I spotted this Bean Leaf Roller Caterpillar last night & when I went back to locate it today I found it rolling leaves. Another insect considered a pest to those with a suburban garden that I’m excited to see on my property. 🐛♥🐛

The Long Tailed Skipper Butterfly’s larva is commonly known as the Bean Leaf Roller, Urbanus proteus (Linnaeus). It is especially common in home gardens. If bean leaves are rolled, or leaf edges look ragged, check for bean leaf roller larvae.

Range includes the southern United States and all of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and South America south to Argentina.

Larva feeds on legume crops such as cowpea, lima bean, pea, snap bean and soybean. It is also known from wisteria, Wisteria spp.; tick trefoil, Desmodium spp.; butterfly pea, Clitoria spp.; and hog peanut, Amphicarpa bracteata.

The larva pupates on the plant, within the shelter formed by the larva from leaf material. The pupa measures about 20 mm in length. The pupa is yellow to brown, and is covered by a bluish-white pubescence. Duration of the pupal stage is seven to 20 days. More - http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg/bean/bean_leafroller.htm

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AVAILABLE NOW $35! From my Limbus Series: Raccoon Vertebrae Pendant Necklace. Only a few left so treat yourself at Bonelust.Etsy.Com soon. These normally sell out fast when in stock! 💀♥💀 (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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I have been seeing lots of these beautiful mushrooms lately. ♥🍄♥

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A dung beetle friend just hitching a ride to a safer spot on my property. I love these guys!

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How cute is this fluffy Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar.

Euchaetes egle, the Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar or Milkweed Tiger Moth, is a moth in the family Arctiidae. It is a common mid- through late-summer feeder on milkweeds and dogbane. Like most species in this family, it has chemical defenses it acquires from its host plants. These are retained in adults and deter bats, and presumably other predators, from feeding on them.

Range: From southern Canada, and south through Texas and Florida in North America. More - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euchaetes_egle

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Some lovely coral fungus bunches Growing near my home. ♥🍄♥

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NEW & AVAILABLE NOW $35! Cameo Set Real Human Molar Silver Plated Adjustable Ring. Limited to these 4 rings pictured so head to Bonelust.Etsy.Com soon, I expect these to sell out right away! ♥💀♥ (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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BONELUST BONE PROCESSING PROGRESS: Only 3 days prior to this photo being taken this was a freshly dead turtle (roadkill sadly). The shell was beautifully complete & amazingly undamaged. Boy was I wrong to think I could put this in my bone cage and let the maggots deflesh it. Had no idea they’d strip off the outermost scutes as well! This shell fell apart soon after going into a much needed peroxide bath & will have to be glued back together now.

I’ve had the hardest time experimenting over the years with #turtleshellprocessing and each time I’m left with mostly failed attempts. I learned long long ago that if you just leave a turtle shell outside the elements will cause it to completely fall apart. Last year I spent months experimenting with trying to clean up some shells & some complete mummified turtles. I wanted the flesh out without separating the turtle shell. Also wanted the upper keratin scutes still on the shell. Not to have the under bone show through like pictured here. It seems like all of the elements have to be just right to end up with a beautiful complete turtle shell and/or complete skeleton. A full on maceration session is absolutely out of the question which will leave you with a crumbled pile of bones that were once the shell. As is a peroxide bath which causes the keratin scutes to bubble up, crack & peel off.

Since the old “stick it on an ant pile” suggestion isn’t an option here either, I guess the best way to do something like this is to hand deflesh it as much as possible then let a healthy captive dermestid colony clean out the rest for you. Although I have heard they will eat off the keratin scutes if you aren’t careful. I did salvage the scutes though & will be using them in future art/jewelry pieces. RIP Mr Turtle ♥💀🐢💀♥ (at http://bone-lust.blogspot.com)

