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Violet's original composition "I Wish I Was a Butterfly " Two weeks and two chords into the uke. Two months into a butterfly craze. #lepidoptera  
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Oh my goodness. This is amazing!! So catchy!! I wish I was a butterfly!!!
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Insect family tree developed through genomic sequencing. So cool to see the co-evolution of particular plants and insects. 
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This is a really beautiful phylogenetic tree!  Wow.  I'm really impressed with the graphics on this one.
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Stosh thinks dragonflies are so cute! #odonata #lepidoptera
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So cool! Do you have a favorite kind of dragonfly?
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Violet's Regal Fritillary Bug Body Hack. Her text reads:
I'm a Regal Fritillary and I'm very ABSENT because our home has been replaced with Christmas tree farms. We are no longer in Nortg Carolina because of that. I used to like the wild flowers and my babies used to like violets.
And an original song she wrote (performance to come soon!):
I wish I was a butterfly
With Shine wings and
Prity eyes
I wish I was a butterfly
It would be a better
Like being a butterfly
Fly free with a butterfly
Being free in Nature life
#lepidoptera
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Poetry, songs, and bugs? What could be better! I see a little triple threat here lol Great bug hack!
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Shout out to the teachers (formal and informal)  out there! How are or will you use parts of this make cycle with young people in your settings? I want to share the link for my college-level writing class as some of my students are earning a science communicator badge and are (or will be soon) participating here as part of their requirements to earn the badge. Feel free to use any of the activities listed there. I'm happy to award the badge (available with claim code on Cred.ly)  to others outside my classes with required evidence as well. On the home front, our five and six year olds are eager to find the moths. They already have a butterfly obsession, and we're hoping to be able to make some comparisons and contrasts soon.  Perhaps a two voiced-poem between a moth and a butterfly!
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We had a couple of beetles last night, but no moths. Where are these elusive lepidopterans? Could hanging the sheet under a shelter be a deterrent? What about Halogen bulbs? Anyone used moth bait (something sweet/something fermented) before? Should I paint it on my sheet? 
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Awesome ground beetle!  These are predators, so they're coming to the light to hunt!
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This is interesting--and a bit sad. Evolutionary short-circuiting or ascension into the light of day? Maybe I should ask the month in a two-voice poem.

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That sounds like a great idea! Maybe one moth who believes she's ascending and another who realizes maybe it's a short-circuit? 
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+Chris Goforth Violet says this "toothed one" is for you. Copied from Smithsonian.com "14 Fun Facts About Dragonflies" #odonata
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I love the material you used for your dragonfly! They always look shiny to me too, very nice portrayal!
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+Caleb Hardee more info on your awesome green lacewing find... #neuroptera
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I just saw this! Thanks for the great information!
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Make Cycle 2: Natural Science Bug Body Hack starts now! Join us over the next two weeks to create our own bugs while considering how they are classified.  We will use our hacked bugs to write stories and poetry using whatever resources you can find!
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Baiting the trees for moths with a mixture of molasses, overripe bananas, and a couple of fermented beverages. We'll see what happens tonight!
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Cockroaches aren't all bad!  I rather like them.  And yes, I know I'm weird.  Maybe it was a wood roach and not a pesty type of roach?
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We had a couple of beetles last night, but no moths. Where are these elusive lepidopterans? Could hanging the sheet under a shelter be a deterrent? What about Halogen bulbs? Anyone used moth bait (something sweet/something fermented) before? Should I paint it on my sheet? 
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