Look at this cute fucking thing.
I want twenty of them.
oh wow that’s SO cool i’ve never seen one of these before
why did scientists make that pokemon crossover app real life
Spittlebugs are pests, sucking the sap from garden plants and using it to make their protective, slimy froth. Eventually they grow into froghoppers. But while they are in their nymph form, if you gently scoop one out of its foam, you’ll find that it’s weirdly adorable and almost invisibly small.
I can’t make people friends so I’ve lowered my standards
Good sellers send extras at young instars as sometimes some don’t make the journey or are snacked on by their siblings if packed together. It’s great when all of them make it though. Good luck with your new super cute babies!
ネズミの様に鳴く、ウスタビガの幼虫 (by Aclerismoth)
OMG HOW ARE YOU REAL??
It took a bit of translation detective work to figure out what this is, but it turns out it’s the larval stage of Rhodinia fugax, or as it’s called in Japanese, ウスタビガ, “Usutabiga”.
Here’s one as an adult!
“I’m still adorable!”
(and don’t worry, I’m certain the person isn’t hurting it - the caterpillar’s just reacting audibly to getting touched lightly to try and scare the person away.)
THE SQUEAKY LARVA GROWS UP TO BE THE FLUFFY MOTH?
OH MY GOD THIS IS THE CUTEST BUG IN EXISTENCE.
I almost forgot that T. velleda is one of my favorite things.
Some quick shots of my adult female Sibylla Pretiosa, (Cryptic/lichen mantis)her wings have finally coloured up to a lovely mint-green. She was not in the mood to sit still for pictures at all today, and was far more interested in trying to fly onto the curtains.
Caddisfly larvae build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created.
http://www.utaot.com/ Mysteries, science, art and spirit.
Light Ermine Moth, Spilosoma canescens, again, but this time showing off the underside marking, and the vivid red under her wings.
She’s not dead. But as I suspected, a poisonous moth was much more complacent about being handled and posed than an edible one would be. I could have collected them by the handful, and they’d probably have just sat there.