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All living things great and small

All living things great and small

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Did you know that golden tortoise beetles can be found on morning glory leaves and can change color, looking initially like tiny jewels, or golden ladybugs, but can alter the reflectivity of the cuticle so the outer layers become clear, revealing a ladybug type of red coloring with black spots. This color change is accomplished by microscopic valves controlling the moisture levels under the shell. Continue reading for more interesting (yet true) facts you might not have known about.

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Albino Hairy Tarantula

Baby owls

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Hercules Beetle By Neville Trickett

Black wolf

Twitter / SWildlifepics: Black wolf

by pim leijen



Zebra Legs by hfaulkner

An Exquisite Paradox


imperial tortoise beetle, Brazil (by Monteiro)

iridescent butterfly ♥

Pachyrrhynchus sarcitis Photo by leandroarthropodsclub28

Giant leopard moth.. Austin, Texas, U.S (by nikkorsnapper on Flickr)

Fungus Beetle - Peruvian Amazon ♥

Danaus chrysippus by ToddinNantou on Flickr.


Hummingbird 08.2013 #5

Black wolf

Arcas ducalis (Lycaenidae) is a large, showy hairstreak endemic to the southern Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil

8 Outrageously Weird Insects | Featured Creature

Footman Moth (Barsine orientalis, Lithosiini, Arctiinae) by John Horstman

Beet Tortoise Beetle

Feather-Horned Beetle//

Amerila nigropunctata ♥