The Amazing Five

Hello nature lovers in the Hive :)

We live in the highlands and we are surrounded with greens (trees, vegetable farms, gardens etc) and our yard welcomes different guests, big or small from time to time. Today, I'm sharing some of the many amazing ones we've had so far, so let's go!

This beautiful Cicada for instance surprised me one day when I found it enjoying the comfort of a towel hanging outside. This insect sings loud I remember especially in the summer. It was very quiet at the time it was photographed though.

According to Wikipedia, this type of insect "spends most of their lives as underground nymphs and emerge in predictable intervals of 13 or 17 years" and their life cycle varies from 1-9 years. (Source) I'm just wowed! It boggles my mind how they can stay underground for that long and then comes out so beautiful and fragile as this one. I love the transparent wings and the designs on them.


And the one below was identified by Google Lens as Dasychira, a type of Tussock Moth which is becoming a common visitor in our yard. I usually find them in the morning. I guess they come around the night time, attracted by the porch lights which are always on when it's dark.



I thought this little white beauty was dead when I saw it on a rock near my little garden, it turned out it was only resting because it moved when I tried to poke it with a stick. I love the stripes on its body and the little dots on its head. Its antennae are short and so are its legs.

Google Lens helped me with its name as usual (this app comes very handy). It identified it as Chionarctia, another type of a tiger moth.



And what about this?

GL called it Grammoptera, a type of a beetle. I have no other way of identifying it but trust Google Lens on it, hehe! It's a very tiny insect which was making the leaf of my ornamental plant its home. I was just glad it didn't make holes on them. I guess its friendly, huh!



And this "scary" yet beautiful purplish snail was captured by the husband one evening. It baffled me how it found its way into the dry grounds. I thought snails love watery places! Guess I was wrong :)




I had to consult Google to find out more about snails and their body parts. I didn't know those two upper tentacles are where its eyes are! This anatomy illustration had me learned that a snail has a foot! I'm so fascinated to learn these things today.

Nature and everything about it captivates me. I would often let out a loud "WOW" (or a silent one) each time I see something out there. Yet I'm honestly amazed at how they come about although it's beyond my understanding. Nevertheless, I always appreciate them for coming over and I get to see them around too. Sometimes they stay for a day or two, sometimes they just disappear so soon.

And this is my participation to this week's FREE TOPIC edition of the Amazing Nature Community.

Thank you and have an amazing day!
All photos are my own. 100622/11:50ph




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I am quite familier with all insect whose photograph you shared here. Through your article i know a little bit more about those creature. And in case of photograph all of captured very well and i know capture a insect photograph is not a easy task specially in case of flying insect.

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That's great :) Although I have seen some of them before, I don't know their names. Capturing them was fun although sometimes I get scared thinking, "what if it flies on me?" lol!

!CTP

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Nice post and photos of these amazing creatures. I accept then as long as we can coexist and they cause little it no harm. I am afraid when I see snail and butterflies though. Trouble is always nearby.

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Thank you :) And yes, so far we have not experienced any harm from any of our yard guests. Some bugs do eat on our fruit trees but it's okay because they don't consume them all hehe.

I wonder why you say "trouble is always nearby" with snail and butterflies? :)

!LADY

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My garden is on my balcony and therefore I would like every plant to thrive. I do not have that much to share with our creepy crawly friends. About a week ago I wrote a post about trouble in paradise as I had snails and caterpillars which were munching on my lettuce. I saw a few strawberries eaten yesterday too. It is ok though the strawberries are more plentiful that the cabbage. Thanks for the tip

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Oh, that's the challenge indeed when there are bugs because they are the first to harvest, lol! Worst, if they destroy the whole plant. Experienced that on the beans we have at the backyard, we didn't have much to harvest because bugs had them first.
You're welcome :)

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Lol yes - they love being first. I got to them on time with my homemade solution. Sorry about the peas.

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Oh that's nice, homemade remedies are at least safer :)

Thank you :) Planted a few again, will need to wait for 2 months I guess before we can have their fruits hehe

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True. I was so sad to remove items from my garden although - the wait will be worth it though.

