Teeny Baby Millipedes
Tiny early-instar millipedes found under a rotting log, in the Piedmont of Durham Co., NC, USA. Length about 0.8mm. Most likely in the order Chordeumatida.
“Millipedes grow by adding segments (including legs) just before the anal segment up to the for each species characteristic number of body segments. But all start as ‘hexapedes’...” - Franz Janssens | flickr
(photos: Patrick Coin)
Great Cormorant and Australian Pelican. Photos by K S Kong
THE SPINY FLOWER MANTIS
Native to southern and eastern Africa
While at rest Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii is well camouflaged. In fact, its imitation of a flower is so good that prey insects will attempt to pollinate it. Instead, the mantis seizes and eats them. P. wahlbergii is very aggressive and has the ability to kill prey several times larger than itself
The top photo shows the spiny flower mantis in a threat display, spreading its forewings,making itself appear larger, and prominently displaying its eyespots to startle would-be predators.
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Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Stål, 1871
photosynthetic colour change. photos (click pic) by: 1. justin schmauser; 2. torsten silz; 3. zoomboy1; 4. justin schmauser; 5. anymotion; 6. jim bolden sr.; 7. jaqueline d’ella; 8. zoomboy1: 9. justin schmauser; 10. alister c.
“Les Voyageurs” – Sculptures with missing Pieces by Bruno Catalano