Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Doesn't this katydid kind of remind you of Baby New Year?


Have a safe and fun night!

Found the pic here at Nature at Close Range.

Friday, December 21, 2007

All I want for Christmas... anything from this place, Michelle's Vintage Jewerly.

But these are my favorite.

I may not blog again until after Christmas. Have a great Holiday!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Just say no...

I had always heard that when given a dose of LSD, a spider will create a perfectly symmetric web.
Here's some evidence to the contrary.

This video is worth watching even if spiders give you the heebie-jeebies or make you faint. I promise...

Bonus points if you see the restraining order.

I don't know if any spiders were harmed during the making of this short documentary.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ant Art

I appreciate many forms of art, however abstract images usually don't appeal to me. This artist in an exception. Check out his subject. Ants.
I am really thinking about getting some of these images for my kitchen but I would have to convince my husband first. I could tell him the art would complete the "Ants in the Kitchen" theme we've already got going on the counter, in the cat food, under the sink, etc...

Check out his work here at

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Insects Christmas

There appears to be some debate on the origens of this short film. Russia, Germany, Poland?
It is a stop motion animation made by Ladislaw Starewicz in 1913 and it is hypnotic.

According to Wikipedia "Ladislas Starevich (August 8, 1882 - February 26, 1965), born Władysław Starewicz, was a Polish, Russian and French stop-motion animator who used insects and animals as his protagonists."
Since live animals were difficult to work with, he often used dead animals as puppets. Weird but interesting.
Anyone with more information on the film, please feel free to comment.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Are We Getting Through?

Apparently so. The blog of adorable insects is being read far and wide. We have a lot more of the map to fill in but I feel the message is being heard.
Thanks readers! And please... comment!

Mini Mantis

I weel get you! I weel get you! I weel cross this valley of denim and you weel be gotten.

Fear me!

CtMom is afraid.. tough bebeh found on Wikipedia.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Mr. Darcy

Colin Firth or Matthew MacFadyen...
We let the inch worm deeeecide.



And the weener:

Duh! Colin Firth

Found the cute bug on CuteOverload. Don't people know the cute bugs need to come to meeeeeee!?!?

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Etsy Find

Holiday gala at the Natural History Museum? You must get these!
They are bug cuff links.

Adorable!! Though.. they do look kind of unhappy.

Find them the Tilly Bloom Etsy Store.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Silver Fish

Why is this bug dressed as Santa?

Go to UglyOverload to find out.
It's totally worth it especially since their is a SONG that goes along with the pic!
But then come back!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Girls Night Out

True Story:
I spent the weekend with the girls. We had a party crasher!

Just another one of the ladies!

Sad News:
The following morning we discovered the lady bug had been smashed and she didn't get that way from drinking Cabernet. :<

Photo by CtMom

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How do you measure cuteness?

With a ruler of course!

Check out this little hopper who is trying to prove he can jump as high as the big guys. Read the story behind the pic here.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I ate to much...

Just like these bugs,

I'm stuffed.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

I found the stuffed mite here. Scan the pics until you find the Sad Mites. It's cute too in a pathetic metal mite kind of way.
The stuffed bedbug can be found here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Focus on my beauty... and please

...get a better camera.
1. Have been crazy busy and neglectful of blogs
2. Need a nicer friggin' camera to capture lovelies such as this guy/girl

Above is a fantastic photo of the rocks in my driveway. The blurry green and black string may be a Catalpa Sphinx.
Stay tuned! Soon I'll be posting some undulating caterpillar action in all its' cute glory.

Pic below is slightly less blurry but off center...

Photos by CtMom

Friday, November 2, 2007

Waaah #3

Where do I find this stuff?
Youtube has a wealth of material...

You can read the translated lyrics but it still doesn't make any sense in the end. Seriously.. It's a song about a bug who bites bums.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy October

People, I love Halloween!
Any and all halloween bugs submitted will be posted.

This pumpkin comes from here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I got little tiny bug feet! I don't really know what bugs eat!

The video is alright... the song is AWESOME!!!

People like the Lolbugs

Who are they? I dunno. I see the stats.. I have readers. Even repeat readers.... and they come from all over the world. And.. they are not my mom and best friends. This one is for all the lurkers who read but don't comment. I'm as friendly as the bug below.

I found it here.

Waaaaaah? #2

There are no words to describe... in English.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I Got Your Foliage Right Here

Not expecting a big leaf show this year? Drought got you down? Check out this moth in all his leafy mimicking glory. (yes it's on the same lamppost where the luna was photographed)

Check out his cute autumn undercarraige. Sorry for the lousy focus... again.. I need a new camera...

Photos by CtMom

I'm not exactly sure what type of moth this is.. I'm looking now.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ready for my Tiara...

....cause I'm already wearing my blue shimmery gown.

Which way to the Homecoming Dance?

