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This is one pretty beetle!
We found it while walking through the #MainzerSand
Well and guess its name. It's a #Dünensandlaufkäfer or #Cicindelahybrida and belongs to the #Cicindelinae subfamily, which species are known for their speed and aggressive predatory behaviour.

Today is already going to be a good day. After nearly two years of struggling to find even a single specimen, somehow in the last two days I've managed to find two six spotted tiger Beetles. Of note is the fact that Tiger Beetles are the fastest animals on the planet for their size, and if one was as large as a cheetah the beetle would be able to run faster than a sports car! But the real icing on the cake is that one is a male, and one is a female, so I can even manage to house the pair together and possibly hatch some babies! All I need now is a bigger, warmer enclosure for the new couple, and real sand so that they feel comfortable enough to have kids. I hope they like each other and can tolerate this temporary setup for another week until we move!
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#beetle #coleoptera #sixspottedtigerbeetle #awwnverts #tigerbeetle #arthropod #insect #invertebrate #entomology #beetles #arthropods

Mood: noxious clouds and spiky black shoulder pads.

A large Ichneumon Wasp, perhaps Ephialtes manifestator, depositing eggs into some wood via it's long ovipositor. First time I've seen it happening and probably the longest ovipositor I've seen, so cool.
#ichneumonwasp #ichneumon #ichneumonoidea #ichneumonid #ephialtesmanifestator #ephialtes #wasps #waspsofinstagram #ovipositor #insects #insectlovers #insectsofinstagram #insectguru #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #fingerinhoewick #macro #photography #instagood #photooftheday #cool #invertebrates #arthropods #animals #outdoors #essex #egglaying #instagram

Trilobite.
Scientific Name: Trilobita. Extinction Status: Extinct
By far everyone’s favorite fossil, the trilobite were arthropods that lived in marine waters as filter feeders and scavengers (though some were more preditorial). Distant relatives of the trilobites, living today, would include animals like lobsters and spiders. One of the reasons contributing to their popularity is because they are the most common fossil, since they lived everywhere on the planet. Not to mention, there are over 20,000 different species of trilobites. Oh and they shed their exoskeleton as they grew…so most fossils are just a shell.

My card design takes this curious crustacean and displays it as the face of the “shells” suit. This animal also represents the creatures of the sea as described in the Bible on the 5th day of creation.

#playingcards #roam #beasts #livewild #wild #fossil #fossils #trilobite #animals #rareplayingcards #design #logoinspiration #bones #creative #artofplay #libertyuniversity #libertysadamfa
#dananddave #usplayingcardcompany #magic #magician #playingcardart #playingcardcollection #cardart #cardist #theory11 #uspcc #arthropods #archeology

Had a super great time with @likethrice at the @pdxinsectarium Bug Love event!! Got to learn about a lot of cool bugs and their mating habits and even won a super sick scorpion photo!!! (Post of that to come!)

Up close and personal with a spawning pair of creatures whose ancestry line predates the existence of dinosaurs.
#horseshoecrabs #horseshoecrabspawning #livingfossils #arthropods #history #natureisneat #natureisamazing #natureisawesome #mindblown #gatewaynationalrecreationarea

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