Insect Statues (page 2)

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Praying Mantis [gone]
Stoystown, PA
Praying Mantis
Westminster, CO
This Praying Mantis statue in Stoystown was about nine feet tall. It was located next to the Second Time Around antiques store. It had been there since around 1965 when there was another business there. The statue was created by James Sidwell who made other praying mantis statues for mini golf courses and places like Dinosaur Land in White Post, VA. In 2012, the business closed and the statue disappeared. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

This Praying Mantis statue in Westminster is installed next to the Butterfly Pavilion. It has been here since at least 2009. The sculpture is about 15 feet tall. [map]

Praying Mantis
Mill Valley, CA
Praying Mantis
Las Vegas, NV
This Praying Mantis in Mill Valley has been on the roof of a garden center since at least 2006. [map]

This 40-foot-long Praying Mantis in Las Vegas was installed at Container Park in 2013. The sculpture was created in 2010 by Kirk Jellum. It came from the Burning Man Project Festival. The Praying Mantis is installed on top of a dump truck and shoots flames from its antennae at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Praying Mantis
Columbus, OH
Lakeville, MN
Milwaukee, WI
This Praying Mantis, nicknamed Annabelle, is 15 by 11 feet. The steel sculpture was created by Pat Belisle and Chris Saylor. It installed at the Ohio State University Phenology Garden in 2009. [map]

This Ladybug is located at Hot Sam's Antiques. The statue had a different paint job in 2011. This photo is from 2012.

These Ladybugs adorn the building which houses the Ladybug Club. This nightclub opened in 2005. The ladybugs are lit up at night. For more, see this website. [map]

More Praying Mantis Statues:
Waimea, HI
Kokomo, IN
Kingville, MO
Lincoln, NE
Toms River, NJ

Praying Mantis, Grasshopper & Dung Beetle
Granbury, TX
These Praying Mantis, Grasshopper & Dung Beetle metal sculptures are located at Fall Creek Farms. The Dung Beetle has been there since at least 2008. The other sculptures have been there since at least 2013. There is also a giant Armadillo sculpture located there. Although the farm is only open during apple-picking season, these sculptures are located just behind the fence and are visible year-round. [map]

Giant Spider, Ant & Dragonfly
Albuquerque, NM
These Giant Spider, Ant & Dragonfly sculptures are located in the Children's Fantasy Garden at the ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden. The garden opened in 2001.

Giant Caterpillar
Davis, CA
This Giant Caterpillar was created by Solomon Bassoff and Domenica Mottarella. It was installed in Central Park in 2010. The eight-foot-long sculpture depicts a Monarch butterfly caterpillar wearing shoes and socks. It is made from cement over steel and wire. A naming contest was held and the statue is now known as Bellapede. For more, see this website. [map]

More Caterpillar & Butterfly Statues:
Sachs Butterfly House: Caterpillar, Monarch Butterfly (Chesterfield, MO) [map]

Giant Ant
Tulare, CA
Giant Ants [gone]
Tulare, CA
This Giant Ant is located in front of the Res-Com Pest Control Company. Res-Com was established in 1985. I don't know when this mascot was developed. [map]

These Giant Ants were installed on the back of the Galaxy Theatres building which faces Highway 99. They advertised for the Res-Com Pest Control Company. They had been there since at least 2008. They were removed in 2015.

More Ant Statues:
Leeds, AL
Burbank, CA [gone]
Pomfret, CT [gone]
Merriam, KS
Wall Township, NJ [gone]
Philadelphia, PA
Cedarburg, WI

Hercules Beetle
Colorado Springs, CO
This Hercules Beetle was built in 1958 for the May Natural History Museum. It is 17 feet long and nine feet tall and made of fiberglass and steel. The sculpture and museum moved to Weeki Wachee, FL for a few years. In the early 1960s, they returned to this site. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Boll Weevil Monument
Enterprise, AL
The Boll Weevil Monument depicts a Greek woman holding aloft a bowl supporting a giant boll weevil. The marble statue was erected in 1919 to memorialize Enterprise farmers' decision to diversify their crops as the boll weevil was wreaking havoc on cotton fields in the South. The switch to peanuts, potatoes, and other crops led to the town's success. Originally, the statue held a fountain. Around 1949, the boll weevil was added. After the boll weevil and the statue itself were stolen repeatedly by vandals over the years, the memorial was replaced with a replica in 1998. The damaged, original statue is displayed at the Depot Museum. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Effie, MN
This Mosquito sculpture is about six feet long. It has been here since at least 2003. [map]

Mosquito [gone]
Cambridge, MD
This Mosquito was about 15 feet long and six feet tall. It was made of wire, appropriately enough by the Maryland Wirebelts Company. The company was later known as Cambridge International. The sign and mosquito were previously located in Church Creek, MD and then moved when the factory relocated here. By 2018, the company and mosquito were gone.

Lehigh Acres, FL
This metal Mosquito is 18 feet long. It is located inside the Lee County Mosquito Control office.

More Mosquito Statues:
Kasilof, AK
Prospect Harbor, ME
Milaca, MN [map]
Komarno, MB
Upsala, ON

Austin, TX
Los Angeles, CA
This Spider in Austin sculpture is 23 feet tall. Entitled "Arachnophilla", it was created by Dixie Fried Gay and installed in 2008. [map]

This Spider in Los Angeles is installed on the facade of Hollywood Toys & Costumes. It has been here since at least 2008 and may be much older than that. [map]

Harrison, AR
These Spiders were installed sometime after 2017. The building houses High Tech Service, a pest control business. [map]

More Spider Statues:
Woodstock, GA
Ottawa, ON

Bug [gone]
Paradise, CA
This Bug sculpture was located at the former Skyway Lodge Motel. The motel was surrounded by chain link fencing when these photos were taken in 2015. The Bug had been there since at least 2007. By 2018, the Bug was gone.

Quicksburg, VA
This Cootie statue is a reproduction of the children's toy. The statue is 15 feet tall and was originally a float in the 1975 Macy's Day Thanksgiving parade. After that, the statue was installed at the Capitol Children's Museum in DC. That museum closed in 2004 and was moved to American Celebration on Parade. For more, see this website.

More Insect Statues:
Flies (St. Pete Beach, FL)
Dragonfly (Reno, NV) [map]
Fly (O'Brien, OR) [map]
Dragonfly (Columbia, SC)
Atlas Beetle (Houston, TX)
Big Bugs (traveling exhibit)

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