Insects Of The World - INSECT CONTEST - October 2021 - #01

Hello Nature Lovers !


I would like to cordially invite you to another great week of the Insects Of The World Contest ^^ To participate in the Insects Of The World Contest just write up a post about an interesting insect of your choice, characterize it and explain to us why you believe that your chosen species is especially important or interesting. You find more details in the rules below ^^

The INSECTS OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY is there FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE WORLD OF THE INSECTS AROUND YOU. We would highly appreciate it if you share your great content there with us! .. The contest is located there as an integrated part and special community feature ^^ The community also features a weekly Curation Report (@lourdeshd6, @nicanor-mosquera) !

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Contest Rules :

  • POST your entry INTO the INSECTS OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY and MENTION that your post is an ENTRY. It is appreciated if leave a link to the contest too, so that interested readers may find it directly.

  • Add the SCIENTIFIC NAME of the species IN THE TITLE

  • All pictures have to be your own. Please show SEVERAL PICTURES from different angles and perspective so that we get to know the insect as good as possible.

  • FULLY CHARACTERIZE your chosen insect. In some cases it may be difficult to name the exact species, but at least the family can be stated easily.

  • FULLY DESCRIBE your chosen insect including details like Place of Spread, Appearance and a Timestamp. Also EXPLAIN us WHY IT IS especially INTERESTING OR IMPORTANT for you personally.

  • The last point is an ESSENTIAL part of this contest; so at least 400 words (per language) are the minimum that should be covering this!

  • Drop the LINK to your post IN THE COMMENTS. You can add a picture if you like. It is NECESSARY as I have to post a link in Discord on Friday, 5 days later for voting and also for my own compiling purposes.

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If there is something not entirely clear to you, here is a example that you can get some impression on how to make a favorable entry. It shows to you which information we are interested the most about your presented species.

Example Post

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Prizes to Win :

  • 1st : 1 HBD
  • 2st : 0.5 HBD
  • 3rd : 0.25 HBD

I will present all participants in the entries section in the announcement posts that will be published roughly one week later on Sunday (depending on my time schedule this may shift ^^). This way you will have a nice compilation of them all. The number of winning places is adaptable and differs by the number of participants to keep a 50% winner limit (1 to 3 - one place, 4 to 6 - two places, 6 or more - full podium). As an special feature, the new title picture will be created from the entry of the contest winner. This time it is from @zhanavic69.

How are the Winners chosen ?

The voting on the winners will be done by the whole DNA community. Therefore we created a contest channel in the DNA Discord (Insects Of The World Contest). Here I will post the announcement post including the winners (Announcements) EACH SUNDAY together with all your entries (Entries) EACH FRIDAY. Every member of DNA will be able to assign voting emojis under the entries for 24 HOURS. In the end those three with the most are the lucky winners. In addition we try to avoid to have the same winner in a row. I will engage as a judge in case of a draw ^^

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@zhanavic69Junonia Coenia


The winner of this contest round was chosen to be @zhanavic69 with her entry about the beautiful Junonia Coenia from the family of the Nymphalidae. The spotted some nice specimens at the house of her mothers farm and recorded it on sight ^^ .. They measure from 5 to 6.4 cm and there are actually color variations to found for these species. Both can be seen in her post. The on seen here is a blue one with shades from brown to orange. The other on is brown, with shades ranging from red to yellow. Their main characteristic is the design of the spots which resemble eyes and in the form of bars .. Thank you very much for this nice post ;)

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@alexaivytorresForficula Auricularia


The entry from @alexaivytorres shows us a Forficula Auricularia. These belong to the order of Dermaptera. This order comprises all earwigs, which are characterized by paired cerci (forceps) at their posterior end. In her post we get to see many macro-shots of the earwig and some really nice gifs too showing it in motion, all complemented by some interesting information of the species ^^ .. Thanks for bringing this interesting order close to our attention ;)

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Best wishes,


Hello, congratulations to the winners, 😃 I have enjoyed a lot with some of your great posts. This in my entry to the new contest:

Thank you for another entry @elentogrther ^^ great to see you participating again 🤗

Hey there Insect Lovers ^^

First of all, a big thanks to @zhanavic69 and @alexaivytorres, for their nice entries. They were really nice to read through and enrich the whole contest and the community with their educational touch ^^

I hope for another great contest for this week and wish al you nature lovers out there a great week ahead, and to your insect lovers out there a great hunt ;)

Best wishes,

Hi, it was a real pleasure for me to have participated, now I will have to take more pictures of the insects heh heh.

Are the contests always insects?

Hey there @zhanavic69 ^^ .. I am already looking forward to more of your nice insect posts 😃

.. the contest here in the Insect community is always about insects, but we like to see all arthropods here, so if you have a nice spider we would love to see it too 😉

Within DNA the Amazing Nature community sponsors two different contests on more general topics, too with an open and one with an constant changing weekly topic .... the Feathered Friends Community has their own initiatives too, which are all focused around birds 🥳 .. Fungi Lovers have no actual contest, but the Fungi Friday, a general day that they dedicate to the Love to Fungi .. Aquatic Sentinels Community is still very young, but with growth there may be something related to our marine brings too

You can always find all DNA activities in our discord server in a special channel 👍

... the contest here in the Insect community is always about insects, but we like to see all arthropods here, so if you have a nice spider we would love to see it too 😉 .

hehehehehe I'm terrified of spiders and yet I've taken some pictures of them let's see what else I have out there in my gallery.

Thanks for your reply and guidance.

You are welcome .. in case of more questions or any other concerns, you are also always free to start a talk or discussion within our DNA discord server too 😉

Thanks for the mention @adalger ...we keep on working!

You are welcome @alexaivytorres ^^ .. thank you very much for your entry and your constant support with all these great insect posts 😃 .. you are a real enrichment of the whole insect community 👍

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