The Spider Who Couldn’t Hide
I HATE SPIDERS BUT OH MY GOD THIS WAS SO FUCKING HILARIOUS HELP
he’s so cute when he digs and throws sand over himself.
I HAVE WATCHED THIS OVER 30 TIMES AND SHOWED EVERYONE AT WORK. I LOVE THIS SPIDER
I normally don’t reblog spiders as I know some people don’t like them, but this one was so damn funny!
Literally just screamed at my computer because this is the cutest fucking bug ever omf
I am reblogging this because of the use of the words ‘Sketchass Arachnofondler’. And also because this spider is just fucking cool, okay?
p-parasect?????? is that you????
Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees
You may be wondering what bees need a hotel for, when they make their own hives. The truth is that many species of bees are solitary – the do not live in hives but instead construct their own nest. The main reason for this is because in these species every female is fertile and this would not make for comfortable communal living in a hive.
Omg this is soooo cool
Know the difference
Oh my god this is a CHRONIC ANNOYANCE I HAVE WITH MY FELLOW HUMANS.
You guys: IF SHE IS FUZZY, SHE IS YOUR FRIEND. Do not fuck with bees, you would literally not be alive without them, most of our food crops are polinated by these friendly little motherfuckers. Bee stingers rip out of the bee’s abdomen when they sting mammals, so what’s an unpleasant few hours for you if you provoke this little girl is literally the end of her life. And don’t just kill her because OH GOD WOW IT’S NEAR MY FACE, she really is not gonna hassle you, bees are inquisitive because they learn things as they go! Probably when she gets back home she will tell her friends about you, unless you kill her like a gigantic cockbag because you are not sure if she’s dangerous, which she totally isn’t.
By the same token: NOT FUZZY = NOT FRIEND. If it is bright yellow and kind of shiny, you’re looking at a lady who is just just looking for an excuse to ruin your day. Get the fuck out of dodge, wasps can sting anything whenever they want and generally they really want to. I have rescued hundreds of bees out of swimming pools with my bare hands and every time I got stung it was because I scooped out a wasp instead. Wasps can go suck it.
I used to be terrified of bees until I realized there’s a difference between bees and hornets/wasps
bees are so cute! Once I was walking down the street and a bee was flying in the direction opposite me. It accidentally flew into my face and just sort of stopped for a second and I swear if it could talk it would have said something like “Oh dear, sorry about that! Pardon me.” And it went on its merry way.
Hornets, on the other hand. I still have a stinger embedded in my arm from one of those fuckers.
This commentary is precious and also I learned things! :D
Borrowing from science fiction and fact, Insect Lab customizes real insect specimens with antique watch parts and other technological components. From ladybugs to grasshoppers, each is individually hand adorned, and original- a unique celebration of the contradictions and confluences between nature and technology.
Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra sp.) from Eastern Africa
What an incredible creature! It’s gorgeous!
The Puss Moth and the Asp
by Dana Campbell
The caterpillar of the puss moth, Megalopyge opercularis, also commonly known as the asp caterpillar, is one of the most toxic caterpillars in North America. It is endemic to the southwestern United States and Central America, where it is common, and often found on shade trees such as oaks, elms, maple and citrus, or on small bushes.
The 2.5-4 cm long caterpillar is covered with silky yellow, grey, red, or mixed color hairs (setae). Although the caterpillar’s appearance is soft and almost like a small furry cat (possibly inspiring its common name, puss caterpillar) its thick setae hide ridges of short, hollow spines connected to poison glands. When touched, these spines penetrate the skin, injecting poison which causes intense pain, nausea, vomiting, headache and sometimes respiratory distress and stings may require medical attention. Recent molts may also cause a sting. Instead of the usual five prolegs of most caterpillars, those within the flannel moth family (Megalopygidae) have seven.
The adult moth, called the Southern flannel moth, is also unusually fuzzy in appearance, with and orange thorax and orange at the base of its blunt yellow wings, a 2.5-4 cm wingspan, and little black furry feet.
D: I’m glad I know this. If I ever came across this in the wild, I would totally try to pet it. :(