This awesome creature (yes, this really is a living thing, not a piece of candy or glass) is a Jewel Caterpillar (Acraga coa) spotted by naturalist and photographer Gerardo Aizpuru near Cancun, Mexico.
Microscopic shot of a hummingbird's tongue. They lick the nectar with fringed, forked tongue. Capillary action along the fringe of their tongue helps draw nectar up into their throats so they can swallow.
Nemopteridae or Spoonwing. An exclusively floral diet, preferring to fly in open spaces in full sunshine while visiting flowers. They can be recognized by their very long hind wing prolongations. By Jo Williams
The Jewel Caterpillar This bizzarely gelatinous, semi-translucent little creature is sometimes referred to as the “jewel caterpillar”, but it’s actually the larvae of a fuzzy orange moth called Acraga.
This has got to be the cutest and most beautiful bug in all the world! Just look at the lesson in colour from mother nature. This is a Cecropia Moth Caterpillar. Nature at its spectacular best! I wonder where it is found?
Coming in for a landing….Bees are a symbol of fertility as they spread their joy between flowers so that we can continue to appreciate all that we take soo much for granted. Please plant flowers to encourage, birds, bees and butterflies.
The Violet Snail is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and eastern Tasmania! He does not go in my bugs board because snails are mollusks and more closely related to the nautilus or octupus than any insect
You don’t usually hear about insects being endangered since they’re typically found in huge numbers. However, the Rainbow Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina cerealis) is an extremely rare species of bug that is only found in a few small populations.