Category: biology

“Hewwo” Hymenopus coronatus (Orchid mantis) L4 Nymph looks up at me curiously. #hierodulavenosa #hierodula #redarmedmantis #hierodulagolden #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch
https://www.instagram.com/p/B5rLcEdl19P/?igshid=m3dq3ajjokuc

Hierodula venosa (red armed mantis) L6 nymphs will get an enclosure upgrade this week. #hierodulavenosa #hierodula #redarmedmantis #hierodulagolden #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #theygrowupsofast
https://www.instagram.com/p/B5iX2x1BG66/?igshid=244vd37ch6ti

“Not so common, common green mantis” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) adult female in green morph. #sphrodromantisgastrica #sphrodromantis #africanmantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #insects #bugs #critters #arthropoda #invertebrate #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4-j-nVhFNw/?igshid=19hx4vb3dajrf

“Crème de la crème” Idolomantis diabolica (devil’s flower mantis) L5 nymph. They are growing up so quick. I’m hoping I have both genders in this small batch.
#idolomantisdiabolica #idolo #devilsflowermantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #africa #pets #photography #mantismonarch
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4sdpQaBdWM/?igshid=11ycpmmbxncj4

“Say ahh” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) adult female opens wide for the mantis doctor. #sphrodromantisgastrica #sphrodromantis #africanmantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #insects #arthropoda #invertebrate #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #doctor
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2KZGnWBWb2/?igshid=1jgir6azzffec

“Morta” Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spiny flower mantis) sub-adult male nymph. He has two lovely ladies for him, as long as he doesn’t molt too soon.
#pseudocreobotrawahlbergii #spinyflowermantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #morta #Atropos #fates #mythology
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2AIPiMBdGS/?igshid=1exxxkdo9m7pc

nanonaturalist:

pterygota:

theres some fun stuff going on in the iNatters of tumblr project!

for anyone interested, theres a scavenger hunt up, as well as badges for fulfilling objectives!

for those who dont know, iNatters of tumblr is a project stated by @nanonaturalist​ to encourage people to use iNaturalist. you can see the original post about starting the project here. i have since become a co-admin of the project.

if youre not already a part of it but want to be involved, we welcome you to join! create an account on inaturalist.org and let us (me, @pterygota​ or kuchipatchis on iNat, or @nanonaturalist​ or nanofishology on iNat) know you want to be included so we can add you to the project, because hitting “join” on the project page allows you to watch the project, but not to be included. that has to be done by us manually.

theres much more information you can see by following the link, but if you havent looked, the scavenger hunt will fun for the next two months, and heres the list:

  • An example of camouflage
  • A plant growing out from the water
  • A mushroom
  • A fish
  • A pupa
  • Something fuzzy
  • Something spiky
  • Something having a meal
  • A symbiotic relationship
  • Something growing on or out of a man-made object
  • An animal with more than 8 legs
  • An animal with no legs
  • Something that lives in a shell
  • Something yellow and black
  • Something brown and white
  • Something purple and green
  • Something really common in your area
  • Something not native to your area
  • A bee native to your area
  • Something classified as a threatened species
  • A feather
  • An animal track
  • Mating behavior
  • A plant gall
  • A leaf mine

you can post the scavenger hunt list with links to your corresponding observations for each item on your tumblr blog and/or iNaturalist journal. please note that posting your observations to tumblr may mean giving out personal location information to a larger audience, so use discretion if posting to there. we may make posts featuring observations from the scavenger hunt, but will check with you for permission before doing so.

feel free to shoot a message if you have any questions, and if you are reading this, we would LOVE for you to participate!

Fun Scavenger Hunt is underway!!!

Join us over on iNaturalist to participate, and let me or @pterygota know if you need to be added to the project (the join button just lets you watch it, one of us needs to manually add you!)

You can add the badges to your iNat profile page as you earn them 😀

Have fun!

August 30, 2019

I’m not really participating, but here’s an oak gall wasp, Andricus quercusfoliatus:

Hint: it’s the thing that’s not an acorn, but is where one should be (lower left of the two non-leaf things).

This is on the live oak in my front yard. These are super common, and the wasps are teeny-tiny!

September 2, 2019

“Never forget arm day” Idolomantis diabolica (devil’s flower mantis) L4 nymph looking so ripped.
Sidenote: Seems I had my camera resolution set way low; photos should be much clearer now. #idolomantisdiabolica #idolo #devilsflowermantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch
https://www.instagram.com/p/B14gxMUB69c/?igshid=1d6jdnsl51hzt

pterygota:

theres some fun stuff going on in the iNatters of tumblr project!

for anyone interested, theres a scavenger hunt up, as well as badges for fulfilling objectives!

for those who dont know, iNatters of tumblr is a project stated by @nanonaturalist​ to encourage people to use iNaturalist. you can see the original post about starting the project here. i have since become a co-admin of the project.

if youre not already a part of it but want to be involved, we welcome you to join! create an account on inaturalist.org and let us (me, @pterygota​ or kuchipatchis on iNat, or @nanonaturalist​ or nanofishology on iNat) know you want to be included so we can add you to the project, because hitting “join” on the project page allows you to watch the project, but not to be included. that has to be done by us manually.

theres much more information you can see by following the link, but if you havent looked, the scavenger hunt will fun for the next two months, and heres the list:

  • An example of camouflage
  • A plant growing out from the water
  • A mushroom
  • A fish
  • A pupa
  • Something fuzzy
  • Something spiky
  • Something having a meal
  • A symbiotic relationship
  • Something growing on or out of a man-made object
  • An animal with more than 8 legs
  • An animal with no legs
  • Something that lives in a shell
  • Something yellow and black
  • Something brown and white
  • Something purple and green
  • Something really common in your area
  • Something not native to your area
  • A bee native to your area
  • Something classified as a threatened species
  • A feather
  • An animal track
  • Mating behavior
  • A plant gall
  • A leaf mine

you can post the scavenger hunt list with links to your corresponding observations for each item on your tumblr blog and/or iNaturalist journal. please note that posting your observations to tumblr may mean giving out personal location information to a larger audience, so use discretion if posting to there. we may make posts featuring observations from the scavenger hunt, but will check with you for permission before doing so.

feel free to shoot a message if you have any questions, and if you are reading this, we would LOVE for you to participate!

Fun Scavenger Hunt is underway!!!

Join us over on iNaturalist to participate, and let me or @pterygota know if you need to be added to the project (the join button just lets you watch it, one of us needs to manually add you!)

You can add the badges to your iNat profile page as you earn them 😀

Have fun!

August 30, 2019

“Green as the day he was born” Hierodula venosa (red armed mantis) L4 nymph. #hierodulavenosa #hierodula #redarmedmantis #hierodulagolden #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1mu6EfhR-G/?igshid=y7m24sonr1u0