nanonaturalist: cool-critters: bowelflies: go…

nanonaturalist:

cool-critters:

bowelflies:

godspeed you tiny emperors

Nature is amazing!!

This is good. Insect wings are amazing–especially beetle wings (because they are SECRETS). Allow me to present:

Tropisternus lateralis (A water scavenger beetle) [link to iNat obs]

Common Eastern Firefly [link to iNat obs]

Seven-spotted Lady Beetle [link to iNat obs], recently emerged from pupa. They have to hold their wings out and unfolded while they dry/harden. The spots don’t darken until later.

Mystery Water Scavenger Beetle [link to iNat obs]

Banded Hickory Borer [link to iNat obs]

Posted July 11, 2018 of Texan Beetle Babes

Yo, the original video is longer with even more friends! I saw it on facebook [link to post]