This is the story of Wendy and Andrea's intermittently excellent adventure in Madagascar in October of 2011. These posts are based on a journal that Wendy kept during the trip.
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is the home of eighteen ethnic groups, some 80 species of lemurs, and over 200 species of birds. It has rain forests, deciduous forests, spiny forests, mountains, and coastal plains. It does not have traffic lights, skyscrapers, Starbucks, or much money.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Andrea's Bug Pictures
Giraffe-Necked Weevil at Perinet
Some Bug in Perinet
Green Pill Millipede at Mantadia
Leaf Bugs at Ampijoroa (Each of those pieces of white lint is actually a bug about the size of the top of your pinkie. They have tiny little black legs, and when they move they look like they're flowing along rather than walking. The white fluff keeps them safe--any bird going after them would just get a mouthful of fluff.)
Shield Bug at Ampiroroa
Butterfly at Ranamafano
Orange and Black Tree Beetles (Each of those things that look like candy or an odd rock is a little bug. Like the leaf bugs, they seem to flow rather than walk.)
Rainbow Bush Locust at Isalo (This thing is about three inches long and impressive. Truly odd and kinda gorgeous in a tacky way.)
Green Lynx Spider at Berenty
Handsome Beetle at Berenty
Ants That Ate a Snake at Berenty
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach at Berenty (Andrea saw one hiss!)