Saturday, January 17, 2009

Not WoW related in the slightest

But the Angry Butterfly would like to show you some Nature's marvels:


Glasswings! The Greta oto is native to Central American rainforests, and is without a doubt a species that is well on the way to evolving the ultimate camouflage. Like Monarchs, this species' host plant is toxic, making them distasteful to birds - interesting considering they already have a decent means of defense. Their evolutionary history would be fascinating to discover.

(Picture sent to me by a guildee who knows of my obsessions with winged jewels, so I suppose it is a little WoW-related!)

8 comments:

Pike said...

That's so cool, I love things like that... I work in a pet store and I think my favorite fish that we carry are Ghost Castfish and Glass Fish, you can see right through to their skeletons and it's really neat.

Neggles said...

I worked in the pet department of Wal-Mart for two years (please don't flame me, it was a high school job!).

I LOVED my fish - tank maintenance was priority one for me - and I did a lot of research on freshwater aquarium fish, so that I could educate the customers how to take care of my fish. Even though I haven't worked with aquariums in years, I still have dreams about dealing with fish in row after row of tanks (including one last night!)

One of the things my boy and I have in common is our shared love of aquariums - we plan on having so many in our house. We last fish we bought together was a Glass Fish, though he currently hides underneath the little bridge or behind the plants, as all the tetras and what not are considerably larger than him. My personal favorite: Talking Catfish. That thing is my BABY.

Kordwar said...

purdy

Pike said...

Always nice to see fellow aquarium geeks =P Even though I only have a very small tank at present, I can talk one's ear off about over a hundred species of freshwater fish; their care and quirks, etc... and I'm proud of it! =P

slowwolf said...

I have a friend who is obsessed with fish. His internet moniker is always something to do with them, and his first one was supposed to be SirFishingKills (but he mistyped it, and it says SirFishingKill instead).

Those butterflies are really pretty! There's a frog like that called, go figure, a glass frog. You can't see through the top very well, but you can see through his belly.

Plus, it's adorable and small...

stupidm said...

Wow, that's really cool.

We have a variety of flitty things here and those are quite nice.

Maevet said...

made me think of this from my da account

Neggles said...

Diptera mating? Dirty mind, Mae!