The Man-faced Stink Bug (Catacanthus incarnatus)
by Bec Crew
This is C. incarnatus, otherwise known as the Man-Faced Stink Bug. Discovered in 1778 by British entomologist, Dru Drury, the species hails from Southeast Asia and India, where it congregates in dense groups of several hundred on fruit trees and flowering flame trees.
Man-Faced Stink Bugs can come in several colours, such as red, yellow, orange and cream, and it’s thought that these mostly bold colours exist to warn predators that the bug is either poisonous or at least tastes horrible. The bizarre face pattern could also function as a defence mechanism, with the pseudo-eyespots drawing attention away from the vulnerable head area…
(read more: Scientific American)
photos: Shutterstock; P. S. Bhat and Srikumar. K. K
Scorpionfly (Panorpa communis)
Panorpa communis, the common scorpionfly, is a species of scorpionfly native to Western Europe.
The common scorpionfly has a black and yellow body, with a reddish head and tail. The male has a pair of claspers at the end of its tail (for holding the female during mating), giving it a scorpion-like appearance, although it is not a stinger.
Although fully winged, the adults rarely fly very far and spend much of their time crawling on vegetation in damp, shaded places near water and along hedgerows.
youre gonna look so godamn cool
touching yourself after a long vacation
This made me cry so much. Louis is obviously taken by what the lady said about her daughter - I can’t even imagine how he felt. It’s almost like he doesn’t have any words to say to her after that. He cares so much and I hate it when people say he’s the worst member of the band - he truly gives me hope and inspiration.
yall are more concerned with fuckboy louis crying over seeing poverty than the grandmother who has a dying daughter and has to raise her granddaughter in a poverty stricken place this is literally insane
anime of the year 2014. calling it.
this is fucking bullshit. they could have called this “loli pop” and they fucking didn’t. they had an anime where they turned a guy’s dad in to a little girl and they didn’t fucking call it “loli pop” this is so fucking stupid god dammit
If this anime doesn’t soley consist of a 10 year old girl making an unending string of dad-jokes I will be sorely disappointed.
Just took the “Do you know more about science and technology than the average American?” quiz: http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/science-knowledge/
Take part in it yourself, then pay it forward :)
Really interesting quiz! I wish I could say I got them all correct, but 12/13 is still acceptable, right?!
I only missed the atmosphere question, but I was torn between two! Damn.
13/13 heck yes
Judging by the age data, it looks like people learn this stuff in school, then forget it when they get older. Glad I have a scientist girlfriend to keep me sharp :)
12/13, I missed the fracking question. I knew that I should have gone with natural gas.
13/13! I actually basically have this quiz memorized because I was going to use the stats for a final project in high school.