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Arhopalus rusticus is a common species in pine forests of Europe and North Africa. But only found sporadicaly in Denmark

A large longhorn beetle reaching about 25 mm in length and occasionally bigger. It is a uniform mahogany brown in colour.

The larvae feed subcortically, later in hardwood of dead hosts, preferrably Pinus. The larvae take two years to develop. Adults are active during night and can be found on the hosts or sometimes they are attracted to the lights

It is very similar to Arhopalus fereus, with which it is often confused. The easy way to tell them apart is the small hairs between the eye facettes of rustica.

This specimen was found 17. July on Djursland, Denmark, were it was attracted by light.

#arhopalusrusticus #cerambycidae #coleopterology #coleoptera #danishfauna #Djursland #Ebeltoft #jutland #invertebratesofinstagram #entomology #grathwohlphotography


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"I don't like change" said the caterpillar to the butterfly. The butterfly responded "But without change, there wouldn't be butterflies"
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Anche se non si viaggia intorno al mondo, le meraviglie della Natura si presentano comunque alle tue finestre; 🌱 basta aprirle e vedere il regalo che ti manda.
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💡Anacridium aegyptium
The Egyptian locust, is a species belonging to the family Acrididae.
Anacridium aegyptium is one of the largest European grasshoppers. The adult males grow up to 30–56 mm long, while females reach 46–70 mm of length. Their body is usually gray, brown or olive coloured, the antennae are relatively short and robust. Tibiae of the hind legs are blue, while femora are orange. The hind femora have characteristic dark marks. It is easily identifiable also by the characteristic eyes with vertical black and white stripes. The pronotum shows a dorsal orange stripe and several white small spots. The wings are clear with dark marks.
This species is folivore, essentially feeding on leaves of various plants.It is a solitary species, not harmful to crops. Adults can mainly be encountered in August and September, but they are active throughout the year. After mating these grasshoppers overwinter as adults. Spawning occurs in spring just under the soil surface and the nymphs appear in April. These grasshoppers undergo several molts. The nymphs have the appearance of the adults, their color varies from yellow to bright green and ocher and the wings are absent or small, as they are gradually developed after each molting.

Canon EOS 600D - 18-55mm
Photo by: @vera.ivi 🌱
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Milan, Italy

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🤔😮😳Have you ever seen an insect like that?
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💡Maloe violaceus 🐜
This species is characterized by hypermetamorphosis, a kind of complete insect metamorphosis in which, in addition to the normal stages of larva, nymph and imago, they have several others, with great differences in appearance and way of life.

The body of Meloe violaceus is 10–30 mm long, females are somewhat larger than the males. These beetle are black-blue or violet-blue, head and pronotum are very finely dotted and the elytra are quite shorter than the abdomen, as in other Meloinae species.
In May–June the female digs into the soil 20–30 mm deep cylindrical holes, where they lay a very large quantity of eggs (about 2,000–10,000).
After about a month larvae emerge from eggs and climb up on grass or on flowers, waiting to cling to the thorax of approaching potential host insects seeking pollen or nectar.

The larvae have an exclusively parasitic life, primarily in the nests of solitary bees, or sometimes of locusts. If the larvae have inadvertently selected a honey bee, they die in the hive and may cause serious damage.
When the host female bee lays eggs in its cells, the first-stage larva of the violet oil beetle eats the eggs of the bee, increases in volume and becomes the second-stage larva, which continues its development eating honey and pollen. The larva, after other two stages, forms the nymph and finally the imago.

Photo by: @vera.ivi 🌱 .
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Lungo Villoresi

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Victorian entomologist Henry Walter Bates spent 11 years collecting butterflies in the Amazon.
The Museum houses the largest collection of his butterfly specimens in the world.

Bates noticed the way vulnerable butterflies were protected from predators, by copying the physical appearance of unpalatable or toxic species. In 1862 Bates published a scientific paper describing his ideas about mimicry. His theory was seen as one of the strongest demonstrations of evolution by natural selection, in this case brought about through the actions of butterfly predators such as birds, dragonflies or lizards.

You can see tropical butterflies from South America at our #SensationalButterflies exhibition, now open.

