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Psychedelic Medusa 
Crossota millsae
The Psychedelic Medusa is a deep-sea hydrozoan that is abundant in the North Pacific. The mini-jelly is found at depths between 1000m to 3800m, and are often observed drifting near the ocean floor. It also has an eccentric reproduction behavior uncommon in cnidarians. The females display viviparity, and carry the babies in her bell until they are ready to hatch.   
Photo credit: http://www.arcodiv.org/watercolumn/cnidarian/Crossota_millsae.html
https://twitter.com/spothvegr/status/1030177493075079169
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buglife · 15 days ago
Can you talk about Jewel scarab beetles? They look like metal caved to look like a bug and I just think that's really cool.
Okay :D
First there are Jewel BEETLES (Genus Buprestidae) and Jewel SCARABS (Genus Chrysina)! Both are beetles, but are classified differently, and you can see why!
This here, is a Jewel beetle! You can see that they are long and a little thinner than some other types of beetles.
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Believe it or not, they use their shine to help them hide!
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And this is a Jewel scarab! Scarabs tend to be thicc and more stocky/rotund. They are of the family Scarabaeidae and make up for about 10% of total beetle species!
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Jewel Scarabs absolutely look like they are made of living gold and silver. This makes them really valuable to collectors and preserved specimens can go for hundreds of dollars.
Both Jewel Beetles and Jewel Scarabs are found all over the world and have been immortalized in the cultures of many people. That includes people actually wearing said beetles/scarabs as living artforms or as a means of protection.
You are also probably aware of the Scarab and it's important symbolism to the ancient Egyptians.
The funny thing is, is that Dung Beetles are also in the family Scarabaeidae, though not all members of this family utilize dung. So that technically makes my man Ogrim a scarab!
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Jewel scarabs aren't dung beetles, but deep in my heart I like to headcanon that Ogrim has a beautiful iridescent shell under that armor. :3
Here's a beautiful dung beetle!
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The Rainbow Scarab (Phanaeus vindex) :3
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Cigar Comb Jelly
beroe forskalii
The Cigar Comb Jelly is a gelatinous ctenophore that is marveled by many due to its sparkling bioluminescence. It tends to elegantly float around 120 m in the ocean. It uses unique, hair-like structures called ctens to move horizontally in the ocean. It also swims in a spiral pattern before consuming zooplankton in the ocean.
Photo credit: https://www.wrobelphoto.com/gelatinouszooplankton/h25347306
https://www.flickr.com/photos/a_migotto/27227530815
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buglife · a month ago
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So one of my pet millipedes came out and let me film her outside for a bit. She got a big piece of cucumber for her troubles!
You can see how big she is too!
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screwyouandrew · 6 months ago
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Hi why has nobody told me that there is a centipede that makes SPOOKY TOXIN
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Sea elephant
Carinaria japonica
The Sea Elephant is a translucent sea snail that has a large muscular body and a tiny triangular shell. Its foot is used for crawling on the ground, and it can be transformed into a fin that is used for swimming. It is called the “sea elephant” because it has a small trunk in its mouth that is used to swallow prey. Furthermore, the Sea Elephant eats arrow worms and jellies.
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https://bodegahead.blogspot.com/2014/12/carinaria-part-2.html
http://tolweb.org/Carinaria_japonica/28750
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the-world-of-erit · 9 months ago
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Mystery snail shell which is a spiral and also happens to be golden!
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shannonscribbles · 7 months ago
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Another big Mühlendorf project for the Munich Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) that was worked on during October and November.  We have a hibernating European Pond Turtle, lots of lovely local invertebrates...
- top down - European Orchard Bee, Earwig,& a Ladybird Beetle
- clockwise beginning at 12 - Peacock Butterfly, Comma Butterfly, & Mourning Cloak Butterfly
- Green Lacewing Lifecycle (adult, eggs, & larva)
- Red Mason Bee Brood Tube & Lifecycle
... and very green birds. - Blue Tit, Eurasian Wren, & a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Thanks for looking!
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rainy---skies · 3 years ago
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Some nuptial flight beginnings I filmed outside! What a cool experience! Unsure of the exact species but i watched them for almost 10 minutes! I was waiting for the bus after school and people were loud. UwU.
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jordannaturepht · a year ago
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🍂🍁 Summer is over... Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) - Exminster, Devon.
The common blue butterfly is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae and subfamily Polyommatinae. The butterfly can be found in Europe, North Africa, iran and the Canary Islands, but it is especially common throughout the British Isles.
Scientific name: Polyommatus icarus
Higher classification: Polyommatus
Phylum: Arthropoda
Order: Lepidoptera
Rank: Species
Family: Lycaenidae
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lemnirat · 7 years ago
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Yeah... I have weird pets...
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buglife · a month ago
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My White out Isopods just had lots of babies and I'm so excited I've been walking around the house yelling LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE GOT MANCAE.
I suspect that the Dairy Cows will have their babies next as the big females are liking the bug based fish flakes that I got them so much that they are fighting over individual flakes XD
No sign from the other four colonies yet, but the Rubber Duckies are still juveniles and the other three I don't want to disturb by checking for full marsupiums. The magic potions are still getting established but I figure I do have some pregnant isos among the zebras and orange dalmations :3
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nicolemariejean · 3 years ago
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Meet Gwen. 🖤🕷🕸 She’s a Guyana Pink Toe. She’s fuzzy, friendly and cute. 💕 Thanks to those on Twitter for helping name her! I have 28 animals. We made an IG for them if you like critters: @cassadascreatures #tarantula #spider #pinktoetarantula #pinktoe #guyanapinktoe #reptileexpo #invertabrate #arachnid #gwenstacy #spiderman #spooky #creepy #pet #animal #reptiles #insects #furkid
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buglife · 5 days ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyr1Z3neyp0
i think you'd like this video a lot! i used to watch antscanada religiously and he's really cool! ah, back when his fire ant colony was the coolest thing i've ever seen...
Ants Canada is a really cool guy! If you are ever considering keeping an ant colony or two, he's the guy you go to. He talks about set ups and goes deep into teaching folks about the wonderful world of ants! As for this video, the only thing I can criticize is that those cubaris are going to be out competed by the porcellios. It's why you don't keep two different types in one area because one is going to win the breeding race and the other is going to die off as they get older. Maybe AC knows that and is going to see if they can make it or not. It's an example too of how elaborate you can get with your setups. You would just need to be sure to give them some wood crumbles and you'd have something really pretty to look at :3
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After a few days of recovery, Kapinga is strong enough to return to wild! Hydrated and ready for his life ahead of him, I’d barely set him down before he started burrowing! I hope you the best in your future endeavors, Kapinga, I’m lucky to have known a millipede such as you. I hope the earth you burrow in is soft and rich in calcium♥️
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