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Name These Insects

I refuse to close the blog this week with a dead farm animal.

So let’s block out that bloated sheep with some funky insects, and name these caterpillars.

I think the second is a no-brainer and the first might be a little tricky, but you be the judge.

Both are Maryland locals, photographed in August and September, respectively.

This first one wasn’t indoors; he was found on a bathmat draped over a porch railing.

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Here’s entry #2.

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Happy guessing.

 

Name Another Insect

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Here’s a new entry for the recurring, “Name That Insect” contest. Martin spotted this funky fellow in our mudroom.

According to my secret entomology source, this one should be easy-peasy.

Here it is again, with my pudgy pinkie for scale:

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Think you know the answer? Post a comment or send me an email.

In other comment-related business, I have a correction to my recent post, “All Before 9 AM.” That entry included photos of a corn snake, which Martin boxed and left in our kitchen. However, a Funny Farm reader named Lee, pointed out that our reptile was not of the “corn” variety, but is actually a “gray rat snake.”

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Our snake

Photos suggest that Lee is right. Thanks for setting me straight!

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Eastern rat snake in Maryland

Happy Friday Visual

Our friend Mike Johnson was recently hanging out and shot this time lapse video from the deck.

Check it out; the passing planes look like shooting stars.

And thanks, Mike. I dig the ethereal music, by the way.

Have a good weekend, everyone!