Thursday, June 23, 2005

Taiwan has some great bugs: V

I tracked down some more bug pics off my website, and added a new pictures page today (grand opening later) that includes a couple of bug shots....

Well, it ain't a bug, but it shore is purty....




A moth clings to our car door....




Caught this beetle crawling across someone's bumper....




This bad boy was off to steal someone's crops....


4 comments:

Peter said...

It's not fair - most of the bugs we get here are boring things like ants, 'plain' spiders, 'roaches and the odd flatworm. Nothing as exotic as you get over there in Da-ken.

By the way, what camera are you using? And are you using a special macro lens for these shots?

Michael Turton said...

I'm using a Fuji s5000, with the zoom/macro equal to a 37mm-370mm SLR lens. Macro is built in. Picture quality is excellent for my needs, and the camera is durable; I've turn over the counter once already, so have shot over 10K pics since February of last year.

Most of these bugs I didn't get at home! The slug was at Chaoyang U, the beetle on Wu Chuan W. Rd, the caterpillar in Keelung. The moth I shot on our car one morning. I've been trying to get ticks and cockroaches, but unlike other bugs, they won't pose.

Jessica said...

I have adopted a taiwan Tu Guo so if you need a tick; plumped up or skinny, just let me know. I usually burn them, (sorry to entamologists) But I don't want them to resurface on my child who is very tight with our street dog.

Being the spider man that you are I have a question for you. I found or caught a huge light brown and dark brown spider with hairy dark almost black legs in my son's classroom. I caught it and set it free, much to the dismay of the school. It was huge brown and had a dark almost hourglass making on its back maybe they looked like an X. Its legs were as long as my fingers and body as big as some of the cock roaches you see here(1.5inches).

Oh yeah I have a great picture of a cockroach my husband found at work that was the same size as his cell phone. If you want that image just let me know. jginster@hotmail.com

Michael Turton said...

Sounds like you caught one of the local wolf spiders. There are pictures on my critter page.

Thanks for the offer, but frankly, such a pic is liable to have a negative effect on my appetite.