Cross-Country Connections: Insect

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Insect.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

CCC Insect Erin

The cutest little bug, picture taken by Biodork herself, at my wedding in Tumacacori, AZ in 2009. 

From Mom in Hagerstown, Marland:

CCC Insect Mom

These are the only insects I could find in this weather, thank goodness!

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

CCC Insect Brianne
The cold weather has driven most of the bugs into hiding, so I’m pulling out a photo from warmer times. I saw this guy in the Omaha Zoo back in 2012.

Cross-Country Connections: Insect

4 thoughts on “Cross-Country Connections: Insect

  1. 1

    The insect in Erin’s picture is a Giant Mesquite Bug in the genus Thasus, probably Thasus neocalifornicus Brailovsky & Barrera 1995 (which is supposed to be the only species found north of Mexico and is common in Arizona), although I can’t find many previous images of neocalifornicus in which the ends of the wings are so green.

  2. 3

    This cross-country connections business is lovely, as are the little creatures (jeweled and otherwise). I might see if I can convince my family to do this, now that we’re spread over a couple of continents… thanks for the idea and the pictures!

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