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thescienceofreality:

A Look at Orchid Mantises by Scott Cromwell

In the first three images [found here] Scott Cromwell skillfully captures an “ignorant fruit fly” perched upon a pink Orchid Mantis’ leg before being grabbed up and eaten. In the last image [found here] a white Orchid Mantis is seen trying to intimidate and threaten it’s own recently molted exoskeleton. 

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thegoddamazon:

astronomy-to-zoology:

Helmet urchin

(Colobocentrotus atratus)

also referred to as Shingle Urchins are a a species of sea urchin of the family Echinometridae. they can be found on rocks nears shores of the Indo-West Pacific particularly in Hawaii. they look very different from other sea urchins as their spines have been modified to be flattened and smooth in order to better withstand the waves that crash against the rocks they live on in order to feed on periwinkles and algae. they are usually a maroon color and grow as big as a softball.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Echinodermata-Echinoidea-Echinoida-Echinometridae-Colobocentrotus

Okay fuck discovering aliens, we need to discover the fucking OCEAN apparently.

(via thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout)

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spookystache:

mom found a dead dragonfly for me

a bit of research leads me to believe it’s a Paddle-tailed Darner (Aeshna palmata)

yay anisoptera

I have two nymphs. I wonder what they’ll become? (unless one eats the other)

(Source: bioticbear)

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