In 1896 the Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) was accidentally released in Philadelphia PA. In 1998 the first Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) was collected in Allentown PA. Both of these species originate from China and are not native in the US. I took a video and tagged it #Stinkbugnomnom if your interested in seeing that.
There were tons of these caterpillars all over Isla Angel de le Guarda... anyone know what kind they are? There were tiny ones only an inch or two long, and these big fat guys that were about 3 inches, all the same color and busy eating away! We've seen lots of butterflies around lately, which the locals say means the end of the summer storm season!
So. Behind. 😂😂😂 Between work and school i don't have a lot of time to work on these, but I will get there!! For #inktober2017 day 2 #divided I did a #gynandromorph swallowtail butterfly! A butterfly that is half female and half male. Gynandromorphs are rare, but are seen most freauently in invertabrates. They most stunning gynandromorphs are seen in species that are sexually dimorphic!