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How ants build bridges

This video says about itself:

See How Ants Build Bridges in Mid-Air With Just Their Bodies | National Geographic

22 March 2018

Army ants exhibit complex…

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Four ants and a beetle

There are plenty of ants active at our place at the moment. Leafhopper nymphs are growing on both wattles and eucalypts and being attended by ants like this Golden-flumed Sugar Ant. 163 more words


Readers' wildlife photos

We have two contributors today. First, some marine lovelies from Jacques Hausser in Switzerland. His notes are indented:

I’m just back from Britanny. Switzerland is a landlocked country and we lack close contact with the sea.

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Squid graveyard in Gulf of California

This video, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in the USA, says about itself:

Deep-Sea Discoveries: Squid Graveyard

15 March 2018

On an expedition in the…

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Nature at the door

Our glass-panelled back door seems to have been a magnet for interesting insects just lately. The small fly pictured at left we thought at first was a mosquito, but Karen Retra from the… 158 more words


Order Lepidoptera

The order Lepidoptera contains butterflies and moths. There are over 180,000 species in the order which is divided into 126 families and 46 superfamilies. They account for 10 percent of known species worldwide. 461 more words