malformalady:

The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts  with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.
Photo credit: Greg Grall/National Aquarium

malformalady:

The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts  with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.

Photo credit: Greg Grall/National Aquarium

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libutron:

Handsome Fungus Beetle - Stenotarsus pardalis
No joking, this beetle is really known by the common name of Handsome Fungus Beetle, because it is indeed handsome. Its scientific name is Stenotarsus pardalis (Coleoptera - Endomychidae) and is native to Singapore.
Endomychidae beetles are a moderately speciose family of mycophagous beetles. The vast majority of taxa feed on the fruiting bodies of basidiomycete fungi, although there are representatives who specialize on softer agarics, molds, spores, and even several taxa which have been found to be facultatively phytophagous or predaceous. 
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©opzjon | Locality: Singapore (2014)

libutron:

Handsome Fungus Beetle - Stenotarsus pardalis

No joking, this beetle is really known by the common name of Handsome Fungus Beetle, because it is indeed handsome. Its scientific name is Stenotarsus pardalis (Coleoptera - Endomychidae) and is native to Singapore.

Endomychidae beetles are a moderately speciose family of mycophagous beetles. The vast majority of taxa feed on the fruiting bodies of basidiomycete fungi, although there are representatives who specialize on softer agarics, molds, spores, and even several taxa which have been found to be facultatively phytophagous or predaceous. 

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©opzjon | Locality: Singapore (2014)

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kaible:

marras6:

sixpenceee:

SHREW CENTIPEDE

A mama shrew and her babies. The mammalian society says “Young shrews are occasionally observed following their mother in a ‘caravan’. Each shrew grasps the base of the tail of the preceding shrew so that the mother runs along with a line of young trailing behind. This behavior is often associated with disturbance of the nest and may also be used to encourage the young to explore their environment.”

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*squints* what kinda messed up bug is this— OH!! WOW!!

nyoooooom

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