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oceantoyz · 18 hours ago
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cypherdecypher · a day ago
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Animal of the Day!
Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)
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(Photo by Linda Castleson)
Conservation Status- Unlisted
Habitat- Southeast Asia
Size (Weight/Length)- 5 cm
Diet- Insects
Cool Facts- Like all mantis species, the orchid mantis relies on camoflage and extreme to speed to be a top predator of the insect world. Their body is similar to flowers from the straits rhododendron, a plant that they spend the majority of their lives hiding on. They then wait for hours until an insect, usually a pollinating fly or bee, where they are able to strike the insect with their front legs faster than the blink of a human eye. Often eating their prey head first to prevent the insect possibly escaping or injuring the orchid mantis. 
Rating- 13/10 (A beautiful killer.)
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antiqueanimals · 2 days ago
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Walter Linsenmaier (1917-2000)
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michaelnordeman · 11 hours ago
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Bumblebee/humla. Probably a Common carder bee/åkerhumla. Värmland, Sweden (May 21, 2022). 
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onenicebugperday · 2 days ago
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Oak hawkmoths mating, Marumba quercus, Sphingidae
Found primarily in the Mediterranean
Photo by Frank Deschandol // Instagram
Shared with permission; do not remove credit or re-post!
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ikimonodamono · 2 days ago
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nemfrog · 4 hours ago
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Green weevil, native to Southeast Asia. Natural history of the insects of China. 1849.
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jupiterswasphouse · 2 days ago
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A BIG and unfortunately injured, BUT fortunately still capable of flight, promethea silkmoth (Callosamia promethea) :0
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thejewellerybox · 2 days ago
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Bee cluster ring by Max Danger
18k yellow gold and black rhodium with fancy diamonds, $21,000
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rattyexplores · a day ago
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Uncertain as to what this could be.
Any suggestions Welcome ❤
04/05/22
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beausbugbiome · 8 hours ago
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Makin’ bug-themed things in my ceramics class!! 🪲
(First one is meant to be an incense holder!)
Will update later when they’re glazed!
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spectrologie · a day ago
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Diana Serbichenko
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antiqueanimals · 20 hours ago
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Rudolf Freund (1915 – 1969)
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michaelnordeman · 12 hours ago
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Prickvingad svävfluga (Bombylius medius). Värmland, Sweden (May 21, 2022).
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onenicebugperday · a day ago
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@dragon-ace submitted: Saved a lil bee friend from our pool!! This is the only picture I got before the little buddy flew away
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This picture is SO PRECIOUS I can’t even look at it oh my lord 😭
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imonlyamoth · a day ago
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i love moths, i love every kind of moth, i want to hug all of them but i can't, i can't hug every moth. sorry i'm crying, i'm thinking about moths again.
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i-was-today-years-old-when · 5 months ago
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i learned about Tim Wong who successfully and singlehandedly repopulated the rare California Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly in San Francisco. In the past few years, he’s cultivated more than 200 pipevine plants (their only food source) and gives thousands of caterpillars to his local Botanical Garden (x)
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nerviovago · 5 months ago
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rslashrats · 2 months ago
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.. <- two ants kissing
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mossworm · 2 months ago
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They never listen
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