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Natural History Museum, London

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Giant Dragonfly
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata.
Adult dragonflies are characterized by large, multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong, transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can be mistaken for the related group, damselflies (Zygoptera), which are similar in structure, though usually lighter in build; however, the wings of most dragonflies are held flat and away from the body, while damselflies hold the wings folded at rest, along or above the abdomen. Dragonflies are agile fliers, while damselflies have a weaker, fluttery flight. Many dragonflies have brilliant iridescent or metallic colours produced by structural coloration, making them conspicuous in flight.

Fossils of very large dragonfly ancestors in the Protodonata are found from 325 million years ago (Mya) in Upper Carboniferous rocks; these had wingspans up to about 750 mm.

They have a uniquely complex mode of reproduction involving indirect insemination, delayed fertilization, and sperm competition.
During mating, the male grasps the female at the back of the head or on the prothorax, and the female curls her abdomen under her body to pick up sperm from the male's secondary genitalia at the front of his abdomen, forming the "heart" or "wheel" posture.Dragonflies are predators, both in their aquatic larval stage, when they are known as nymphs or naiads, and as adults.
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Photo by: @vera.ivi 🌱

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Parco Della Rosa Camuna

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"La struttura alare del calabrone, in relazione al suo peso, non è adatta al volo, ma lui non lo sa e vola lo stesso" - Albert Einstein 💚🐝
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Photo by: @vera.ivi 🌱
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LAGHETTO DECIMA

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💡The bright stars of the Earth ✨ 🌌
The Lampyridae are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous use of bioluminescence during twilight to attract mates.

Light production in fireflies is due to a type of chemical reaction called bioluminescence. This process occurs in specialized light-emitting organs, usually on a firefly's lower abdomen. The enzyme luciferase acts on the luciferin, in the presence of magnesium ions, ATP, and oxygen to produce light. Firefly luciferase is used in forensics, and the enzyme has medical uses — in particular, for detecting the presence of ATP or magnesium. All fireflies glow as larvae. In lampyrid larvae, bioluminescence serves a function that is different from that served in adults. It appears to be a warning signal to predators, since many firefly larvae contain chemicals that are distasteful or toxic.

Some species, especially lightning bugs of the genera Photinus, Photuris, and Pyractomena, are distinguished by the unique courtship flash patterns emitted by flying males in search of females. In general, females of the genus Photinus do not fly, but do give a flash response to males of their own species.

Photo by: @vera.ivi 🌱
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Milan, Italy

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💡Nature teaches so much: collaboration is the key to making our world work! 🐜
Le formiche sono insetti eusociali della famiglia Formicidae e, insieme alle relative vespe e api, appartengono all'ordine degli Imenotteri.
Le formiche formano colonie che vanno dalle dimensioni di alcune dozzine fino a milioni di individui. Le colonie sono descritte come superorganismi perché le formiche sembrano operare come un'entità unificata, lavorando collettivamente insieme per sostenere la colonia.
Comunicano tra loro usando feromoni, suoni e tatto. Come altri insetti, le formiche percepiscono gli odori con le loro antenne lunghe, sottili e mobili.
Identificano i membri della stessa famiglia o colonia attraverso il loro odore, che proviene da secrezioni che impregnano i loro esoscheletri. Se una formica viene separata dalla sua colonia originaria, alla fine perderà il suo odore caratteristico. Ogni formica che entra in una colonia, senza l'odore che le corrisponde, alla fine verrà attaccata.
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Photo by: @vera.ivi 🌱
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Locate Triulzi, Lombardia, Italy

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Все на меня, как на ребёнка, производит впечатление: шум листвы на деревьях, запах сырой земли, разнообразие красок в пейзаже... Стоило мне только прикоснуться к природе, как я в миг ощутила радость и страх за свою жизнь, причём одновременно. Эта удивительная способность тонко ощущать реальность так, что она потом глубоко проникает внутрь и ты находишься под её воздействием ещё долгое время, всегда меня поражала. Я живу так каждый день. Каждый день открываю для себя в мире что-то новое.

