birdandmoon:

Here are some valentines for the biology nerds. Love to y’all!

ecdysozoa:

scienceyoucanlove:

geneticist:

Fantastically nerdy Valentines Day cards made by David Friedman over at Ironic Sans

Happy early Valentines Day to all my followers!

too bad I’m single, or else I would give one of these out! 

I totally dig that Darwin one!

nemertea:

Yes, Australia, you are the best at insects. Now stop showing off.

doodleofboredom:

Oh, Valentine. 

(via fuckyeahinsects)

insectlove:

headlikeanorange: A dung beetle in the Sahara Desert. (Africa - BBC)

aaaaaaaAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

insectlove:

headlikeanorangeA dung beetle in the Sahara Desert. (Africa - BBC)

aaaaaaaAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Spider sex - Eris militaris  on Flickr.Jumping spider sex.
Well.
That’s just awkward.

Spider sex - Eris militaris on Flickr.

Jumping spider sex.

Well.

That’s just awkward.

Green Lynx Spider, Peucetia viridans [Explored] on Flickr.
Lamprodila mirifica (Mulsant, 1855) ♀ by Nikola Rahme on Flickr.SHINY
ex0skeletal:

(via 500px / Photo “Soldier fly” by Javier Torrent)

Ask a bunch of entomologists to “Describe entomology in one word”, and this is what you get <3 <3 <3

sun-stones:

Astra African Daisy,50mm macro by jeff-e on Flickr.

Because you need some purple in your day. 

sun-stones:

Astra African Daisy,50mm macro by jeff-e on Flickr.

Because you need some purple in your day. 

(via naturesdoorways)

insectlove:

Owlfly larva. Photo credit: jeans_Photos / Foter.com / CC BY-NC

Bitey. VERY bitey.
It wins all the prizes for mandibular awesomeness.

insectlove:

Owlfly larva. Photo credit: jeans_Photos / Foter.com / CC BY-NC

Bitey. VERY bitey.

It wins all the prizes for mandibular awesomeness.

My latest dissection video is live!  This time I’m looking at the external and internal anatomy of a sea lamprey, a parasitic jawless fish.  

Enjoy!

Lamprey (by MacOrganisms2)

A STUNNING darkling beetle (Hegemona), photographed by Alex Wild.  Learn more about this beauty on his blog, here. 

A STUNNING darkling beetle (Hegemona), photographed by Alex Wild.  Learn more about this beauty on his blog, here

scienceyoucanlove:

astronomy-to-zoology:

Comet moth (Argema mitteri)

Also known as the Madagascan moon moth, the Comet moth is a large species of moth native to Madagascar. The male comet moth can grow fairly large with an impressive 20 centimeter wingspan. These moths are usually found in wet and rainy rainforests this presents a problem for the moth’s pupating young as too much water could drown them in their cocoon. To prevent drowning, the moths cocoon is full of small holes that water can drain out of. However most of the moths life is spent as a pupa and the adult cannot feed and only lives for 5 days in-order to reproduce.

Phylogeny

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Image Sources 1,2

I’m horrible with guys and life, here’s a moth

What a beauty