August 29, 2014

Yudy Sauw

Macro photographs of insects eyes

Wiki on Ommatidia

Pro tip: Many insect-pollinated flowers contain ultraviolet pigments that only their pollinating insects (and perhaps birds) can see. Many flowers are more strikingly coloured in the UV than in the visible spectrum. Furthermore, markings, visible only in the UV, act as taxi markers to guide the landed insects to the pollen and nectar food rewards. via

March 16, 2014

19th Century German Cromolitographs

November 5, 2013
sinobug:

Arctiid Moth (Cyana bellissima, Lithosiini, Arctiinae, Erebidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..

sinobug:

Arctiid Moth (Cyana bellissima, Lithosiini, Arctiinae, Erebidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..

(via dendroica)

May 22, 2013

Flughumor by Magnus Muhr, 2009 

(Source: frenchtwist)

September 24, 2011
biomedicalephemera:

Tropical Lepidoptera
Brehms Tierleben, Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs. Dr. Otto zur Straffen, 1915

biomedicalephemera:

Tropical Lepidoptera

Brehms Tierleben, Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs. Dr. Otto zur Straffen, 1915

(via trixietreats)

January 17, 2011
Stephanie Hendersen, Non Omnis Moriar

Stephanie Hendersen, Non Omnis Moriar

January 9, 2011
Tenebrionidae, Death Feining Beetle (Nr. 2), 1996 by Christopher Williams

Tenebrionidae, Death Feining Beetle (Nr. 2), 1996 by Christopher Williams

January 7, 2011
The Decoy, 1948 by Edith Rimmington

The Decoy, 1948 by Edith Rimmington

January 3, 2011
Dmitry Ligay

Dmitry Ligay

January 2, 2011
The British miscellany : or coloured figures of new rare, or little known animal subjects; many not before ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles; and chiefly in the possession of the author.
Melitta nigro-ænea. 
Sowerby, James, 1757-1822 — Author 
Engravings — Hand-colored

The British miscellany : or coloured figures of new rare, or little known animal subjects; many not before ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles; and chiefly in the possession of the author.

Melitta nigro-ænea.

Sowerby, James, 1757-1822 — Author

Engravings — Hand-colored