Insects Of The World - INSECT CONTEST - September 2021 - #04

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 in 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 @elentogether.

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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@elentogetherTetragonisca Angustula & Plebeia Emerina


The winner of the last round of the Insect Contest was chosen to be @elentogether with her nice post about some very nice bees. She presents us two different species within her entry, which are the Tetragonisca Angustula and the Plebeia Emerina. Both are from the tribe of the Meliponini, which comprises around 500 species of stingless honey bees. We do not only get some pictures of her captures, but get also provided with a full classification and description of the species in english, as well as in spanish language ^^ .. Thank you very much for this nice contribution to the contest ;)

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Unfortunately we only had one entry this time. Therefore we have no honorable mentions that can be shown in this section this time.

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Best wishes,


Hi there Insect Lovers of Hive ^^

A really really big thanks to @elentogether for her nice entry and support to this format ! .. Also it was the only entry this time, congratulation for being chosen by the DNA community as this rounds winner ;)

This said, I wish you all out there a great week ahead, a nice time during your insect hunts and that you stay safe and healthy, wherever the days may lead you to ^^

Best wishes,

📣Congratulations! @elenalltogether

Thank you very much @adalger, there are many insects here and I love observing and photographing them. Happy weekend too, take care of yourself and yours too 🙂.

Thats so great ^^ .. if you ever encounter another interesting species, we would be really happy if you share it here with us 😃 .. I wish you a great rest of the week ahead too @elentogether ;) .. read you next time 😉

Thanks!, I have always liked observing them. what is new is to be able to take photos so closely. I would also be very happy to share the wonders that I find with you :)

Hello friend adalger thank you for answering my question, here is my participation I hope I have done my homework well:


Thank you very much for your nice entry to the contest @zhanavic69 ^^ .. you choose a really beautiful species from the lepidoptera order here 😉

Hola saludos lo de las 400 palabras es por cada idioma según entiendo. Porque al traducir del español al ingles en este minimizan las palabras ....o son 400 palabras con los dos idiomas ? Por favor responder para entonces así tratar de participar

Hello greetings the 400 words is for each language as I understand. Because when translating from Spanish to English in this one they minimize the words .... or are 400 words with the two languages ? Please respond so I can try to participate

Hi there 😄 .. Firstly, thank you so much for considering participation 🥳 .. yes, it's at least 400 words per language. It is actually not so much and ensures that each insects is described well enough ^^ .. I am looking forward to your entry @zhanavic69 ;)

Add the SCIENTIFIC NAME of the species IN THE TITLE

Hello friends insectologists heh heh how would I know what is the scientific name of the insect, because sometimes we take names of insects, birds equis and we do not know the scientific name?

Hmm, good question .. you could do some research on your own or use several identification apps around. As an alternative you could also leave a picture in the DNA discord server and we try to help you in the identification @vicent21 ^^

Thanks a lot @hive-129253!

You are welcome @elentogether ^^ .. thank you so much for your participation ;)

Hi, i was wondering if i could participate. just in case if i can, here is my entry