Nuestra abejas indígenas
Nuestros pueblos originarios conocían y se relacionaban con las abejas sin aguijón.
Los Uwa de la serranía del Cocuy aún hoy ven en estas abejas un modelo de organización con el que se identifican, al igual que ellos las abejas viven en sociedad, construyen casas, practican ceremonias y cantos en épocas de enjambrazón y tienen división del trabajo.
Con este canto ellos recuerdan el origen sacro de estos insectos:
Rukwa sentado, mastica-piensa
Kanwara sube y mastica-piensa
hacen esto tres veces y en la cuarta ocasión mascan Kanoba
mastican tres veces y piensan en las abejas
surgen las hijas de Rukwa y Kanwara
En las noches las angelitas (Tetragonisca angustula) cierran su piquera para evitar la entrada de insectos indeseados.
Ticks can carry disease and are often hard to remove from an animal or body. You can see why in this photo of an Argas monolakensis Tick. The mouth area is jagged and prevents them from being easily dislodged when they are enjoying their blood meal.
Photo credit: NIAID
Swipe ⏪ for the 2018 Insect & Disease Map
Each year CSFS Entomologist, Dr. Dan West, and the US Forest Service conduct an aerial detection survey to map insect and disease activity in Colorado’s forests. Aerial survey data provides a snapshot of landscape level conditions that may be monitored and addressed by forest management staff on the ground. #coforesthealth
Spruce beetle was the most widespread and destructive for pest in 2018 for the seventh consecutive year. How many acres of spruce forest has spruce beetle impacted since 2000? ⬇️ comment your guess below!
An elusive insect, this leaf mimicking mantis easily remains hidden from the untrained eye. From the genus Acanthopidae., native to South and Central America many of the species within this genus sport a very convincing mimic as a dead, hanging leaf. Effectively remaining unnoticed from possible passing predators. Being at the bottom of the food chain in the dangerous environment of tropical rainforests, Acanthops do an excellent job to remain hidden. In the pictures above you can see a beautiful adult female showing off her brightly colored abdomen, used to ward of predators if their camouflage is revealed. The second picture shows the resting position, mimicking a hanging leaf as mentioned previously. I hope to continue keeping this cryptic genus of mantids and one day have he opportunity to see them in the wild. #mantodea#mantis#mantises#prayingmantis#acanthops#acanthopidae#entomology#entomologist#insect#bugs#bug#invertebrate#southamerica#centralamerica
I’ll bet you’ve never seen a video of these! Very small things are all around us all the time, even in cities, living out their lives as they always have. These are only easily found at night when they emerge to feed on mosses and liverworts, and only in the coldest months of the year. There is no season where you can’t find nature thriving if you brave the elements yourself.
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With a rounded, wedge shaped body and tucked in head, tumbling flower beetles are in perfect shape and position to execute a dramatic drop to the ground if disturbed. These little acrobats are often seen inside flowers, covered in pollen. This specimen was collected in Silver Lake. 📸 by Lisa Gonzalez. #entomology#beetles#insects#pollinators#urbannature
Rainy days usually make me want to get cozy and watch my "stories", but sometimes they make me want to throw on a rain jacket and go out looking for some furry lil' Pleocoma beetles!
Also known as rain beetles, males of this genus can be seen flying around rather clumsily during fall or winter rain showers in search of females. The females are hidden below the soil surface, but hikers can detect their burrows by looking for small mounds of pulverized soil (like a gopher hole entrance, but smaller!). Although their fuzzy undersides make them look very cozy and warm, their hair is likely less for heat and more to protect them when they are digging. I've never seen the males flying, but I do know that there is a population living on Mt. Tam!
Also, pleeze consider this my first @round.animals submission. :D #pleocoma#beetle#scarabaeidae#local#california#californiaacademyofsciences#entomology#bayarea#mttamalpais#winterrain#fuzzy#roundanimals#roundbug
The Eastern Hercules Beetle and larvae. Audio explains more.
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🦋 So very close to this being done! Only took me 15 months 👀😂 Going to include a list of all the moth species too when it's completed 🖤 about five more to go 😻🕸
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Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the Cretaceous period, about 140 million years ago, and diversified after the rise of flowering plants 🐜🐜🐜 .
Las hormigas son insectos eusociales de la familia Formicidae y evolucionaron a partir de ancestros similares a las avispas en el período Cretácico, hace aproximadamente 140 millones de años, y se diversificaron después del surgimiento de la plantas con flores. 🐜🐜🐜
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Just hatched leaf insect nymph (Phyllium sp.) see second picture for its slight older sibling 🍃 🍃 🍃