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Ancient crustacean fossil named after David Attenborough

This 21 March 2017 video from England is called Cascolus ravitis, a 430 Million-Year-Old ‘Exceptionally Preserved’ Fossil.

From the University of Leicester in England: 603 more words

Biology

Of ants and ant lions

by Patrick Kavanagh

I well remember the experience of revelation when the copy of “The How and Why Wonder Book of Insects” that I’d received as a hand-me-down explained the mysterious little cones, perfectly formed with grainy sides, in the dirt around our yard and in the bush. 304 more words

Invertebrates

3-22-17 Great Mormon Swallowtail from Ron's Rainforest Butterfly Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
Family: Papilionidae (Swallowtail butterflies)

Genus/species: Papilio memnon

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: P.memon has four male and many female forms, Male Great Mormons never have tails, while females may or may not. 127 more words

INVERTEBRATES

Surrey365; Day 6. Raggedy-waggedy wings.

Today looked gorgeous from indoors; bright blue sky and spring sunshine. Outside it was distinctly chilly, however, with a very brisk, cold wind. I was quite surprised, then, to see this butterfly fluttering about in the garden. 80 more words

Garden

3-21-17 Common Green Birdwing from Ron's Butterfly Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
Family: Papilionidae (Swallowtail butterflies)

Genus/ species: Ornithoptera priamus

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Variable between numerous subspecies. 271 more words

INVERTEBRATES

Surrey356; Day 5. Water Beetle

This little water beetle got caught in the frog spawn and had to wriggle about for quite a while to free himself. In the process, I got an interesting view of the air bubble that he carries under his belly in order to breathe under water.

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