The Cave Nettles of China


The link below is to an article that looks at a plant that grows and flowers in caves in China – the Cave Nettle.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0107-hatheway-pilea-cavernicola.html

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The Brazilian treehopper is the creepiest, raddest insect you will ever see


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The thing that you are looking at is a Brazilian treehopper. More specifically, a model of a Brazilian treehopper, the Bocydium globulare. Yeah, this particular picture is just a sculpture, but trust: This bug is real. The blog Why Evolution is True puts it best: “If Dali invented insects, they’d look like these.”

Why Evolution Is True also answers the question that you are thinking right now:

“What the bloody hell is all that ornamentation on the thorax?”

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