posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 03:34 PM
I just came across these photos at Live Science, and decided to share.
Hot Neon Hopper nymph
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.