The life of a match.... by Steen Nielsen, via 500px
water beds by Omid Golzar, via 500px
Thankfully they are small. by Javier Replinger, via 500px
Jellyfish by Yiming Chen, via 500px
Mantis de reve
Piezodorus Litoratus 2 by Davide Rodilosso
Australian peacock spider
"Parrot's Eye" by Munia Elena
bee-eater and butterfly
CREATONOTOS GANGIS - The hairy appendages are the everted coremata (male scent organs) used during courtship to release pheromones.
“Dragonfly wings, like those seen above, are stiff and heavily veined, representing an early kind of wing, entomologists believe. Wings probably began as protrusions of the insect body: lobes that gave extra gliding stability. The insect’s circulatory system nourished these protruding lobes, and became the veins we now see in insect wings. Despite being relatively primitive, dragonflies are the fastest flying insects and have been clocked as fast as 35 miles per hour.”
#Coleoptera #Escarabajos #Insectos #Animales #Wildlife #Nature Feather-horn beetle, Rhipicera femoralis, in the family Rhipiceridae, Australia
Phyllocrania paradoxa, common name Ghost Mantis, is a small species of mantis from Africa remarkable for its leaf-like body. It is one of the three species in the genus Phyllocrania.
Mantis .... I’m not quite sure how anyone can look at Mother Nature and not just open mouth marvel at her amazing creations.
Ondrej Pakan, from Myjava, Slovakia, captures stunning macro photos of bugs covered in tiny water droplets. The photographer, who specialises in capturing insects seconds after a downpour, said: "I get soaked waiting for the rain to finish, but it all seems worth it when you get really great shots of the insects with drops on them."
Dewdrop Insect Ondrej Pakan's gorgeous macro shots of insects bedecked with dewdrops are just about the prettiest shots of what are basically just wet bugs we've ever seen. See more: http://io9.com/5892294/behold-the-jewel+like-beauty-of-dew+covered-insects-photographed-close+up. Ondrej Pakan
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Igor Siwanowicz too this photo of a caterpillar hanging on for dear life. I wonder what kind of butterfly or moth it'll become.
Chapter 1: Painting rock ants allows scientists to see them as individuals, helping Nigel Franks show that, "They do teach, and they teach with evaluation."