Ever since the BugLady started her “Bugs in the News” sub-series, alert BugFans have been sending links to articles they’ve come across. Thanks, BugFans! Alas, to view a few of these, you have to wade through some ad content.
In Nature, the color blue can be a bit problematic – it tends to be produced by “nanophysics” rather than by pigments. Check out this article for an explanation of that.
And another example of the impossibly intricate lives of ants. (The BugLady has no idea what’s going on in the ant photos she attached – ants were crawling on a recently-fallen tree that they apparently occupied part of.)
And Bombardier Beetles, owners of the ultimate predator repellent, amaze us again (there’s an ad first, and a bit of clicking required). The BugLady is no herpetologist, but let’s call a toad, a toad.
And, if you’re interested in other things with wings, try this (after yet another ad), mostly in the daylight. (You may have to hit refresh).
All together now – Ain’t Nature Grand!