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The insect world is an astonishing place. So many colors, shapes and patterns. Macros of live insects are endlessly fascinating to me.

GIANT earthworm! the glossoscolecidae are a large family of earthworms which has native representatives in south and central America. can reach up to 2 m in length. OMG. is this seriously true??

male giant harlequin beetle, acrocinus longimanus. will use his elongated forelegs to fight off the competition when guarding females and oviposition sites

fen raft spider, dolomedes plantarius - amazing creature

mother scorpion with scorplings

battling beetles

battling beetles

caterpillars with marvellous disguises


peacock jumping spiders (Maratus spp.)

chart of Stanwatkinsius, a new genus of Australian jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae)

caterpillar of Abbott's sphinx moth (Sphecodina abbottii) showing off its amazing eye spot

better not touch ... o_O