thekidshouldseethis: See the incredible process of ladybugs unfolding their wings out from under their spotted Elytra (the colorful shell/hard case wings), recorded in slow motion by Rainer Bergomaz of PCO Imaging. Watch the entire video.
I took this photo at the Montreal Insectarium, and the whole reason for liking this beetle was the parts near the eyes that look like mega thick eye-lashes. Not many people would find a beetle pretty, but I think this one just looks so flirtatious!
Hard-working ants lift huge chili peppers over their heads as they march along on their hind legs toward their nest. The scene was captured by keen photographer Yahya Taufikurrahman, at his home in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.