Insect Identification

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    • #1541
      Zachthemac
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      Could someone please help me identify these two insects that I found around my house? I’ve searched a lot, but haven’t been able to figure out what species they are.

      I walked over to my aloe plant to water it and saw this dragonfly in the pot. I surprised that it didn’t get scared and fly away, then I looked closer and it appears to be dead. Weird though since it looks perfectly intact.

    • #27529
      MrMistery
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      Why exactly do u want to identify them?

    • #27548
      Zachthemac
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      I’m just curious about the critters in my area.

    • #27561
      opuntia
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      The first one is a caterpillar and the second one is a kind of a dragon fly.

    • #27566
      Dr.Stein
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      AWAWWAWAWWAWWAWAWAWWAWAWAAAA NOOOOOOO… I will not open this thread anymore… I fear of caterpillars, any kind of larvas, worms, maggots, and all cylinder massive solid things like them whoaa whoaa whoaaaaaaa… 😥 😥 😥 except snakes. I love snakes 😉

    • #27567
      opuntia
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      Is it ”insect phobia”? 😆

    • #27572
      victor
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      It’s strange since she is an immunobiology researcher whose job is dealing not only with human but animal also (including insects)…. 😆

    • #27581
      opuntia
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      May be Dr.stein is joking…she never seems to be afraid of anything (my guess of course) 😕

    • #27593
      Zachthemac
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      quote :

      The first one is a caterpillar and the second one is a kind of a dragon fly.

      I knew that much. 🙄

    • #27594
      opuntia
      Participant

      What else do you want to know then?

    • #27597
      Zachthemac
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      What species of dragonfly and caterpillar.

    • #27599
      opuntia
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      quote Zachthemac:

      What species of dragonfly and caterpillar.

      Caterpillars are the larval form of a lepidopteran (a member of the insect order comprising butterflies and moths).
      dragonfly:
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Insecta
      Order: Odonata
      Suborder: Anisoptera

      That’s all i know about them 😉

    • #27619
      Dr.Stein
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      quote opuntia:

      May be Dr.stein is joking…she never seems to be afraid of anything (my guess of course) 😕

      Uhm, I am seriously serious 👿 I am afraid of those things I mentioned. No kidding. Though I chose Zoology Department when I was a student in university but I avoid to deal with those nasty creatures. There was only three departments: Zoology, Botany, Environmental Biology… did I have a better choice? 🙄 😀 I like to hide in anatomy, histology, embryology or physiology labs ; avoding invertebrates taxonomy lab, didn’t attend in entomology and helminthology classes 😆 😳

      There was a story… I was interested to do a research of ants. See, who does not interested on ants’ life? Nobody, they are nice things (except if they land on our meals hehe). I started to write a research proposal and they just refused it because I didn’y have a basic in entomology. They asked me to sit-in in entomology class and follow the labcourse. I know how the lab looks like, it fulls of monsters caterpillar and larvae…uff… Well, no thanks. Goodbye 😥 😆 😆

      victor: Yes, I am into Immunobiology but I prefer not to deal with insects whooaa whooaaaa 😈 Give me other invertebrates please or I will retire soon 😆 😆

    • #27638
      opuntia
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      Caterpillars look evilish…the gypsy moth caterpillar gives me creeps…not to mention how my hands start to itch when ever i see one of them 😆 but still i’m not afraid of them…they are lovely creatures…i sometimes look after caterpillars until they turn into moths and butterflies 😀

    • #27648
      Dr.Stein
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      they are lovely creatures??? 😯

    • #27746
      zami’87.
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      I’m sure that if u could say location it would be easier to determine…. 🙂

    • #27976
      Ange
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      Hehehe….. I also found a butterfly some time ago…. and I sketch it in Dr. Drei’s class (did you know??? sorry…). Lucky I sketch it…. next morning both the wings are eaten…. probably by lizards…

    • #27983
      Dr.Stein
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      Ange: I knew it 😉 but I let you doing that because it seemed that you were enjoying your thing, also you did not bother your friends and me, so I have no reason to stop you. Show me your sketch next Friday ok? 🙂

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      alphalink11
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