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The Atala, a butterfly once considered extinct
Eumaeus a tala (Lycaenidae) was once considered extinct but a few small colonies are now known to exist as residents of North America only in the most southern part of Florida. It ranges to the Bahamas, where there are larger colonies, Cuba and the Isle of Pines.Habitats are subtropical brushy areas and hammocks, mostly in pinelands.
Host plants are restricted to a small number of shrubby, fernlike and poisonous Zambia species (Cycadacae). Eggs are laid on the host plant in clutches with usually a dozen, but up to 50 eggs per clutch.
The atala is a great example of aposematic (warning) coloration throughout its life cycle. The brightly colored larva or caterpillar feeds on cycads which contain a toxic secondary plant chemical (“cycasin”) which it retains in its body for life. Birds, lizards, and other animals may attempt to prey on the larva, pupa, and adults, but find them distasteful and learn to avoid these brightly patterned insects.
Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillars
Cup Moth Larvae, family Limacodidae
View my other images of Limacodid Caterpillars from China (Beijing and Yunnan) in my Flickr photostream, HERE.
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
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I doodled this at some point during my college career. Posting in solidarity with all the sciencey folks on here who are still in school. Keep up the good work! You can do it! :)
Edie Campbell for Vogue Japan April 2014 by Patrick Demarchelier
Photography by Chris Terry
An Asian restyling of a French classic: it’s unusual but bloody good.
salt and black pepper
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp caster sugar
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 star anise
2 x 150 x 175g salmon fillets
75g fine green beans
4 handfuls of…