San Diego Zoo - Insect House

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San Diego Zoo - Insect House
« on: August 06, 2018, 03:07 PM »
Insect House

Located inside the Children's Zoo, the Insect House, otherwise known as Spineless Marvels, is a modest-looking building housing some of the zoo's creepiest looking inhabitants.

How do you feel about insects?

A colorful mural outside depicts the wonderful world of bugs.

The exhibit features a number of tanks, each containing a collection of exotic insects from around the world.

Each insect is classified as having specific roles in the insect world.

A bee hive.

Colorful depictions of the exhibit's inhabitants adorn the walls.

These tanks contain a Bird-eating Spider and a Jungle Crab.

The Bird-eating Spider from South America. Despite its name, it rarely eats birds...mostly just small rodents, reptiles, and amphibians.

There's an actual colony of Leaf Cutter Ants on display here, with monitors set up so you can see them up close.

View of the Leaf Cutter Ants from the monitor.

The Hissing Cockroach tank.

The Hissing Cockroach is found in Africa. These roaches get their name from the warning sound they make by forcing air through breathing tubes on their bodies.

A rare, albino cockroach.

The Whirligig Beetle tank.

Whirligig Beetle, found in southwestern United States.

Giant Katydid, found in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Giant Cave Roach, from Central and South America.

Jumping Stick, from Peru.

The much smaller male Jumping Stick.

Atlas Beetle, from southeast Asia.

Leaf Insect, from Indonesia.

Assassin Bug, from Africa.

Dead Leaf Mantis, from Asia.

Violin Mantis, from India.

Peruvian Fire Stick, from Peru.

Jade-headed Buffalo Beetle, from Africa.

Jungle Nymph (female), from Malaysia.

Jungle Nymph (male).

Giant Spiny Stick, from New Guinea.

Keeper holds a Giant Spiny Stick. Wouldn't you like to hold one too?

A pair of mounted-insect display cases hang on the wall.

« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 03:19 PM by shyguy »