Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillars: Nature’s DIY Fireworks Show

Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae) "The Clown" (1)

Habitat: Yunnan, China Status: Not Listed Happy 4th of July to all my American readers! I wanted to really go out with a bang before the long…

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Gaudy Clown Crab: the Crustacean That’s Simply Faaabulous!

gaudy clown crab, Platypodiella spectabilis (3)

 Habitat: throughout the Caribbean Status: Not Listed This is the Gaudy Clown Crab (Platypodiella spectabilis). It’s one of the most fashionable crustaceans in the ocean, in my…

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Multiple Mouths and Purple, Oh My! New Species of Purple Jellyfish Found!

new species, purple jellyfish (3)

Early this Wednesday morning, beachgoers at Coolum Beach, Queensland were lucky enough to spot a potentially new species of purple jellyfish that scientists believe may…

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Rainbow Milkweed Locust: A Real Toxic Beauty

Rainbow Milkweed Locust, Phymateus saxosus

Habitat: Madagascar Status: Not Evaluated Toxic and rainbows aren’t two words you would normally associate with each other. Actually, if you were listening to Britney Spears’ tune and…

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Nudi Bits: Spanish Shawl Nudibranch!

Nudi Bits: Spanish Shawl Nudibranch!

Join me on my hunt for a Spanish Shawl nudibranch!

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Sea Sapphire: the Most Beautiful Animal You’ve Never Heard Of

sea sapphire, Sapphirina copepod (1)

 Habitat: oceans worldwide (?) Status: Not Listed Sometimes I happen across creatures that quite literally take my breath away. This happens to be one of…

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7 Unbeweevably Cool Weevils That Will Make You Say ‘Wow!’

Pachyrrhynchus orbifer, glitter weevil

Weevils are a type of beetle in the Curculionoidea superfamily. There are over 60,000 species in several families, so chances are you might have encountered…

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Show the Scarlet Ibis Some Love on Valentine’s Day!

Scarlet Ibis, Endocimus ruber (2)

Habitat: South America and islands of the Caribbean Status: Least Concern I can’t think of a better creature to write about for Valentine’s Day than…

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The Masterfully Painted Picasso Bug

The Masterfully Painted Picasso Bug

image source: whatsthatbug.com image source: whatsthatbug.com  image source: adventurecampstz.com  © julianbayliss   © Bart Wursten Habitat: from South Africa, Ethiopia to Cameroon Status: Not listed…

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Godiva quadricolor: the Beautiful but Deadly Nudi

Godiva quadricolor, Godiva rachaelae (4)

Habitat: Mediterranean, off western Australia, West Africa, and the South African coast from the Cape Peninsula to East London Status: Not Listed Anyone who follows…

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