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cool-critters:

Candy crab (Hoplophrys oatesi)

The candy crab is a very colourful crab that grows from 1.5 to 2 cm. It lives on various species of soft coral in the Dendronephthya genus.

It camouflages itself by mimicing the colours of the polyps among which it hides. It adds further camouflage by attaching polyps to its carapace. Colours vary depending on the colour of the coral, and may be white, pink, yellow or red. This crab is widespread in the Indo-Pacific and it feeds on plankton.

photo credits: digimuse, Brian Maye, divemecressi

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libutron:

Common European Cockchafer - Melolontha melolontha

Also referred to as Maybug and Field Cockchafer, Melolontha melolontha (Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae) is a common inhabitant on agricultural lands throughout temperate Europe and the United States.

Males Common European Cockchafers have longer antennae than females, with a large, fan-like club protruding.

Cockchafers are among the most dreaded insect pests in many European countries, causing economic losses in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. In forests of south-western Germany, populations of the Forest Cockchafer (Melolontha hippocastani) and also the Field Cockchafer (M. melolontha) have been increasing during the past three decades and, therefore, monitoring of these populations has been intensified.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: [Top: ©Armando Caldas | Locality: Cabreira, Vendas Novas, Portugal, 2010] - [Bottom: ©rockwolf | Locality: Venus Pool, Shropshire, West Midlands, England, 2012]

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bugdujour:

Vinegaroon, Mastigoproctus giganteus
Sorry I’ve been bad about the updates. I’ve been in a funk, and ran away to the desert to ground myself and recover some sanity. I should be back to regular updates soon-ish, but I hope this makes up for my absence,

bugdujour:

Vinegaroon, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Sorry I’ve been bad about the updates. I’ve been in a funk, and ran away to the desert to ground myself and recover some sanity. I should be back to regular updates soon-ish, but I hope this makes up for my absence,

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#soba #tempura #noodle #food

#soba #tempura #noodle #food

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sinobug:

Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

View my other images of Limacodid Caterpillars from China (Beijing and Yunnan) in my Flickr photostream, HERE.

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#beef #tongue #chicken #croquette #salad #food

#beef #tongue #chicken #croquette #salad #food

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ichthyologist:

Pacific Monkeyfish (Erosa erosa)
The pacific monkeyfish is a species of scorpionfish from the Western Pacific. It is a stocky fish with a large head and a distinct bump on the nape.
Tom Demeyer on Flickr

ichthyologist:

Pacific Monkeyfish (Erosa erosa)

The pacific monkeyfish is a species of scorpionfish from the Western Pacific. It is a stocky fish with a large head and a distinct bump on the nape.

Tom Demeyer on Flickr

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libutron:

Thesit-and-wait feeding strategy of the Surinam Horned Frog - Ceratophrys cornuta 

It has been said that frogs of the South American genus Ceratophrys (Leptodactylidae) can best be described as big, bad and beautiful. Big because of their size (C. cornuta attains a length of up to 15 cm), bad because they are aggressive, and beautiful because of their often gaudy combinations of green and brown dorsal coloration.

The Surinam Horned Frog, Ceratophrys cornuta occurs in the Amazon Basin (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru and Suriname). These frogs are voracious predators, which use a sit-and-wait feeding strategy to ambush prey that varies from ants to small vertebrates.

Horned frogs bury themselves in the leaves on the ground with only the head sticking out. Once in this position and helped by its camouflage coloration, C. cornuta waits for something edible to pass by and eats almost anything that passes, as long as it will fit in the frog’s mouth.

The cryptic coloration of these frogs is thought to be an anti-predator adaptation as it aids in camouflaging them in their surroundings. It is also thought that the horns may function as part of this camouflage, since the horns may be perceived by predators as the stem of a leaf or other such object

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Robert Oelman | Locality: unknown (2013) | [Top] - [Bottom]

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#skipper #butterfly #Lepidoptera #insect #iphone5 #nofilter

#skipper #butterfly #Lepidoptera #insect #iphone5 #nofilter

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astronomy-to-zoology:

"Filbert Weevil" (Curculio occidentis)
…a species of ‘acorn weevil’ (Curculio spp.) which is recorded occurring in California and surrounding areas. Filbert weevil larvae are noted for feeding on a variety of oak tree species. This has caused them to be regarded as a major pest due to the damage they cause to acorns. 
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Curculionidae-Curculio-C. occidentis
Image: Ryan Kaldari

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Filbert Weevil" (Curculio occidentis)

…a species of ‘acorn weevil’ (Curculio spp.) which is recorded occurring in California and surrounding areas. Filbert weevil larvae are noted for feeding on a variety of oak tree species. This has caused them to be regarded as a major pest due to the damage they cause to acorns. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Curculionidae-Curculio-C. occidentis

Image: Ryan Kaldari

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#sky #cloud #iphone5 #nofilter

#sky #cloud #iphone5 #nofilter

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rhamphotheca:

A Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), in Florida, cools off in the pool of a surprised homeowner.
(via: The National Audubon Society)

rhamphotheca:

A Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), in Florida, cools off in the pool of a surprised homeowner.

(via: The National Audubon Society)

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fairy-wren:

Banded Kingfishers (Lacedo pulchella), male and female, Singapore
photo by Harprit Singh

fairy-wren:

Banded Kingfishers (Lacedo pulchella), male and female, Singapore

photo by Harprit Singh

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#octopus #yam #food #dish

#octopus #yam #food #dish

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#beef #meat #dish (at 魚貝バル弐番)

#beef #meat #dish (at 魚貝バル弐番)

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