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The True Rulers Of The Earth - Insects (With Pictures!)

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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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A lot of us find them creepy, or gross, or ugly. Considering Ants alone outnumber us an estimated 1.6 million to 1 human (in population), and insects in general have been around, in every environment for hundreds of millions of years; I think it's about time to give them some sort of respect, and admire just how unique and beautiful they can be (I realize not all of these are true insects)


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The spun glass caterpillar (Isochaetes beutenmuelleri)

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The Hemeroplanes triptolemus Moth Larvae

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The Goliath Beetle larvae

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The Peacock spider (Maratus volans)

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An unidentified Plant Hopper

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The Buff-tip Moth

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The Walking leaf insects

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Unidentified Spider

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The Glossoscolecidae Earthworm

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Brazilian Treehopper, Bocydium globulare

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The chrysalis of a Mechanitis butterfly

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Lichen Katydid

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A Katydid from Costa Rica


Do any of you have any cool insects you'd like to show us to appease our insect overlords?

edit on 7/7/15 by Ghost147 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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No, but I think the insects will one day turn against mankind and wipe us all off the earth. The insects are God's best friend, just like the dog is man's best friend. I quite sure this is true and bound to happen one day.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:05 PM
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Pics are thumbnails cant really see what you want us to see?



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: Ghost147

Not as gross or ugly as your avatar..

No, but seriously, thanks for the pics. I've never seen some of them - snake looking larvae, a paint brush looking insect.. really amazing.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: musicismagic

Through ocean acidity the 'insects' of the ocean are disrupted, which in turn is disrupting the population of fish. They play a crucial role on land and in sea.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:13 PM
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originally posted by: proob4
Pics are thumbnails cant really see what you want us to see?


You're not able to open them? what browser are you running on?



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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I've actually seen one of the snake butt caterpillars. It was on the wall of my apartment complex. I touched it and it reared it's butt up and weaved it around just like an angry snake's head would weave around. It was an uncanny mimic. Pretty cool.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Awesome! Lucky find! I wish I could find a few of these



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: Ghost147

originally posted by: proob4
Pics are thumbnails cant really see what you want us to see?


You're not able to open them? what browser are you running on?
Oops didn't realize they was click-able. Just used people posting pics directly to ATS as the file host.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: proob4

originally posted by: Ghost147

originally posted by: proob4
Pics are thumbnails cant really see what you want us to see?


You're not able to open them? what browser are you running on?
Oops didn't realize they was click-able. Just used people posting pics directly to ATS as the file host.


It still is ATS hosted, I just didn't put the full pictures because it would probably be too much for some members' computers to handle



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: Ghost147

S&f cool thread .


But insects are a little creepy and the pictures really " bug" me.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:42 PM
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If there are ever giant spiders it's time to jump in the ocean with some mob provided boots...I hate spiders!!!!



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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Ah, I remembered wrong. It wasn't that one. It was a tiger swallowtail caterpillar. But, it still does a snakehead impersonation that's pretty creepy when you see it for yourself.



It obviously made an impression on me!



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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originally posted by: Vector99
If there are ever giant spiders it's time to jump in the ocean with some mob provided boots...I hate spiders!!!!


Well, consider this guy:


Arthropleura was an ancestor to centipedes and millipedes. It could reach more than eight feet (2.4 m) in length, and the fatter creatures could be several feet wide

Now, although they lived 300 million years ago, consider this!!!!.....

Researchers have changed the size of a handful of Florida ants by chemically modifying their DNA, rather than by changing its encoded information.
www.iflscience.com... ls/scientists-shrink-ants-study-how-environment-affects-size


NOW...... Do this to the biggest tarantula in the world (which is the size of a dinner plate)



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 09:00 PM
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I love bugs, and your avatar, you look like my great uncle.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: Ghost147

I can do the giant millipede, it's just the spiders!

Funny story a buddy of mine who was a medic in Iraq told me. Apparently after a smoke break the guys started heading back in only to find a camel spider guarding the doorway. They argued a bit about who would move it until one finally pulled out his 45 and shot it. Bit of panic in the hospital, and they all said the spider charged them. True story



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: Vector99

How can we not be reminded of this in that situation?




posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 11:39 PM
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I'm gonna have nightmares now.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 03:27 AM
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I used to hate and fear most insects, but lately I have started to like them... They are so naive, and for their small size, they sure hold a lot of intelligence and survival instincts. Surely sometimes they can be disturbing, but most of them simply mind their own business.

I like the spider with the shaman faces, that was great.




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