libutron
psychedelicinsects:

Metallic Green WeevilEurhinus magnificus Gyllenha
This weevil is found in Florida, probably imported through plant trade. It feeds on host plants and are often metallic and vibrant, making them look like small psychedelic elephant bugs. Weevils are part of the Coleoptera family. They’re often found in foods including nuts and seeds, so careful when you’re opening your next bag of flour- there could be some weevils hiding out! (At least they make for a good source of protein)
Photo courtesy of Oscar Antonio Blanco 

It’s always good to do some basic fact checking before reposting, libutron - these beautiful weevils are in the order Coleoptera, they’re in the same family as the rest of the true weevils- Curculionidae. sub family Baridinae.Yes they are likely introduced to Florida from central america through the plant trade, but as such this species is more likely to be found on the vine Cissus verticillata than in cereals.

psychedelicinsects:

Metallic Green Weevil
Eurhinus magnificus Gyllenha

This weevil is found in Florida, probably imported through plant trade. It feeds on host plants and are often metallic and vibrant, making them look like small psychedelic elephant bugs. Weevils are part of the Coleoptera family. They’re often found in foods including nuts and seeds, so careful when you’re opening your next bag of flour- there could be some weevils hiding out! (At least they make for a good source of protein)

Photo courtesy of Oscar Antonio Blanco

It’s always good to do some basic fact checking before reposting, libutron - these beautiful weevils are in the order Coleoptera, they’re in the same family as the rest of the true weevils- Curculionidae. sub family Baridinae.
Yes they are likely introduced to Florida from central america through the plant trade, but as such this species is more likely to be found on the vine Cissus verticillata than in cereals.

happybirthdaytigergirl
This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.
Walt Whitman, from the preface of Leaves of Grass (via fuckyeahyoga)
whatsbelowthesurface

whatsbelowthesurface:

Heniochus acuminatus (Pennant coralfish)
Pulau Sulug, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Kota Kinabalu, 10m

The pennant coralfish is a species of butterflyfish. Also known as the longfin bannerfish, it gets its name from its elongated dorsal fin. They are gentle, social fish and are often found in groups or pairs on the reef.

I came across this pair sharing a tasty snack! H. acuminatus feeds mainly on plankton and will supplement their diet with coral and small invertebrates, so this relatively large jellyfish must have been quite a feast.

Classification
Animalia - Chordata - Actinopterygii - Perciformes - Chaetodontidae - Heniochus - H. acuminatus