THE LARVAE (AND ADULT FEMALE) OF THE TRILOBITE BEETLE
The trilobite [beetle] genus (Duliticola) belongs to the family Lycidae, commonly known as net-winged beetles.
This family is a pretty interesting one, because many of its species display huge physical differences between their males and their females. Trilobite beetles are no exception. While the females are easily recognisable – that incredible form is retained from when they were larvae [see Wikipedia neoteny] – the males look entirely different. They pretty much just look like plain old beetles, with long, winged bodies and a pair of thick antennae.
Burrowing Parrot (Cyanoliseus patagonus)
Also known as the Patagonian Conure, the burrowing parrot is a species of Arine parrot (Arinae) which is typically found in Argentina but populations occur in Chile and possibly Uruguay as well. Burrowing parrots typically inhabit arid bush steppe areas known as Monte. Like some other parrot species burrowing parrots are highly gregarious and will form large colonies in cliff faces, thus the name “burrowing”. Burrowing parrots feed mainly on seeds and fruit but will feed on grain as well.
A domino can knock over another domino 1.5x larger than itself.
The above Gif shows a domino 5 millimeters tall starting a chain reaction 13 dominos long that eventually knocks over a domino about half a meter tall.
If the reaction was 29 dominos long, the final domino would be the size of the Empire State Building.
A multitude of butterflies and their beautiful wings under the microscope.
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