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sinobug:

Potter Wasp (Eumenidae, Hymenoptera)  by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr. Beijing, China  See more Chinese Hymenopterans (wasps, hornets, bees, ants and sawflies) on my Flickr site HERE…..

sinobug:

Potter Wasp (Eumenidae, Hymenoptera)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Beijing, China

See more Chinese Hymenopterans (wasps, hornets, bees, ants and sawflies) on my Flickr site HERE…..

libutron:

Robber Fly with Prey (Holcocephala fusca) by Thomas Shahan on Flickr.
A través de Flickr: It’s easy to see why these little guys are one of my favorite Asilid species - those beautiful compound eyes are just spellbinding.

libutron:

Robber Fly with Prey (Holcocephala fusca) by Thomas Shahan on Flickr.

A través de Flickr:
It’s easy to see why these little guys are one of my favorite Asilid species - those beautiful compound eyes are just spellbinding.

Source: libutron

sinobug:

Late Instar Grasshopper Nymph

The following diagrams show how to determine the growth stage (instar) of a locust or grasshopper nymph, based on key characteristics of the developing wings (because I know you are all dying to know).

image
(source: Australian DAFF website)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese grasshoppers and crickets on my Flickr site HERE…..

Source: Flickr / itchydogimages

lifeunderthewaves:

Nudibranchs Tulamben/Bali by Christian Knost on Flickr.

lifeunderthewaves:

Nudibranchs Tulamben/Bali by Christian Knost on Flickr.

Tagged: nudibranch

Source: lifeunderthewaves

sinobug:

Parasitoid Wasp (Ichneumonidae)  This wasp was laying eggs in or on a moth caterpillar within its rolled leaf cocoon by inserting it’s ovipositor through the leaf itself.  by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr. Pu’er, Yunnan, China  See more Chinese Hymenopterans (wasps, hornets, bees, ants and sawflies) on my Flickr site HERE…..

damn girl

sinobug:

Parasitoid Wasp (Ichneumonidae)

This wasp was laying eggs in or on a moth caterpillar within its rolled leaf cocoon by inserting it’s ovipositor through the leaf itself.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese Hymenopterans (wasps, hornets, bees, ants and sawflies) on my Flickr site HERE…..

damn girl

Tagged: hymenoptera

Source: Flickr / itchydogimages

mucholderthen:

FATAL ATTRACTION
THE SPINY FLOWER MANTIS
Native to southern and eastern Africa

While at rest Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is well camouflaged. In fact, its imitation of a flower is so good that prey insects will attempt to pollinate it. Instead, the mantis seizes and eats them. P. wahlbergii is very aggressive and has the ability to kill prey several times larger than itself

The top photo shows the spiny flower mantis in a threat display, spreading its forewings,making itself appear larger, and prominently displaying its eyespots to startle would-be predators. 

Animalia  >  Arthropoda  >  Insecta  >  Mantodea  >  Hymenopodidae  >  …

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Stål, 1871

TOP Adult male Spiny Flower Mantis - Threat pose (by Frupus)
Other photos from Ralf  (Celimaniac)
SOURCES: Wikipedia and deadlyMantis

Source: Flickr / celimaniac

arizonanature:

Regal Moth - Caterpillar
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arizonanature:

Regal Moth - Caterpillar

Follow Arizona Nature!

Source: Flickr / khosey1

biomechanicalmush:

My noble steed

biomechanicalmush:

My noble steed

Source: murdermetonymy

Lunch by duggiehoo

oh my gOOOOOOOOD

Lunch by duggiehoo

oh my gOOOOOOOOD

Tagged: cutespiderjumping spider

Source: duggiehoo.deviantart.com

no-more-tea-not-ever:


Once you begin watching spiders, you haven’t time for much else—the world is really loaded with them. I do not find them repulsive or revolting, any more than I find anything in nature repulsive or revolting, and I think it is too bad that children are often corrupted by their elders in this hate campaign. Spiders are skillful, amusing and useful. And only in rare instances has anybody ever come to grief because of a spider.

- E.B. White
Image: Jon Clark

no-more-tea-not-ever:

Once you begin watching spiders, you haven’t time for much else—the world is really loaded with them. I do not find them repulsive or revolting, any more than I find anything in nature repulsive or revolting, and I think it is too bad that children are often corrupted by their elders in this hate campaign. Spiders are skillful, amusing and useful. And only in rare instances has anybody ever come to grief because of a spider.

- E.B. White

Image: Jon Clark