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BONELUST TOOTH CUSTOM ORDER INFO: I have a number of creations I can make YOUR supplied teeth into. Human, pet or found animal teeth welcome! Glass displays, necklaces & rings. Some already have custom order listings at Bonelust.Etsy.Com in my Custom Order Options shop section, with more info/prices. I can also create a new design just for you. My prices are very reasonable. Not all teeth work for all designs so please keep that in mind. I often have customers send me their teeth after an initial custom order purchase & then I tell them what their options are once I have their teeth in hand. Please message me at Bonelust.Etsy.Com with your questions. I’ve been making human teeth jewelry since the early 90s with my own wisdom teeth & am always flattered to do the same for customers! 👉 Some pieces pictured are also already available in my shop right now. You don’t need to send me your teeth to get them for yourself! 👈 (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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AVAILABLE TODAY $35! New Real Human Tooth Adjustable Ring style, that is a more economical option for you guys. I used to have a lot of different human tooth rings in my shop for years but I’ve been moving away from the adjustable ring bands. But found when I make my sterling silver rings not all of the crowns I’ve sawed off fit the setting. So I’ve been left with finding other ways to use them and decided to offer an adjustable ring again to allow for more people to enjoy one at less than half the cost of my sterling rings. Please keep in mind that this is not going to take the same kind of daily wear as a sterling ring. Stay tuned here for when I list these at Bonelust.Etsy.Com ♥💀♥ (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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BACK IN STOCK $55! Just relisted my long out of stock Real Human Molar Specimen Glass Dome Display in the Deluxe Option. Which is the highest quality tooth possible.

I also have pre-orders listed for 2 other tooth options: Regular & Antique Decayed which are $45. Each has 2 different base options: Silver & Antique Brass. Limited quantities of each so treat yourself at Bonelust.Etsy.Com soon!

♥💀♥ There is also an option to send me your own molar to have me make a custom one for you! ♥💀♥ (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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BONELUST BONE PROCESSING PROGRESS: Spent hours today working on bone processing. This is just a small peak of what I had my gloved hands into today - a dog, 2 raccoons & 2 rabbits out of maceration & ready for peroxide baths. Last tub is newly found armadillo gift from @forgotten_boneyard ready to start maceration (better than flowers in my book, haha). Other than that I worked on various processing stages of 4 turtles, 4 squirrels, 4 juvenile goats, 3 hedgehogs, 2 cats, 2 juvenile sheep, lots of wild boar, deer, opossum & more. I’ve always got a LOT of bones processing in the bone cages and never enough maceration tubs or peroxide, haha, but that’s the way I like it. Everything mentioned was found dead or donated & shipped to me frozen. Have something you want to send me for shop credit? Message me directly to discuss the details please at Bonelust.Etsy.Com Want to know how I do this stuff? See my BoneLust blogspot blog which is all about bone collecting & process AKA my life. Thanks for the support guys! ♥💀♥ (at http://bone-lust.blogspot.com)

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BONELUST BONE PROCESSING PROGRESS: Took this huge 4-Horned Jacob & Barbados Sheep Mix Ram Skull out of maceration today. Turned out an odd color but hoping it cleans up nicely in the peroxide bath. Can’t wait to get the big beautiful twin horn sheaths back on. This one will likely be staying in my personal collection. 🐏💀♥💀🐏 (at http://bone-lust.blogspot.com)

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About a week ago I posted a video here of a female Imperial Moth laying eggs, on the screen of my front port. Which is not good for the little caterpillars to be. So today I carefully removed the eggs and made a sort of hammock for them on a safe host tree nearby to keep an eye on.
The Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) is a Nearctic member of the family Saturniidae. Wing Span: 3 1/8 - 6 7/8 inches (8 - 17.4 cm). Imperial moths (their many regional morphs, subspecies and sibling species) range from Mexico to Canada and from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Coast. Habitat: deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forests; adults are nocturnal and come to light.

Like other large silk moths, these adult moths do not feed. Their only purpose is to breed and have a very short lifespan because of this. Adults emerge before sunrise and mate after midnight the next day. Females lay eggs at dusk singly or in groups of 2-5 on both surfaces of host plant leaves. The eggs hatch in about 2 weeks, and the caterpillars are solitary feeders. Pupation takes place in underground burrows. More - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Moth more - http://bugguide.net/node/view/4757 More - http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Eacles-imperialis

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BACK IN STOCK $50 A PAIR! Just added these 3 pairs of the BoneLust original design: Real Human Molar Crown & Root Cuff Link Sets to my shop 👉 Bonelust.Etsy.Com these normally sell out quickly so head there soon! 💀♥💀 (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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