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prokopetz · 8 days ago
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Carpenter ants: a known problem with known solutions.
Plumber ants: weird but manageable.
Electrician ants: this is where the trouble starts.
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mossworm · 17 days ago
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Good morning Sonic
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gayarsonist · 2 days ago
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my dumbass clicked the wrong button but uh here
i am never going to leave this site because where else am i going to be able to get people sending me lowres images of bugs that i feel a genuine emotional attachment to within seconds of viewing. i would die for billy.
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onenicebugperday · 6 hours ago
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@eboy-dio submitted: i got to see this little friend crawl out of its shell!! it was very pretty
FRESHLY PEELED ANGEL
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nerviovago · 16 days ago
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euripideez-nuts · 15 days ago
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gothic garden entomology vintage book covers
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onenicebugperday · 12 days ago
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Consider donating to iNaturalist!
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Did you know? iNaturalist is a not-for-profit initiative that relies on donations and grants to power their website devoted to biodiversity science.
Through the mobile app and website, amateur naturalists like you can contribute photos that help scientists and resource managers understand when and where organisms occur throughout the world.
Donate to the project here.
Here’s what your gift can do: -$13 stores 10,000 observation photos for a year -$33 sends one day of email updates -$150 supports the iNatForum for a month -$566 runs the iNat servers for 24 hours
I use this website literally every day and am a regular donor. Please consider making a donation or sharing this post!
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Bugs have also long been considered a delicacy throughout history. Locusts were served at royal banquets in Nineveh in the eighth century BCE. Aristotle wrote about eating cicadas in Historia Animalium, and Pliny the Elder wrote that Roman aristocrats dined on beetle larvae. Today, insects supplement the diets of two billion people worldwide.
And for good reason. Insects are delicious, nutritious, and abundant. In 2013, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a report endorsing the inclusion of insects in a daily diet as a sustainable and nutritious alternative to other meat.
The average protein content of edible insects is higher than plant protein sources, and at the upper range—higher than that of meat and eggs. Though the nutritional value of insects varies widely between species, the FAO report found that, on average, they are an excellent source of micronutrients, amino acids, and B vitamins (among a long list of health benefits).
Eating insects is far more sustainable than relying on the resource-intensive factory-farming favored in this country—all over the world, forests are destroyed to make room for livestock. Cattle ranching accounts for about 80 percent of total deforestation in the Amazon region, and the release of 340 million tons of carbon to the atmosphere every year. Insects, not surprisingly, are highly efficient at converting biomass into protein, requiring far less land and water.
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nemfrog · 9 days ago
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Frontispiece. British butterflies. 1860.
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mossworm · 12 days ago
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Found this small doofus drowning in a research bucket and scooped him out. I think this is a hatchling periodical cicada! Never seen one before. I put him in the dirt and he burrowed away. Good luck with the next 17 years little friend
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nerviovago · a month ago
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Stick insect (Phasmatodea)
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nemfrog · 14 days ago
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Plate XVI. British butterflies. 1860.
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onenicebugperday · a month ago
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Monkey grasshoppers, Eumastacidae, Orthoptera
Photographed in Ecuador by Andreas Kay
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