Lepidoptera and friends.

♥ MOTH MONARCH
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scotterenaissance:

I can’t figure out what these hellish bees are, but they’re as long as my thumb, the swarm nests in the front lawn, and all last year they would capture and drag live cicadas twice their size into the ground for feasting. I don’t know what they’re eating this year, but for the sake of all babies and cats that visit the area I hope they aren’t hungry.

That’s a cicada killer wasp! They look pretty scary but aren’t aggressive toward people unless you purposefully aggravate them. They can be very nosy, though, and may buzz around and investigate you!

scotterenaissance:

I can’t figure out what these hellish bees are, but they’re as long as my thumb, the swarm nests in the front lawn, and all last year they would capture and drag live cicadas twice their size into the ground for feasting. I don’t know what they’re eating this year, but for the sake of all babies and cats that visit the area I hope they aren’t hungry.

That’s a cicada killer wasp! They look pretty scary but aren’t aggressive toward people unless you purposefully aggravate them. They can be very nosy, though, and may buzz around and investigate you!

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elrondxrn:

dirky-dirky-heart:

evil-fallen-angel:

mundi-mage:

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

biomorphosis:

This is not a tasty gummy sweet but a Jewel Caterpillar found in Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like, gellatinous tubercles that provides protection from its predator like ants until they metamorphosise into winged moths.

HAVE YOU SEEN IT GROWN UP THOUGH

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literal pokemon

have you seen the cocoon it makes though? image

it’s so pretty as a baby, it looks like an actual gem. then suddenly it pupates into a net thing and when it comes out it looks like the fucking Lorax 

dude

something I think mothmonarch would appreciate!

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christina21700:

#clearwingedhummingbirdmoth I filmed this humming moth today on a pink lily.

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Carving Space

egoroffie:

elrondxrn:

I’ve been struggling lately with how I should define my sexuality.

For the longest time it hasn’t been an issue; I don’t date, I don’t have a sexual partner, and I don’t really want either. (I’m not averse to the idea, it’s just I’ve had Other Things going on that don’t leave time for pursuing romantic interests.)

Point is, I’ve been drifting behind the boat of Assumed Heterosexuality pretty much all my life.

But the older I get, and the more I examine myself, the more I realize that this will not do. Because, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that I’m not straight.

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First: Come here.

Second: As someone who occasionally wishes he could opt out of sexuality entirely and go back to not being bothered with any of those feelings at all, mightn’t asexual be appropriate for this hypothetical default orientation? mothmonarch? Asexuals of the internet? Your thoughts?

Third: what dipshit hears “pansexual” and thinks “Sexually attracted to kitchenware?” Like, with prefixes like “hetro,” “homo,” “bi,” “demi,” and “a,” how the fuck do you do that? What’s next? People thinking “bisexual” means “attracted to bicycles?” Gawd.

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The best option is not to assume anything of a person of unknown orientation. Asexuality is generally defined as not being sexually attracted to anyone (male/female/non-binary or other), which might sound like a good “default” on paper, but I’m not so sure it would hold up in practice. Even among asexuals there is a lot of variation - some still perform sexual acts (by themselves, with others, or both), others are repulsed or entirely disinterested. Some experience romantic feelings (as distinct from sexual attraction) while others don’t. Honestly, the most respectful and least complicated “default” would be something like Undeclared. That would have a lot of interesting effects on how sexuality is discussed and thought about and the nature of “coming out,” but that’s another post for a less moth-centric blog.

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