Friday, November 15, 2013

Creepy-crawlies of PNG 7: A miscellany of bugs

Here's the last instalment of bugs. First a few dragonflies.

And finally, a giant walking stick.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Creepy-crawlies of PNG 6: Ants and bees

Ants are very industrious creatures, as Proverbs 6:6 testifies: "Go to the ant, O sluggard" (although in the case of termites we'd sometimes rather say "Go to the sluggard, O ant!"). We see lots of them in PNG, and many varieties as well. They are very quick to find any scrap of food not disposed of properly, and alert their fellow ants about a great new food source.

And then some bees...

In a banana flower.


A burrowing bee.

Bees dancing on their nest – an amazing sight!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Creepy-Crawlies of PNG 5: Beetles and bugs

Again, I'm not going to be very scientific here, but here are some beetles and other bugs.

We do see cockroaches from time to time. Thankfully we haven't
had any infestations. 

It really is blue... 

Perhaps this one should have gone on the caterpillars and millipedes post,
but I missed it at that time.

This one was actually in Australia, but I couldn't resist including it.
This one was also in Australia, but we've seen similar in PNG.