Fighting fish have been bred for over 120 years to achieve the beautiful variations we see today.
An epitome of the natural history of the insects of India :.
London,Printed for the author by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street; and sold by Messrs, Rivingtons, Str. Paul’s Church Yard; White, Fleet Street, Faulder, Bond Street; and H. D. Symonds, Patersonter Row,1800..
though usually hidden to the human eye, naturally occurring marine biofluorescence can be seen under certain wavelengths of light (like ultraviolet) which causes the cells of the organisms seen here to absorb the light — and some of the photon’s energy — and then emit back a now less energetic light with a longer wavelength and thus a different colour.
biofluorescence is not be confused with bioluminescence (see posts), which is a chemical reaction endemic to an organisms that causes them to glow.
Some sort of polypore fungi starting off.
Bracken Lane track, near Fern Tree, Tasmania.
Herald, Scoliopteryx libatrix.
Lychee Shield Bug (Chrysocoris stolli, Scutelleridae)
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..