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Yes and since you have a home solution, hope they will no munch on the new ones :)

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Hello Sis! You are becoming more and more expert at photographing insects!
I liked the Chionarctia
Good morning, amiga! 😄

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Hahaha, thank you amiga and thanks to your recommendation of the GL, it's a handy app! Enjoy your weekend sis!

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Nature is amazing and insects are fascinating. That is the beauty of technology we can look up things as we see them CJ. I am forever using GL when I am out and about:)

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Yes, and yes Tito Ed. And thanks to sis Eli for GL :) It's really very handy.

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I see a lot of those in our backyard po they are very noisy the cicada

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Haha, yes. They can be irritating when they start singing loud and won't stop. I've only seen one here (the photo above).
!LUV

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yes they don't want to stop specially when it's raining sometimes I want to spank them but hurting insects is bad, right?

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Hahaha, I wonder how can you spank them. They'd fly away easily hehe. And yes, hurting them isn't good :)

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Yeah, they are so mean, but I don't like hurting them.

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Yes, we don't want to hurt them💗

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😍😍😍 Yes, tita. Good evening po. I will sleep early tonight because I am tired. We went to the beach. I will post tomorrow.

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The only one of these animals shared I'm interested in is the snail. I'd simply run as soon as I come across the Moth or the Grammoptera beetle. Lol!

It's been a while dear farm girl. It's kristoff!

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Hahaha, they're not scary :D They're actually harmless in my opinion. Just admire them from a distance and no touching, lol!

Oh! You've gotten a new account? Welcome back :D

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I'm glad to be here.

Any advice for me? My articles have not been getting deserved recognition. Any help will be appreciated. Anything special I can do apart from interacting? Tehre should be something I'm not doing.

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Great! The thing about being in Hive is not focusing on rewards especially when you are new. I just visited your posts and I said "You gotta be kidding me, this is a great start!"

You are doing great to be honest. If you check ours when we started, you will be glad of how your account is doing.

My articles have not been getting deserved recognition

I suggest to avoid saying this to anybody else, some would downvote you hehe. I read this from someone before and he received a bad slap, nobody owes you anything they'd say. You gotta earn it. And there is no shortcut to doing things here I guess, we grow and learn as we go along. Quality content and quality engagements are the main keys I believe. It's building connections first, growing your account HP helps too. And yes, I recommend you reply to everyone who engages in your post :)

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I suggest to avoid saying this to anybody else

No No...I wouldn't dare say it to anyone else. I only said it cos' I've known you for a while and didn't know what other words to use.

I'd be more careful next time. Thanks for the advice.

I guess I simply have to continue interacting and have some fun.

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Haha good! And yes, continue how you started and have fun :) Also, if you are up to contests, you can participate in them. There are contests that reward the winners with liquid HIVE so it also help in increasing your HP.

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What contests are those? Kindly educate me.

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Some communities do contests, like CineTV community, Amazing Nature, Photography etc. You can visit the different communities and check the ones that appeal to you. You do need to read the community rules so you would know what to expect.

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Thanks, I;d check them out.

I think I made a mistake about three days ago. When I posted an article on the Leofinance community, I should have posted it via Leofinance but instead of via Ecency.

Do you also consider it a mistake?

Cos' I later realised that Leovoter only upvotes articles on the Leofinance community that were published via Leofinance. What do you think?

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That's great and I wish you the best.
I'm not sure how the leovoter works but yes, it is better to use the LeoFinance UI when posting finance/crypto-related stuff. And no, I don't consider it a mistake because it is still in the community hehe.

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Na alla, nagcomcomment gayan anak ko ditoy, sis haha. Nakitak timeline na :D Adu andidit agpyso ayan mi man :)

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Hehehe, na curious ak sunga pinasyar ko profile na. Don ko nalaman na yung princess mo pala hihihi. It's great, I love it!💗

Kasla uncommon da metten ditoy, first time in years nga nakakitaak manen hehe.

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Hehe I was laughing last night, sis. Baka kunak adda maibaga ket awan preno na pay dayta nu dadduma hehe. Love these shots! Imbag adu nabirukam hehe. Happy weekend, sis!

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Hehe, mayat met piman, at least ammo na maki-interact :)
Naurnong sis nga pics haha. Thank you and yes, a lovely weekend to you as well💗

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