Entomology (from Greek ἔντομος, entomos, "that which is cut in pieces or engraved/segmented", hence "insect"; and -λογία, -logia) is the scientific study of insects, a branch of arthropodology.
Though technically incorrect, the definition is sometimes widened to include the study of terrestrial animals in other arthropod groups or other phyla, such as arachnids, myriapods, earthworms, land snails, and slugs.
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Net-Winged Beetle (Lycidae)
Beetles of this family are elongated and usually found on flowers or stems. The adults of some species are nectarivores while some may have short-lived adult lives during which they may not feed at all. The head is triangular and the antennae are long, thick, and serrate. Many of them are brightly colored, usually reddish, as a warning to potential predators of their inherent toxicity.
The predaceous larvae grow under bark or in leaf litter.
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..
Dictionnaire universel d’histoire naturelle :.
Paris :Chez les editeurs MM. Renard, Martinet et cie, rue et Hotel Mignon, 2 (quartier de l’École-de-Médecine) ; et chez Langlois et Leclercq, rue de la Harpe, 81 ; Victor Masson, Place de l’Ecole-de-Médecin1847-1849.
Two carpenter ants. Not exactly sure what they were doing, but I think one was harvesting plant sap/nectar and handing it off to the other to bring back to the colony.
An old friend is trying to raise some money on gofundme for a needed eye surgery, his 8th surgery in 5 years attempting to regain sight in his right eye.
In 2007 while at a party a fight broke out. A bottle was thrown and it missed the intended target and hit Derek in the right side of his face, shattering on impact. The glass shards caused lacerations to his orbital globe in 3 places, leaving him blind in that eye.
He has been through 7 surgeries so far; lens, retina (twice), cataract, laser(twice) and cornea transplant. The next scheduled surgery is for his oculomotor nerve.
Throughout this entire ordeal his sense of humor and easy spirit have not faltered. Despite losing his job more than once due to the missed medical time, the high cost of the medical bills he has paid and the mental anguish of losing part of his site and the repeated stress to his body.
If any of my followers can financially swing it, he could really use the donations.
The photographer makes friends with an adorable Florida Blue Centipede (Hemiscolopendra marginata)… I don’t recommend this.