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The Diversity Of Our Fragil Earth

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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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A boring day at the office.....Thought I would put some pictures to use that have been sitting on my phone.

Here at my office building, in South Texas, I've been taking notice of the insect life while on my usual smoke breaks. With virtually no winter here, it seems the bugs are out in full force.
I started taking pictures of the various moths that frequent the north wall of the building because they are always so vibrant and eye catching. It seemed almost everyday I had a new moth to photograph and on some days, more than one new addition.
It really made me take notice of the amazing diversity here on our planet. I'm not a big bug fan, especially when it comes to spiders, but you can't help but see the beauty in each one of these creatures. Each one is like it's own work of art. Just amazing. Take a look.













I know that last one is a beetle but it was hanging out on that same wall. He was begging for a picture.

I would imagine anyone could observe some pretty odd looking bugs, where ever you might be. If any one has any pictures that would go along with this thread, you are welcome to post and add to whats here now.

Hope y'all enjoyed.

TXML

Pictures taken with a Motorola Droid Razr
edit on 4-5-2012 by txMEGAlithic because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 4 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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I love those, so handsome all those moths. I wonder what attracts them to your building like that? Is there some mineral there they need? I hope people post more bug pics and maybe someone who can explain what they are all doing there. Quite a diversity you captured too.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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I've wonder the same thing. I've worked other places and never noticed so many moths on a wall. Some days when I go out to smoke there are ten to fifteen along the forty or fifty foot long wall. Usually a lot of the same kind and every now and then I find a newby out there, clinging to the brink.
I thought the shade had a lot to do with it. That wall faces north almost directly so its in the shade all day.
I also thought it might have something to do with the red brick. I don't know how they make them red, if it's a natural material or if they use a dye. If its a naturally red material they use to make them, it could be possible the moths are there for some type of mineral or nutrient. You have a good idea on that.

It is quite a diversity. I'm sure if one searched that diversity could be found everywhere people live. They are all around us, all the time. Its like another world.
Thanks for checking out my pictures!

TXML



 
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