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Hebomoia glaucippe butterfly wings contain sea snail venom 17.10.2012 17:51 Lev Bely

Austrian researchers found out that wings of the Great Orange Tip (@@Hebomoia glaucippe@@), an Asian butterfly of the Pieridae family, contain venom. It appears that its white wings beautifully designed with contrast red-orange are not meant only ...

06.12.2018 15:38 ok ok, Hebomoia glaucippe butterfly wings contain sea snail venom

Winged Messiah: woman saw Jesus on a saturniid moth's back 23.09.2014 17:48 Lev Bely

Yvonne Esquilin saw Jesus image on @@Eacles imperialis@@'s back. The moth was resting on Yvonne's home in Georgetown, Texas, where she found it last week. “At first it looked like Jesus,” said Esquilin. “And I still think it looks ...

26.03.2017 10:50 Ryan Brookes, Winged Messiah: woman saw Jesus on a saturniid moth's back

Holy crap! Diagnosis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apophenia

Butterflies and music: The Verve, Catching The Butterfly 21.10.2012 12:14 Lev Bely

In 1997 an English alternative rock band The Verve released their best album “Urban Hymns” noted for the legendary song Bitter Sweet Symphony that became a worldwide hit and one of the greatest rock songs of all time. Another piece from this ...

29.12.2016 7:32 Ryan Brookes, Butterflies and music: The Verve, Catching The Butterfly

The whole album is great! I must have played it a thousand times over.

Tuta absoluta moth caused heavy loss in tomato crops in Yemen 23.04.2013 23:23 Lev Bely

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation said that it has been unable to wipe out the @@Tuta absoluta@@ moth that was discovered late last year. As reported, the moth destroyed 90% of tomato crops in Yemen bringing losses about $350 ...

27.08.2016 9:41 Evgeny Komarov, Tuta absoluta moth caused heavy loss in tomato crops in Yemen

Петр! В огородных магазинах еще и не ...

Не в дружбу, а в службу — бабочкам Перу 16.07.2016 0:57 Lev Bely

Не имей сто друзей, а имей… сто муравьёв поблизости, так рассудили перуанские шашечницы-хитрюги, обманывающие местных муравьёв. Как ...

16.07.2016 0:57 Lev Bely, Не в дружбу, а в службу — бабочкам Перу

Не имей сто друзей, а имей… сто ...

Вдруг из подворотни — страшный, рыжий и усатый 16.07.2016 0:53 Lev Bely

Тем временем, в Нижнем Новгороде вспоминают Корнея Чуковского: жители Ленинского района жалуются на расплодившихся в округе ...

16.07.2016 0:53 Lev Bely, Вдруг из подворотни — страшный, рыжий и усатый

Тем временем, в Нижнем Новгороде ...

Бабочки атаковали финал Евро-2016 14.07.2016 1:34 Lev Bely

Прошедший во французском городе Сен-Дени финал Евро-2016 был отмечен не только долгим отсутствием первенства и первого гола, которого с ...

14.07.2016 12:02 Vasiliy Feoktistov, Бабочки атаковали финал Евро-2016

Не предположительно, а совки и есть )) На ...

Тюменский квест «Найди бабочку» 14.07.2016 1:27 Lev Bely

В Тюмени, где сейчас страдают от массового нашествия шелкопряда, завершается городской квест «Найди бабочку». Задача — сделать как ...

14.07.2016 1:27 Lev Bely, Тюменский квест «Найди бабочку»

В Тюмени, где сейчас страдают от ...

Тадж-Махал страдает от насекомых 14.07.2016 1:20 Lev Bely

Знаменитый на весь мир мавзолей Тадж-Махал страдает от насекомых, оставляющих экскременты на мраморных стенах мечети. Хирономиды ...

14.07.2016 1:20 Lev Bely, Тадж-Махал страдает от насекомых

Знаменитый на весь мир мавзолей ...

Flying moth found inside a sealed bag of spinach 10.04.2013 22:21 Lev Bely

Stuart Curtis, 38-year-old father of three children of Carlisle, UK, was very surprised to find a live moth flying inside a sealed bag of spinach. “I went into Sainsbury’s on Tuesday to stock up after the bank holiday,” Curtis told the ...

11.05.2016 21:22 Evgeny Komarov, Flying moth found inside a sealed bag of spinach

All very simple - do not notice in the sample of the cocoon (chrysalis), ...

Reintroducing of the threatened Bay checkerspot butterfly to Edgewood Park, Northern California 08.02.2012 23:19 Lev Bely

To meet the declining Californian butterfly @@Euphydryas editha bayensis@@, or rather its pupa, you should put yourself to Edgewood Park natural preserve in Northern California, turn your back to the sun and peer at the ground under your shadow. ...

29.04.2016 13:57 Peter Khramov, Reintroducing of the threatened Bay checkerspot butterfly to Edgewood Park, Northern California

Thank you for the tip-off, we will check.

“Butterfly” in 300 world languages and dialects 06.03.2012 18:29 Lev Bely

How to say “butterfly” in !Xu bushman language or in Indian telugu? Easy. Just remember that Sorbian-Lower “mjatel” turns into “mjetel” when it's Sorbian-Upper, Cheyenne “hevavahkema” sounds quite different from Cornish tykki-Dyw, ...

06.03.2016 0:26 Peter Khramov, “Butterfly” in 300 world languages and dialects

People almost every day on this article walks (upon request). And the more ...

Butterfly perched on the flautist's nose during international flute competition 29.09.2014 21:04 Lev Bely

Japanese flautist Youkie Ota of the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Denmark, was honoured with a... butterfly that perched right upon the flautist's nose during an international flute competition. Pierre Sancan genuine fan? The butterfly fluttered ...

29.09.2014 22:00 Vasiliy Feoktistov, Butterfly perched on the flautist's nose during international flute competition

Papilionidae do differ :))) Say, Attacus atlas.........

Moth stuck in man's ear for two days, BBC 15.09.2014 23:27 Lev Bely

The hero of the day stayed for 48 hours in the ear of a 43-year-old Brit from Aylesbury, UK. Now it “oscares” on a bookshelf at the poor man's home. As BBC reports, Robert Fielding inadvertently pushed the moth deep into his ear canal ...

17.09.2014 20:47 Vasiliy Feoktistov, Moth stuck in man's ear for two days, BBC

Yeah, almost 6 cm. In scope :)

Cydalima moth destroys the Yew-and-Boxwood Tree Grove in Sochi, Russia 08.09.2014 15:15 Lev Bely

The unique Yew-and-Boxwood Tree Grove in Sochi, Russia, is having a bad time as nearly all local boxwood trees (Buxus colchica) were destroyed by @@Cydalima perspectalis@@ larvae which feed on boxwood tree leaves. The moth was supposedly brought ...

09.09.2014 0:57 Vasiliy Feoktistov, Cydalima moth destroys the Yew-and-Boxwood Tree Grove in Sochi, Russia

Sorry for off-top, I'm still mainly Coleoptera man :) Insects happen to ...

Male secrets: coremata, penis, phalloblaster and... alcohol 10.01.2014 16:21 Lev Bely

This pic caused a great interest: excuse me, what is this? This terrific infernal thing outthrusting of a poor moth? Not the first come to mind. This is called coremata (Greek) which is originally means “feather duster”, an eversible scent ...

01.06.2014 11:42 kirsanova Evgenia,