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Worlds cutest bugs

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posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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I just came across these photos at Live Science, and decided to share.
Enjoy.
www.livescience.com...


Hot Neon Hopper nymph


Saddleback Caterpillar


The rolled up sock bug. Not reall, but it sure looks that way to me.
"the cottony cushion scale (Icerya purchase) insect isn’t a hermaphrodite — the species' females actually fertilize their own eggs through infectious, parasitic tissue that infects them at birth and is derived from the leftover sperm of their fathers. The odd species can be found in citrus groves worldwide."


The Baeus is actually a wingless wasp that ride on the backs of female spiders, including the Black Widow. When she lays her eggs, the Baeus, attacke the egg sacs and devours the spider eggs. I could have used a squadron of these while at Edwards and Beale AFB.


This anime-eyed caterpillar is the larva of the spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus)


Metallic jewel beetle


This unique jewel beetle species is called Temognatha alternata and is native to Queensland, Australia. Yo Oz, have you seen any of these?


“Tree hoppers grow fascinating "helmets" that can mimic the environment in which they live — or even look like completely different insects. Recent findings suggest that treehoppers developed this headgear by reactivating and repurposing their wing-making machinery.”


ooops, sorry. This was from a prior thread and I'm not sure how it got in here.




posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 03:50 PM
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REALLY special!

Bump.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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yes those would look very cute...







under my foot



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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The Saddleback Caterpillar looks like a Japanese acid trip gone wrong


I want one!



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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Wow, I thought I had seen most ind of bugs, big ones, dangerous ones, rare ones, but cute, no.

Hot neon hooper looks like he is ready for some kind of hot action!
The Saddleback is amazing and looks like a float at a parade.
I'm with you on the cushion scale. looks like a sock.
The Temognatha looks like it should have dreads and a Rasta hat on.

Mimicking helmets, wow that is pretty incredible.

Thanks for sharing,
spec



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 04:17 PM
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Some of them look yummy!



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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If you don't know how the picture got in there, why don't you delete it?



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 05:05 PM
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I'm all for the wingless wasp. Bugs really CAN be cute.

Who'da thunk?

Shared, starred & flagged.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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Who is the girl at the bottom?



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 09:56 PM
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Originally posted by whoshotJR
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Who is the girl at the bottom?


My thread on her is here.
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 11:19 PM
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I REALLY want to believe, there is NO GOD...but how can i? All the signs, point to a CREATOR. How can 1 deny that? If this place that we live on, happened by accident; and everything fell, this PERFECTLY into place...well then, I'll admit, there is no GOD!



posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 07:18 AM
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Ths Saddleback Caterpillar is oh so cute and fuzzy...until you accidently rub against one. I had the misfortune a few years back; it feels like fire shooting through your body at the point of contact. And the area swells up nicely. Cute, but no fun to play with.



posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 07:27 AM
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A swallowtail caterpillar once scared the living hell out of me as a kid. I knew it wasn't a snake, but when I touched it it's "antennas," (osmeterium) flipped out just like a snake's tongue, and it surprised and shocked me.

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posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by Olivine
Ths Saddleback Caterpillar is oh so cute and fuzzy...until you accidently rub against one. I had the misfortune a few years back; it feels like fire shooting through your body at the point of contact. And the area swells up nicely. Cute, but no fun to play with.


I wondered about those colorful spines. It reminded me of the scorpion fish, and the poison that it can inject.
Thank you for sharing.



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