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Juvenile Katydid like none I have seen before around my garden.
They are closely related to grasshoppers and live very similar lives. They shed their skin over and over, each time gradually looking more and more adult. Eventually developing wings and searching for mates.
This one was so black it almost blended in with the purple Basil flowers.

@rar3.candy Babby Katydid!

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If you’re fascinated by invertebrates, moths in particular, Stephen’s Place is a must-visit destination. With the help of a few strong lights and the white sidewall of the house, a mesmerising variety of moths is lured to the place every night. So far more than 3600 soecies have been caught, photographed and identified, and this doesn’t even include the smaller fry! Although not a regular, the Greater Death’s Head Hawkmoth (Acherontia lachesis) is one of the many visitors. Also known as the bee robber, this large moth is able to enter a bee hive without being attacked by disguising themselves with a perfume very similar to that emitted by bees themselves.


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Had the opportunity to photograph some beautiful beetles last week. Here's a stunning looking male Mecynorrhina torquata ugandensis!
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Shabbat shalom! Have a wonderful weekend everyone. If you’re ever feeling like you’re stuck in a rut, like a caterpillar is stuck in a cocoon just remember it’s because you’re getting ready to spread your wings 😇 (and if no one else is inspired by my cheesy words then at least I will be.. I need reminding this.) | Photograph taken at Budapest Zoo.
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An OLD about the good old times. A #throwback🔙 about aging.


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While I usually take photos of live, and preferably flying, insects because they present more of a challenge this one was not alive when I found and photographed it. It's a nice looking beetle.
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It's been an exciting month for space geeks (#spaceplants), and today's #throwbackthursday is all about the first animals to be sent into space: fruit flies.

In 1947 US scientists launched a V2 rocket into space with fruit flies on board to test the effects of cosmic radiation. Flies were chosen as test subjects as they share 75% of the same genes as people. The flies survived their journey into space, and scientists discovered that cosmic radiation had no genetic effect on them. Fruit flies are still commonly used in space research today.

Find out more in our Book of the Month, The Secret Life of Flies by @ericamcalister. Head to our blog to learn how you could win a copy.

Image from Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera by Stephen A. Marshall. Available in bookstores & online. .
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Arlo Pelegrin identifies thousands of bugs a month. 🕷 #scienceinsider


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Contrary to popular belief, insects are meticulous self cleaners - this prevents disease and keeps their senses sharp.

This high magnification shot of a locust reveals the tiny bits of debris that would normally be cleaned away.

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