...And The Bees...
Bees, honey, and things related, but also ladybugs, insects, butterflies, moths, and even a spider or two...mostly just gorgeous photographs or amazing facts about what most consider "creepy crawlers." When macro photography is the purpose and the insect incidental (e.g., dew that happens to be on a bug), there will be insect pins in the "Droplets" board. There are likely occasional related pins in "Flora, Fauna, & Vistas" and the various "Color Me ___" boards.
"Red Blue White Monkey Hopper (Opaon varicolor)" -- "Habitat: the Chocó areas in Colombia... These wingless grasshoppers come in a variety of bright, colorful shades. Others in the genus Opaon are metallic blue with a red jacket to black with an orange jacket, to all black. The purpose for these vivid colors are to warn predators that they wouldn’t make a tasty snack." Photograph by Juan Jaramillo -- It's real; click through for more photos.
"Giant Ant Colony Excavated; You won’t believe what they build underground! This abandoned ant colony revealed how genius these tiny creatures are. Ants live underground – we usually see a relatively small exit on the surface. But you won’t believe the structures they build below. A group of researchers, armed with tons of cement, will show you." Click for the totally astonishing video.
ABC das Suculentas: ♥Joaninhas no Controle Biológico das Pragas
"Bee-witched," by Missy, via Flickr. -- "I finally found some time to decorate for Halloween today. ...my son noticed there was this bee on the outside pane of our dining room window that was just sitting there. ...since I was decorating anyway, I couldn't let opportunity pass me by. With black construction paper & my scissors I snipped him out a teeny tiny broomstick, witch boots, & hat and voila, he was ready for his close-up!"
"Carol Ann Duffy – the newest of the bee poets. [Britain's] poet laureate has joined Virgil and Sylvia Plath and plenty inbetween by celebrating the winged saviours in verse." Click through for more on her work and that of others on bees.
"Western Cave Conservancy Scientists Discover New Species of Spider  -- The new species was named Trogloraptor marchingtoni after Neil Marchington, a Western Cave Conservancy Advisory Board member, who was the first to spot and collect the spider for identification in M2 Cave in Oregon." -- Click through for links to articles with more information.
Previous pinner: "Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007"
"The Largest Moth in the World -- The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is a large saturniid moth found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, and common across the Malay archipelago. Atlas moths are considered the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area [upwards of c. 400 cm2 (62 sq in)]. Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, reaching over 25 cm (10 in). Females are appreciably larger and heavier." More info at click-through.
From "The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012," "68. THE VENEZUELAN POODLE MOTH, Photograph by Arthur Anker on Flick"
"Madagascar Butterfly," Photograph by Garry Gay