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Why are all mad scientists engineers or chemists? I want a mad entomologist
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apsciencebydan 5 hours
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Normalize having Lifer bugs. Just because they're often tiny and strange doesn't mean they can't spark joy.
This gorgeous nugget wasp (Perilampus hyalinus) isn't a rare sight necessarily, but, like, just look at her! 馃挋馃挏 I had not found one before, and she made my day.
12/4/22. N. Florida
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hazerl 1 day
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Drasteria howlandii | micron and color pencil on toned blue paper | Hazel Fricke
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usgsbiml 2 days
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The Eastern Freighter Bee. 聽This is #Osmia bucephala. 聽The largest and most robust of the eastern North American Osmia.
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onlineantiques 2 days
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Two Vintage Storage Display Cases Containing 9 Taxidermy Butterflies eBay item number 234805782240 #butterflytaxidermy #taxidermy #entomology #taxidermyart #oddities #odditiesandcuriosities #butterfly #curiosities #butterflyart #vultureculture #taxidermyforsale #boneart #entomologyart #insects #macabre #insect #gothicdecor #victorian #mementomori #butterflydome #gothichomedecor #gothic #deadthings #macabreart #butterflies #oddity #curiositycabinet #darkdecor #insecttaxidermy #bugs https://www.instagram.com/p/Cltpsbdo-Qu/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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spyder-mom 3 days
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Tailless whip scorpion and babies :)
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tagothewago 2 days
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Today and yesterdays daily bug! Annual cicada and 17 year cicada! They are screaming together hoping 4 a double date :)
Feel free to send requests for bugs in my asks!
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ikemoths 12 days
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A very famous moth, the African death's head hawkmoth :) Named after the skull shape on their back, though honestly i dont care about the skull, i care about the fact that they can SQUEEK!!!
I LOVE THEM SO MUCH
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humblegrub 4 months
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please imagine some cosmic beings cheering for you like this whenever you accomplish little goals
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persimmonwinter 2 months
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Found today while gathering acorns (swamp white oak). How adorable is this? I love her little feet, and the way she pivots around her proboscis, fascinated by how far her head rotates鈥 Curculio sp. (if anyone can ID to species, please add!)
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slugcityy 6 months
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Just learned that the Rosy Maple Moth is colored like this bc it camouflages with red maple seeds! That鈥檚 so cool I thought it was aposematism but nope they look like cool seeds!
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house-ad 7 months
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apsciencebydan 10 hours
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Day 5 of #DansFavs2022: Genus Olixon (represented by species melinsula & banksii here), a strange group of speedy, fairy-winged, rarely-seen parasitoid wasps which I managed to find in significant numbers (~30 sightings, 19 collected alive). Still can't get over the goofy wings!
I also managed to do something which had never been done before with these wasps, but I can't say more right now. Well, actually two things. I don't think anyone's photographed them having weird wasp sex either (last pic), but the other thing is much more exciting!
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platycryptus 2 months
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time lapse of a banded sphinx moth caterpillar (Eumorpha fasciatus) devouring a water primrose leaf
(Florida, 9/18/22)
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E. fasciatus caterpillars are heavily polymorphic and come in several different color morphs- those stripy rainbow ones are from the same population as the green one.
another neat thing about these guys is that most caterpillars drown easily, but since water primrose (Ludwigia) usually grows in standing water, E. fasciatus caterpillars have a propensity for swimming and are often seen wriggling their way through lakes when they need to come ashore to pupate.
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usgsbiml 1 day
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By far the most common #Coelioxys in most places of Eastern U.S. 聽(C. sayi) 聽That sharp end pierces the wall of Megachile nests so that its egg can be inserted to later emerge, slay the host's larva, and then eat up the pollen and nectar.
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lordsmaf 4 months
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Have you ever seen the pattern on a Macrodontia Cervicornis cuz like... holy shit
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