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biomorphosis:

This is not a tasty gummy sweet but a Jewel Caterpillar found in Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like, gellatinous tubercles that provides protection from its predator like ants until they metamorphosise into winged moths.

(via iguanamouth)


Vietnamese photographer Thanh Ha Bui captured this incredible image in his parents’ back garden and, after spotting a line of super strong weaver ants marching across a branch, decided to test their legendary weightlifting skills. First experimenting with pieces of food and leaves, he eventually ended up with this incredible shot

Vietnamese photographer Thanh Ha Bui captured this incredible image in his parents’ back garden and, after spotting a line of super strong weaver ants marching across a branch, decided to test their legendary weightlifting skills. First experimenting with pieces of food and leaves, he eventually ended up with this incredible shot

(Source: hotspotmedia.co.uk, via sciencenetlinks)

biomorphosis:

Bombardier Beetle when threatened, sprays the attacker with a boiling hot mixture of caustic chemicals reaching 212° F (100° C). Even more impressive, the bombardier beetle can aim the poisonous eruption in the direction of the harasser.

The beetle itself is not harmed by the fiery chemical reaction. Using two special chambers inside the abdomen, the bombardier beetle mixes potent chemicals and uses an enzymatic trigger to heat and release them.

The foul concoction does burn and stain the skin. This defense proves effective against everything from hungry spiders to curious humans.

(via funnywildlife)

Caddisfly larvae build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created. 
(via Imgur)

Caddisfly larvae build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created. 

(via Imgur)

thedailywhat:

Caterpillar Birthday Party of the Day: Tumblr user Nest of Vellum was all ready to add this caterpillar to a friend’s insect collection — and to celebrate, they decided to throw it a final birthday party.
But the pics were so charming, they had no choice but to let it live.
Awww.
[themarysue]

thedailywhat:

Caterpillar Birthday Party of the Day: Tumblr user Nest of Vellum was all ready to add this caterpillar to a friend’s insect collection — and to celebrate, they decided to throw it a final birthday party.

But the pics were so charming, they had no choice but to let it live.

Awww.

[themarysue]

thedailywhat:

Are You My Mother? of the Day: When Noelia found an injured dragonfly on the bank of the Willamette River, she knew that as an Oregonian, she had but one option — nurse it back to health.

[arbroath]

(Source: thedailywhat)