Sometimes the smallest things are actually quite complex, and yet, the most complicated things boil down to the smallest parts.  It's what I am thinking about today.  ~~  Houston Foodlovers

Sometimes the smallest things are actually quite complex, and yet, the most complicated things boil down to the smallest parts. It's what I am thinking about today. ~~ Houston Foodlovers

Foot of a Housefly, Musca domestica. The two claws are used to grip rough surfaces. The hairy adhesive pads, or pulvilli (beneath the claws), allow the fly to cling to smooth surfaces. Coloured SEM from Science Photo Library

Foot of a Housefly, Musca domestica. The two claws are used to grip rough surfaces. The hairy adhesive pads, or pulvilli (beneath the claws), allow the fly to cling to smooth surfaces. Coloured SEM from Science Photo Library

Rose Hair Tarantula - Grammostola rosea An stunning picture of the Rose Hair Tarantula, Grammostola rosea (Araneae - Theraphosidae), native to Northern Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. It is a medium sized tarantula with up to 15 cm in leg span, which gets its name from the red/pink hairs covering a fairly dully colored body.  Several color forms exist, which were originally thought to be different species, and has led to some confusion in both the binomial and common names.  Like all ...

Rose Hair Tarantula - Grammostola rosea An stunning picture of the Rose Hair Tarantula, Grammostola rosea (Araneae - Theraphosidae), native to Northern Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. It is a medium sized tarantula with up to 15 cm in leg span, which gets its name from the red/pink hairs covering a fairly dully colored body. Several color forms exist, which were originally thought to be different species, and has led to some confusion in both the binomial and common names. Like all ...

Cicadae Parasite Beetle (Rhipiceridae) One of my favorite Flickr accounts to follow is Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay (previously) who ventures into some of the most ecologically diverse (ie. creepiest and crawliest) places in the world to shoot macro photos of insects, arachnids, and fungi

Cicadae Parasite Beetle (Rhipiceridae) One of my favorite Flickr accounts to follow is Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay (previously) who ventures into some of the most ecologically diverse (ie. creepiest and crawliest) places in the world to shoot macro photos of insects, arachnids, and fungi

Aurelia aurita (also called the moon jelly, moon jellyfish, common jellyfish, or saucer jelly) is a widely studied species of the genus Aurelia.

Aurelia aurita (also called the moon jelly, moon jellyfish, common jellyfish, or saucer jelly) is a widely studied species of the genus Aurelia.

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