in Insects Of The World2 years ago (edited)

INSECTS & SPIDERS IN ACTION - VOLUME 2 was the original title when the otherworldly thing appeared. Right now, I'm in the process of editing, adding theories and explanations to make a relatively decent post out of this unexpected, disconcerting situation.

I was sleeping about five-six hours ago when this post appeared. And this isn't a new post at all. I published this video about insects and spiders in summer, and now I found it here again, as a brand new upload. Maybe my account got somehow hacked and someone is having bizarre and dubious fun re-uploading my old posts.
I don't know, but intuition says to me that is something else. The thing that my intuition doesn't know is what, how, or why. If someone more experienced in HIVE has an answer or a good theory, I will gladly hear it.

Ah, almost forgot the most important detail. I fell asleep while watching a three hours long compilation of the Twilight Zone episodes on Youtube ... maybe that has something to do with what happened. I'm not joking, I swear I was watching that series before sleep. I do this every night in the last few months, and always fall asleep before the end of the first episode.

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Here are the names of the species, or just families when I wasn't able to find the exact species, that you'll see, or already saw in the video ... as always in this series, the insects and spiders are listed in order in which they appear in the video ... from first to the last, from the start to the end.

  1. The juvenile Neoscona adianta spider, much smaller and with different colors & markings than the adults, is feeding on some leafhopper's nymph caught in the cobweb. 00:00 - 00:33

  2. The Pseudocleonus cinereus weevil is chewing the juicy flowers of the Lathyrus sylvestris plant ... related to the cultivated pea. 00:33 - 00:49

  3. The minuscule Macrotylus paykulli bug is feeding on the large leaf of the Dittrichia viscosa plant. 00:49 - 03:08

  4. The Tropinota squalida beetles are mating on the top of the Plantago lanceolata plant. 03:08 - 03:13

  5. The Synema globosum crab spider has caught an ant ... it's early in the morning, plenty of dew all around the meadow, and the ant somehow ended up caught inside a droplet of water. 03:13 - 03:29

  6. Some very small fly, probably from the Drosophilidae family ... is feeding on some particles found on the leaf of the Dittrichia viscosa plant. 03:29 - 04:16

  7. A large group of minuscule pollen beetles, the Brassicogethes aeneus, is feeding on the big composite flower of the Carduus nutans thistle. 04:16 - 06:58

  8. An adult Neoscona adianta spider has caught a pretty big nymph of the marbled bush - cricket. 06:58 - 07:18

  9. Crematogaster melanogaster ants are dismantling the dead bee. 07:18 - 07:31

  10. Some little cockroach is feeding on the edible carpet made of Helichrysum italicum flowers. I don't know the exact species, but it is definitely pretty different from the cockroaches found in urban areas. 07:31 - 07:52

  11. Some small larva, and here again can't tell you the exact species, has built a casing from small dry fragments fallen from the Erica arborea shrub ... and now, well hidden & protected, is feeding on the Helichrysum italicum that grows underneath. 07:52 - 09:04

  12. The mating ritual of the rock bristletails, some species of the fascinating, evolutionary primitive insects from the Meinertellidae family. 09:04 - 09:37

  13. A group of Coptosoma scutellatum bugs. Some of them are mating. 09:37 - 10:22

  14. Some small predatory fly from the Asilidae family has caught a small bug. 10:22 - 10:35

  15. Some minuscule beetle from the Anthicidae family is resting and cleaning its leg on the interesting sprout of the reed that grows near the pool of brackish water near the sea. Beetles from this relatively obscure family are commonly known as antlike flower beetles. This video - fragment was recorded at dusk. 10:35 - 11:14

  16. The Phosphuga atrata carrion beetle is enjoying some insect remains on the dusty terrain near the sea. I recorded this final video - fragment at night ... with a little help of the head lamp on my forehead. 11:16 - THE END

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No worries, there was a glitch in the 3Speak paltform some 11 hours ago that caused old videos by many Hivers to repost again, without their knowing. You are not the only one to have this issue ;)

@tipu curate

Cool 🙂 Thanks for the info. It looked scary at first. Quite a shock to see this early in the morning, still half asleep.

Haha I can imagine :) It was weird for me too to see so many (familiar) 3Speak videos show up in my feed at the same time... I am glad it was just a glitch and not a hack :)

😆 What a relief! I would have been scared too.


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Lovely abd keep up the good work moving.

I can't understand what is this. I was sleeping five hours ago! Haven't uploaded anything! Maybe someone got into my account. But I don't see how.