insects

I guess its my own fault for not putting anything in my kitchen tank. A wild dragonfly nymph has moved in and I think its eaten its siblings and lives of the flys that drown in its tank. #dragonfly #dragonflynymph #insects #aquaticanimals #wildlife #odd #creatures

I actually KISSED this little guy... TWICE! I guess when your hair is flower colored and you smell like cotton candy, butterflies fall in love with you. 馃 馃槡 #monarch #monarchbutterfly #butterfly #butterflykisses #flowergarden #insects #insect #macro #macrophotography #closeup #canonphotography #canonusa #njshooterz #njisbeautiful #southjerseyadventures #southjerseyisbeautiful #insectagram

Wandering the cloud forest of Costa Rica you might just come across this very unique insect. Copiphora rhinoceros, commonly called the Rhinoceros Spearbearer katydid. Found on branches and on the underside of leaves these fierce predators are not picky. Ambushing and attacking various prey, these orthopterans will feed on many other insects including katydids, small reptiles such as lizards and even some amphibians. Though being omnivorous they will also willingly feed on fruits including mango and banana. This species is characterized by its large yellow horn found on the top of their head. Found in both sexes this extremity is believed to be used as a tool to fend off one of their most common predators, bats. Sharp and sturdy this horn could be used to stab an incoming bat as it tries to snatch the katydid. One of the many things that make these katydids very unique. Ultimately, these katydids remain understudied along with most insects. I hope in the near future more research can be done to discover more about these amazing and unknown insects! #copiphora #copiphorarhinoceros #spearbearerkatydid #hornedkatydid #katydid #orthoptera #orthopterans #insect #insects #bug #bugs #entomology #entomologist

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