Dragonflies live in a whole other world, one that makes ours look like slow motion. Those big ol’ eyes are not just cute but also insanely advanced.
This week’s bug war is a very exciting one indeed. Two heavy hitters of the entomological world, the deadly and venomous Brazilian Wandering Spider versus the poised master of martial arts, the Hooded Mantis.
This pretty pink fellow above is an Orchid mantis, and has learned to imitate flowers in order to sneakily snatch up unsuspecting prey. Mantises are one of my all time favorite insects, and there are so many more than just the charming green guys in your backyard. Mantises around the world have evolved to their different environments and developed incredible features as a result.
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Lots of people have made art depicting or inspired by insects, but ” The Bug Man” Steven Kutcher actually makes his art with insects as his paintbrush! As one of the few cross specia art teams, our six legged friends finally get a chance to express themselves through fine art.
Dr. Kutcher is also lowkey one of the coolest guys on the planet. He is a renowned entomologist who simply loves to play with bugs. He taught naturalists Steve Erwin and Jane Goodall, and also worked with insects on movie sets like Spiderman and Arachnophobia.
Pests or potential problem-solvers? Fleas, spiders and other insects are the new muses of engineering.
By Josh Lancette
A new genus and species of tiger moth from Africa has been discovered by researchers from Poland and Germany. The new species, Tervurenia eloumdeni, was first found in a collection…