like them... outside... particularly if they are behind glass...

i am content to admire them in their context but god help 'em if they get in my house. :)
soft_pieces
Jul. 26th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
last week out front i saw for the first time in my life the hummingbird moth.

That thing is so weird!
omphaloskepsis
Jul. 26th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
If you want to try to identify the bug you saw, you might want to check out http://whatsthatbug.com - it's awesome, it helped me identify the monster spider I saw last week as well as the whiteflies that were trying to attack my pentas.

And it looks like it has a picture of the hummingbird moth on the front page :)
snidegrrl
Jul. 26th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
i totally just sent them another blurry picture from the digital camera here at work so hopefully they can help me! thanks!
bitchiekittie
Jul. 26th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
what a neat moth! I like his fuzzy butt.
snidegrrl
Jul. 26th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
i swear it looked like a cute little tiny bird. cute!
salami_salome
Jul. 26th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
I think that for me, the presence of any kind of segmented carapace precludes actual cuteness, but it must be admitted that that there moth is rather a fascinating bug. Order Lepidoptera, if I remember my entomology class correctly!
snidegrrl
Jul. 26th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC)
or you remember the mummy correctly. :)

dang, i can't find the quote right now but she does mention lepidoptera when the locusts swarm in!
ex_amfora
Jul. 29th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
Hi, I have a question. I was looking at porn_rage user info, and I didn't understand one of the...rules, or procedures or whatever.
"5. If you are a member of a privileged group, be prepared for your privilege to be checked if necessary."
What do you mean by checked?
Thanks,
ana
snidegrrl
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
Basically that means that if you speak on a subject where you have privilege - i.e. race, class, gender, and so on - you run the risk of having your assumptions challenged. Some people take this really personally, but the idea behind this rule is that we don't want anyone to take it personally, we just want to be able to say, "hey, maybe speaking as a man (white person, middle class/upper class person, straight person) you have made some assumptions in your statements, and you need to check where you might be blind to some things."

I hope that helps.
ex_amfora
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
Oh...ok. Yea, I should have been able to figure that out...lol.
Thanks!
And, I joined the community, if it's alright.
snidegrrl
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
no problem. and i just sent your approval.
snidegrrl
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
Here's a good essay on the subject of privilege in regards to race:

http://seamonkey.ed.asu.edu/~mcisaac/emc598ge/Unpacking.html
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