Bladder Cicada (Cystosoma saundersii)
…an unusual species of large cicada (Cicadidae) that is native to northeastern New South Wales and southeastern Queensland, Australia. Like other members of Cystosoma male C. saundersii are noted for their enlarged abdomens. These ‘enlarged abdomens’ are mostly hollow and are used as a resonating chamber to amplify their calls. Interestingly unlike other cicadas C. saundersii is nocturnal and will call only at dusk.
Images: ©Brisbane Insects
For the first time, scientists have shown that deep-sea fishes that use bioluminescence for communication are diversifying into different species faster than other glowing fishes that use light for camouflage.
Automeris umbrosa is a large South American moth (Saturniidae). Males reach 57-65mm in wingspan, and females 68-79mm. This moth are reliably distinguished from other species in the genus by the clearly paler medial area on the forewing [source].
Jellies by rvunnam A macro shot of jellies in a display at Shedd aquarium, Chicago.
Day-flying Moth (Soritia sp., Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae), female
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
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Variation of the fly agaric, amanita muscaria var. guessowii