Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillars: Nature’s DIY Fireworks Show

Photo: John Horstman

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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Rainbow Milkweed Locust: A Real Toxic Beauty

photo: u/Talltom (from Reddit)

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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Meet the Spider That Looks Just Like the Pringles Man

Meet the Spider That Looks Just Like the Pringles Man

Habitat: South, East, and South East Asia; west from Pakistan and India, north towards China and Japan, and south towards the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and…

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Newly Discovered Species of Moth Mimics a SPIDER!

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

photo: S. Myers, Bishop Museum

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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The Cup Moth So Fluffy, It Looks Like Its Made Out of Clouds!

The Cup Moth So Fluffy, It Looks Like Its Made Out of Clouds!

 © John Horstman © John Horstman Habitat: China Status: No Conservation Concerns This stuffed animal turned living creature is a Cup Moth (Altha sp.), Limacodidae…

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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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Life lessons from Agrosoma placetis, a Sharpshoot Leafhopper

Life lessons from Agrosoma placetis, a Sharpshoot Leafhopper

Habitat: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama Status: Not evaluated This gorgeous little creature was first recorded in 1960. It goes by the scientific name of…

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Leaf Beetle of Ecuador is a Living Masterpiece

photo: Flickr user Andreas Kay

Habitat: Ecuador Status: Not Listed One of my favorite Flickr photographers, Andreas Kay, was lucky enough to spot one of the most beautiful Leaf Beetles…

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Bizarre Crowned Caterpillar, Cassia’s Owlet, Rules the Rainforest

photo: Flickr user pbertner

Habitat: Mexico to Panama , in Colombia , in Ecuador , in Bolivia , in Peru , in Brazil , in Surinam , in Guyana and…

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