SINOBUG
Cuckoo Bee (Thyreus sp., Apinae, Apidae)

This genus of bees parasitises other bees’ nests, i.e. they don’t build their own nests but lay their eggs in the nests of other bee species.
Apart from their brilliant colours, they also adopt this strange roosting behaviour as evening approaches, tightly grasping the ends of twigs and grass tips with their jaws to rest.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese Hymenopterans (wasps, hornets, bees, ants and sawflies) on my Flickr site HERE…..

Cuckoo Bee (Thyreus sp., Apinae, Apidae)

This genus of bees parasitises other bees’ nests, i.e. they don’t build their own nests but lay their eggs in the nests of other bee species.
Apart from their brilliant colours, they also adopt this strange roosting behaviour as evening approaches, tightly grasping the ends of twigs and grass tips with their jaws to rest.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese Hymenopterans (wasps, hornets, bees, ants and sawflies) on my Flickr site HERE…..

Final Instar Great Mormon Butterfly Caterpillar (Papilio memnon, Papilionidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..

Robber Fly (Asilidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Robber Fly (Asilidae)

Robber Fly

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Katydid Nymph (Olcinia or Sathrophyllia sp., Cymatomerini, Pseudophyllinae, Tettigonidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese grasshoppers and crickets on my Flickr site HERE…..

Weevil (Curculionidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..

Weevil (Curculionidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..

Nolid Moth Caterpillar (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Nolid Moth Caterpillar (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

Nolid Moth Caterpillar (Nolidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Lymantriinae, Erebidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Male Scoliid Flower Wasp (Campsomeris sp., Scoliidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Male Scoliid Flower Wasp (Campsomeris sp., Scoliidae)

Male Scoliid Flower Wasp (Campsomeris sp., Scoliidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese Hymenopterans (wasps, hornets, bees, ants and sawflies) on my Flickr site HERE…..

Moth Caterpillar (Homodes sp., Catocalinae, Erebidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Moth Caterpillar (Homodes sp., Catocalinae, Erebidae)

Moth Caterpillar (Homodes sp., Catocalinae, Erebidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Zygaenid Day-flying Moth Caterpillar (Soritia or Eterusia sp., Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Zygaenid Day-flying Moth Caterpillar (Soritia or Eterusia sp., Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae)

Zygaenid Day-flying Moth Caterpillar (Soritia or Eterusia sp., Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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"We thank you for our rest and home and all things good. For wind and rain and sun above. But most of all for those fat juicy midges we love. Amen!"
Marsh Skimmer (Orthetrum luzonicum)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese dragonflies and damselflies on my Flickr site HERE…..

"We thank you for our rest and home and all things good. For wind and rain and sun above. But most of all for those fat juicy midges we love. Amen!"

Marsh Skimmer (Orthetrum luzonicum)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese dragonflies and damselflies on my Flickr site HERE…..

Spiny Leaf-Rolling Weevil (Paroplapoderus sp., Attelabidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..

Spiny Leaf-Rolling Weevil (Paroplapoderus sp., Attelabidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..

Red Helen (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Red Helen (Papilio helenus, Papilionidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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A Jeweled Flower Mantis (Creobroter gemmatus, Hymenopodidae) dines “with” a Blue Triangle (or Common Bluebottle) (Graphium sarpedon, Papilionidae).

As their name implies, the flower mantids wait on and around flowers to ambush their prey.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese praying mantids on my Flickr site HERE…..

Lynx Spider (Oxyopes sp., Oxyopidae) and egg sac

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Lynx Spider (Oxyopes sp., Oxyopidae) and egg sac

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese spiders and arachnids on my Flickr site HERE…..