Turquoise-Tinted Tarantula Discovered in Sri Lanka.

  Females of the species boast blue-hued legs, as well as an iridescent sheen on their outer shell and abdomen (Ranil Nanayakkara) by Meilan Solly, smithsonian.com Most members of the Chilobrachys spider genus have muted brown, black or grey coloring. But Chilobrachys jonitriantisvansicklei—a newly described tarantula native to Sri Lanka—defies this trend. As a trio […]

Dragonflies in my Backyard..

Article and Photos by Tiplea Remus This is the series of cute dragonflies I found in my backyard. I have been photographing them for several years. I know them by heart – their favorite places to be, what they like and how they fly. To capture the beauty and sweetness of these insects I used […]

Monarch Butterflies travel by the Sun and Compass.

When monarch butterflies wing their way south to central Mexico each fall, they use the sun to ensure that they stay on course. But how they head in the right direction on cloudy days has been a mystery—until now. It turns out they use Earth’s magnetic field as a kind of backup navigational system. It’s […]

This Giant Weta Loves Carrots.

The Giant Weta, photo by Mark Moffett/Corbis You know that scene in the newish King Kong where those folks get eaten alive in a pit of giant insects? It’s a damn character assassination, through and through. The huge cricket-like bugs among them are based on the giant weta, the heaviest reliably reported insect on Earth, […]

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy.

by Christopher Jobson. Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals From heaps of scrap metal, old bike chains, and silverware, sculptor Igor Verniy creates birds, butterflies, and other unusual creations. Many of his steampunk and cyberpunk sculptures are made to be fully articulated, with dozens of moving or adjustable parts […]

The Egyptian Giant Wind Scorpion.

Despite some media reports, these arachnids are not half the size of a full-grown man. They are big though, reaching about 6 six inches (15 centimeters) in length. Photograph by Michael & Patricia Fogden/Corbis Camel spiders became an Internet sensation during the Iraq war of 2003, when rumours of their bloodthirsty nature began to circulate […]

The Remarkable Dragonfly.

The sight of a dragonfly is one of the more remarkable that nature has to offer. The Ark In Space, with the help of some astounding macrophotography, takes a look at the life cycle of the dragonfly as well as its remarkable and unusual physiology. Image Credit: Photograph by MrClean1982 via Dragonfly Delight – Amazing […]

Where are all the Christmas beetles?

Do you remember when hordes of large, brightly coloured scarab beetles used to descend on Aussie summertime gatherings like mobile festive decorations? by John Pickrell Image credit: Stuart_Cox/Shutterstock Christmas beetles were said to be so numerous 100 years ago in the Sydney region that they could be found floating in the harbour in huge numbers […]

Stunning Photo of a Cardinal Butterfly.

A magnificent photograph of a cardinal butterfly near Lake Van in the Gevas district of Van in Turkey. Image Credit: Photograph by Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Source: The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

Why do Fly Swatters have Holes?

If you try hitting a horrible fly with something like a swatter without the tiny holes, air doesn’t pass through it, so the fly can feel the air current changing and can fly out of the way. Pictured: Louie the Fly became a bit of media star when television came to Australia in the late […]