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because we love all bugs
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quokka
Corvallis
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May 4, 2020 - 7:11 pm

and knowing some of you will want to play with the pretty colorful newcomers...

 

go to the 11:00 mark

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Reinettes
Lewis Co., WA
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May 5, 2020 - 7:44 pm

Quokka,

Thanks for the upload.  Hilarious!  Nothing like watching a severe extrovert get a dose of some pain that they brought upon themselves!  Oh, the price of fame!  ....Some real nice close-ups of the hornet, though.

Personally, I'm content just to watch the insects around me, most of the time merely going about their daily business and not bothering anyone else (--which is to say, humans,... not other insects).  I see no need to harass them and incite them to fight back.  That being said, I sure hope that efforts to eliminate the "Murder Hornet" (--attention-grabbing news media nickname--) from the Pacific Northwest are successful.  Thankfully, my wife and I moved from southern California before the "Killer Bees"  (i.e., Africanized Apis mellifera) got well-established there.  

Reinettes.

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quokka
Corvallis
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May 6, 2020 - 11:05 am

And here is nature in harmony

 

https://www.sciencetimes.com/a.....-death.htm

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quokka
Corvallis
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May 6, 2020 - 11:08 am

Not a bug, but since we are on creepie-crawlies...had a female doing her thing around some potted figs on the patio. Very pretty. Just hoping she and her extended family don't do too much damage to the mason bees.

 

https://spideridentifications......pider.html

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quokka
Corvallis
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October 23, 2020 - 8:12 pm

If they are that far north...

 

https://people.com/human-inter.....red-us/? 

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