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Russia

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💡Damigella Calopteryx splendens 🦋
È una specie di damigella appartenente alla famiglia delle Calopterygidae.
Il colore è la forma possono essere diversi a seconda che sia maschio o femmina: il maschio ha ali traslucide con una una vasta macchia blu-nera iridescente verso la parte esterna (nelle libellule immature il punto è marrone scuro). Il corpo può essere un blu metallico o bluastro o una combinazione di entrambi i colori, a seconda del periodo dell'anno e della posizione. Invece la femmina ha ali iridescenti verde chiaro traslucide con una macchia bianca vicino alla punta e un corpo metallico verde o bronzo/verde.
Le femmine possono depositare fino a 10 uova al minuto per 45 minuti che si schiudono dopo 14 giorni. Le larve hanno le zampe molto lunghe e somigliano a dei bastoni. Si sviluppano in due anni, di solito. Tollerano l'acqua fangosa e quando sono pronti a diventare adulti, si arrampicano su una canna o pianta adatta e si liberano della loro pelle.
Ora sai come riconoscere questa meravigliosa specie 😉

Photo by: @vera.ivi 🌱

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Canale Villoresi

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Pozostając przy temacie mszyc... Oto kolejne maleństwo w urokliwym gąszczu włosków wydzielniczych lub gruczołowych - jak kto woli, pokrywających kwiat szałwi srebrzystej (o ile się nie mylę) 😉
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Gatekeepers loving the oregano #pixel2 #butterflies #entomology

Cam, Gloucestershire

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This specimen is a forest bug or red-legged shieldbug in the late larval stage. This macro shot was also taken on my hike through the Wutach Gorge a few weeks ago.

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#bug #eye_for_earth #wutachschlucht #efe_nature_or_nothing #shieldbug #splendid_nature #closeup #closeupphotography #flowersandmacro #color_captures #sight_colour #best_wonderful_flowers #closeupflower #ig_nature_naturally #fotofanatics_nature_ #closeupshot #worldpicturehunt #entomology #natureshots #macro #macrophotography #shotsofresh #excellent_macros #top_macro #macroworld_tr #makro_fd #macroclique #macro_globe #igmw_macro #natures_marvels

Wutach Gorge

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The #CranfieldsCuriosityCabinet shop and museum is open TODAY, Sunday 22nd July, 12 until 7pm.
Come to peruse and buy all manner of #naturalhistory #curiosities - #taxidermy #entomology #osteology #insects #skulls #skull. Add to your #collection or unique #interiordesign
Access to the #museum, my private collection, is granted with any purchase.
Visit the shop and museum today!
Cranfield's Curiosity Cabinet
1193 London Road
Leigh on Sea
Essex
SS9 3JB
Easily accessible via train, plane and automobile. Parking available on shop front, or spaces on road directly outside shop or in pub car park just across the road.
For those visiting by train get the c2c line to Leigh on Sea, and the shop is a 15 min walk or 5 min taxi - ask for directions to The Elms pub and then we are just across the road.
As always, your humble and curious servant,
@thetaxidermist
James Cranfield, B.Sc. (hons)
Collector and purveyor of the finest quality taxidermy and natural history curiosities

Cranfield's Curiosity Cabinet

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Female ghost moth #entomology

Land's End

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I’ve only ever worked primarily with insects and other inverts so I had to have this cute bee from @targetaus today to add to my home! Little bit sad he only has 4 legs (instead of 6) but hey he’s still cute (may have also bought one for my office at uni 🤫)! 🌿🐝✨ #themillipedehunter #phd #phdstudent #science #biology #zoology #entomology #bee #bees #decor #homedecor #targetaus #plants #indoorplants #houseplants #realhouseplantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #interiorstyling #perthplants #marantaleuconeura #syngoniumbatik #syngonium #macrame #macrameplanthanger


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Stock check of stationary this morning for my Etsy shop 📒 IllustrationsByApril 🛒


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Heteropteryx Dilatata female

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Despertarme tarde, desayunar sin prisas y dibujar bichitos bonitos, este domingo tiene muy buena pinta ✨😎
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Insta friends! A little help?! We've been saving seeds and letting them dry on a little dish outside under shelter. Sitting out enjoying our tea this morning, we noticed a wasp taking some interest in the Borage seeds... We totally weren't expecting it to then pick one up and fly off with it!! We've been watching closely and it's now stolen 8 seeds and counting... Our big question is why?! We've never seen this before! Any ideas what could be happening here? #🐝
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