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Meet the Peacock spider (Maratus volans) - a species of jumping spider native to eastern Australia. Only 5mm in length, it is only the males that have this bright colouring. The males also have extensions on their abdomen that can be folded down. They use these to display their colours and markings to females, earning them their name of ‘peacock’.

Cecropia silkmoth

Chrysidid Wasp, Side_2014-07-01-11.12.50 ZS PMax Always good for a lingering look is the glitzy Chrysidid Wasp group. I am not sure what species this is but it was found during Adirondack ATBI bioblitz this past week and was used to demonstrate the camera set up for the crowd. A nest parasite, usually of hymenoptera, one has to wonder ... why so metallic Mr. Wasp? Stack taken by Dejen Mengis.

Jewel Beetle

You know centipedes. You know millipedes. But do you know REMIPEDES? Speleonectes_tanumekes

One of the coolest-looking grasshoppers: Prionosthenus galericulatus, which looks just like a miniature dinosaur!

Age of the Dinosaurs by erezmarom on deviantART

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˚Garden Tiger Moth

Magnificent Moths - Bradblogspeed.com

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Catacanthus ('having downward-pointing thorns') incarnatus, a member of the Pentatomidae family. ID by mr-dirtyluck1. Photo by inckurei. smartpeoplepostin... #Insects #Shield_Bug #Stink_Bug

Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae)

Bombyliidae. The Bombyliidae are bee flies feeding on nectar and pollen, some being important pollinators.

Ever Wondered What It Sounds Like When A Cicada Gets Busy? by Patrick Skahill, wnpr.org: Listen to the story. #Science #Cicada

Ever Wondered What It Sounds Like When A Cicada Gets Busy?

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Peacock spider will only grow to 5mm max!

Jim Wilson | God's Chorus of Crickets | crickets audio recording slowed way down

Lily Moth

Lily moth | Project Noah

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Platypria melli - This species of beetle is found in southern Asia and is of the family Chrysomelidae - Image : © Kohichiro Yoshida