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Experts suggest pesticides could be responsible for smaller worker bumblebee | Daily Mail Online

The study, the first to examine the pesticides' impact across the entire lifecycle of bumblebees, tracked the growth of bee colonies over a four month period.

Found in Southeast Asia, the orchid mantis is one of many species of flower mantises. Flower mantises are a group of flower-mimicking praying mantises.

Found in Southeast Asia, the orchid mantis is one of many species of flower mantises. Flower mantises are a group of flower-mimicking praying mantises.

11 Reasons Dragonflies Are Actually Kind Of Terrifying | Playbuzz

Dragonflies are beautiful, weird, and sometimes incredibly scary. Here's why:

Lamprosoma is a neotropical genus of shiny leaf beetles that can transform into a small ball. Meet our next critter in the Little Transformers series.

Lamprosoma is a neotropical genus of shiny leaf beetles that can transform into a small ball. Meet our next critter in the Little Transformers series.

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Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They are therefore valued as predators, since they help control populations of harmful insects. Dragonflies are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Adult dragonflies do not bite or sting humans, though nymphs are capable of delivering a painful (though otherwise harmless) bite.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They are therefore valued as predators, since they help control populations of harmful insects. Dragonflies are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Adult dragonflies do not bite or sting humans, though nymphs are capable of delivering a painful (though otherwise harmless) bite.

[Superfamily: Fulgoroidea] Fiber Optic Planthopper by Ken-ichi, via Flickr

Apparently planthoppers in the family Issidae have these insane tufts emerging from their backsides when they're nymphs. How crazy is that. Update: Andy Hamilton on BugGuide ID'd this as Danepteryx barbarae.

Glass Insects Small Enough to Balance on the Tip of Your Finger by Wesley Fleming | Colossal

Glass sculptor Wesley Fleming creates life-size and anatomically correct sculptures of a variety of bizarre and well-known insects. The colorful creatures are small enough to balance gently on the tip of his finger, like a neon orange spider barely larger than his nail. The artist began working with the medium more than 15 years ago at the MIT Glass Lab and has pushed his technique ever since, learning flameworking, sculpting with borosilicate, and the Italian technique of sculpting soft…

Small Lamphun leaf insect / Wood-Mason’s leaf insect / ตั๊กแตนใบไม้เล็กลำพูน by bug eye :) Thailand, via Flickr

Phyllium westwoodi Wood-Mason, 1875. Phylliidae family contains the extant true leaf insects or walking leaves, which include some of the most remarkable leaf mimics in the entire animal kingdom. They occur from South Asia through Southeast Asia to Australia. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Phasmatodea Superfamily: Phyllioidea Family: Phylliidae Redtenbacher, 1906