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Marine biology at gas platform

In this Dutch 14 February 2016 video, marine biologist Joop Coolen investigates marine life at a gas platform in the North Sea with an airlift sampler. 64 mots de plus

Biology

3-24-17 Blue Morpho from Ron's Rainforest Butterfly Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)

Genus/species: Morpho peleides

Top-side (dorsal)

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Among the largest butterflies in the world, wing span from five to eight inches. 339 mots de plus

INVERTEBRATES

Ancient crustacean fossil named after David Attenborough

This 21 March 2017 video from England is called Cascolus ravitis, a 430 Million-Year-Old ‘Exceptionally Preserved’ Fossil.

From the University of Leicester in England: 640 mots de plus

Biology

Of ants and ant lions

by Patrick Kavanagh

I well remember the experience of revelation when the copy of « The How and Why Wonder Book of Insects » that I’d received as a hand-me-down explained the mysterious little cones, perfectly formed with grainy sides, in the dirt around our yard and in the bush. 310 mots de plus

Invertebrates

3-22-17 Great Mormon Swallowtail from Ron's Rainforest Butterfly Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
Family: Papilionidae (Swallowtail butterflies)

Genus/species: Papilio memnon

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: P.memon has four male and many female forms, Male Great Mormons never have tails, while females may or may not. 128 mots de plus

INVERTEBRATES

Surrey365; Day 6. Raggedy-waggedy wings.

Today looked gorgeous from indoors; bright blue sky and spring sunshine. Outside it was distinctly chilly, however, with a very brisk, cold wind. I was quite surprised, then, to see this butterfly fluttering about in the garden. 83 mots de plus

Spring