I have no idea what this bug is but he was spotted in the Shenandoah National Park. A beetle of some sort?

photo by CtMom

Friday, October 12, 2007

Windows to the Phony Soul

Look at this faux face!
Can you tell what he's thinking? Can you read his thoughts or really feel the depth of his emotion? No, cause he's a faker. I've met plenty of these types.

"Look into my cater-eyes, one look and yur heeepnotized."

I found this picture here.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Dragon Spy Who Loved Me

Is it cute among insects? Not really.
Cute among spies? Definitely.

This is some spy gadgety thing that will be used somewhere somehow. I don't know nuthin. Read about Robobugs if you like.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Lil' Stinker

Life stinks, until you find a pink sippy cup full of Sprite.
Photo by CtMom

"How to get eeeen?"

Ok.. before anyone freaks. There wasn't really sprite in the sippy cup. It was water but Sprite just sounded better in the caption.

Trick or Treat

Wherz the Halloween partee? I'm all in my black and orange Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kiss getup and I ain't got no partee to go to!

Photo by CtMom, who needs a better camera.. (perhaps I should start a donation thingy...)
BTW: Legend says if the orange band is long, the winter will be mild. Whew! No wonder it's October and 92 degrees.

Monday, October 8, 2007

High Fashion

Aww sweet Monarch caterpillar munchin' on some milkweed.
Watch out Martha and Paris! When I trade in my prison stripes, I'll be purtier than you!

This newly hatched Monarch butterfly and the above caterpillar were photographed at Gabrielle Acres. Check out check out the posh catercondo chrysali all lined up like luxury apartments.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Spider Spice

If you wanna see this spider... you gotta get a super zoom lens.

Sorry for the microscopic garden spider pic. I couldn't risk getting closer by stepping into snake infested ivy.

Check out the spider's crafty zigzag web. This is typical garden spider web design. Isn't it great?
I would say this spider was about quarter sized.

photo by CtMom

Monday, October 1, 2007

Blush.. I made a poopy

I've got to get the word out. Cute bugs need to come to my blog! This pic was posted on Cute Overload which is crazy popular and very selective. I once submitted a picture of my cat but he must not have met their stringent standards and rules for cuteness because he was never posted.
Check out Meg's witty caption for this pic on Cute Overload. Then come right back here!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

I'll Be Your Teddy Bear

Hey bebeh,
I know you think my green wings are handsome. I know you're thinking I'm exotic and unique and you wish I could be by your side always. Did you know know I'm also all snuggly wuggly underneath? Check out my cute pink legs and fuzzy fluffy body. Sure the Lunesta might help you sleep but I'll keep you warm at night. Wanna snuggle?

Click the pics for a closer look.
Photos by CTmom

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Accomplishments in Gastropoda

These are a couple of my aquarium occupants. They are a happy family and very supportive of each others endeavors. Here, Sprinkle the Mystery Snail, climbs the fake fern for the first time. Swimmy the beta cheers him/her on. I'm not sure what was up Sam's butt that day.

eta: The kids named the fish and snail.

So Happy to Meet U

Though the cuteness of my previous posts may have been debatable you can't deny the adorable in the following pictures.
Cindy from Bug Safari sent me these shots of a smiling katydid. Well.. I suppose since I forgot to put my contact info in the blog she didn't technically send the me the pics but she did give me permission to post them. Seriously.. This bug is SMILING! Enjoy!

Thanks Cindy!

I had the chance to get a similar photo yesterday when a katydid travelled up our kitchen window. He was not in the mood to be photographed however and refused to pause for a good shot.

Photo by CtMom

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I have some crazy bugs living around and sometimes in my house. I have plenty of homegrown material for Adorabugs.
I frequently see these nutty millipedes crossing my driveway on their way from one patch of woods to the next. Why they cross, I just can't say.

Notice the cute head tilt as he politely asks for a sip of coffee. So sweet.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Now I've seen this all over the internet and in other blogs but I felt it had a home here. Though.. I'm not sure it's a bug. I really don't know what the frick it is but it sure is cute! However... if you're not lazy like me you can read up on it here at the National Geographic site!

Blair Stick Project

I took this one myself. What's lacking in cute he/she more than makes up for in pose!

For comparison...


This one is almost to hot for the blog but I'll post anyways.
Warning: For imago audiences only.

Why Adorabugs?

We all know that kittens, puppies and tiny tortoises draw the crowds. The enormous success of blogs such as Cute Overload and Kitten Wars have proven that people can't get enough of the cute. However, I feel one phylum of animalia have been sadly overlooked; Arthropoda. Though many loath these multi-legged creatures I suspect it's simply because they have never gotten close enough to see the true potential for cuteness. I hope to change that perception with this blog. Think of the cute bumble bee who couldn't be separated from your Coke. How about Jiminy Cricket? Even Cute Overload has posted an occasional cute insect. Remember the overreaching snail? “Ehn....” Alright, maybe snails aren't insects but I still think of them as bugs cause I can't help it. What about the baseball lovin' mantis?
I encourage all bug lovers to send me your bug pics and videos. Help me help adorabugs everywhere gain the respect they deserve as cutie pies!