Megasoma Mars. Commonly known as the elephant beetles, Megasoma species are found from the southern half of North America to most of South America.
Photo credit: wwbeetlefarm
Art by painter, sculptor, woodcarver Vyacheslav Pakhomov.
A small opening in the central disk of a brittle star serves both as mouth and anus. Brittle stars are primarily scavengers, and they use their long, flexible arms to bring food towards the orifice, alternately ingesting and egesting organic matter.
Image credit: NOAA Ocean Explorer
Good ol’ buttmouth
Stretta - Calculus [x]
Cat Lady Commentary: Cool as hell gifset is too cool not to rebaggle.
(…The “#moth” is actually a cicada, though ehehe!)
Flower mimic crab spider!
Precious mobile sugary bonbon friend
More of the day’s Staphylinids! New subfamilies I can recognize now include Paederinae, Omaliinae, and Osoriinae (which, sadly, do not look much like bears). I sorted through all 50+ of my samples, so tomorrow I’ll move on to either spiders, ants, or Centipedes.
that top one looks like some kinda weird fractal
SHES SO TINY I AM IN DISBELIEF
I saw these two sitting together above my front door.
I swear harvestmen are the most affectionate bugs I’ve ever seen.
Once I saw a pair just like these two walking up the side of my house.
They were climbing up side-by-side just like two friends walking down the street together.
One of them got their leg stuck in the paneling and therefore couldn’t follow the other.
The other harvestman walked along for about six inches, realized their friend was missing, and TURNED AROUND and went back to help it.
And then, VERY deliberately, used its front legs/feelers to help the other harvestman get its leg unstuck.
Once it was free, they continued to scale the wall, side by side.
(Also, if you didn’t know this already, these ARE NOT spiders, they actually get STUCK in spiderwebs!)
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