SUBTLE INSECT BLOG.

My name is josh and I'm a amateur entomologist. I've been collecting insects since i was ten years old and don't plan on stopping. If your have any questions ask me, and if you ever want to meet up and collect bugs hell yeah. I live in Idaho currently and my Snapchat is: skymoose :) feel free to say hi!

eumorpha-dream:

chrysina-resplendens:

More photos from Thuya Garden! Lots of butterflies and moths about, including quite a few Monarchs, several Summer Azure butterflies (that silver one on the purple flowers), and a bunch of those orange-black-silver ones, which I just tried to identify and so far failed - I’ll get back to you on those. 

Photographed 7/20/14,  Thuya Garden, Mount Desert Island, Northeast Harbor, ME.

The orange and silver ones are Great Spangled Fritillarys

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Hoplia coerulea
…is a strikingly colored species of melolonthine scarabaeid beetle which occurs throughout Southwest Europe, including France, Spain, and Switzerland. Only male Hoplia coerulea posses the iridescent sky blue coloration, females are a typical brownish color. 
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Scarabeidae-Melolonthinae-Hoplia-H. coerulea
Image: Fritz Geller-Grimm and Felix Grimm

astronomy-to-zoology:

Hoplia coerulea

…is a strikingly colored species of melolonthine scarabaeid beetle which occurs throughout Southwest Europe, including France, Spain, and Switzerland. Only male Hoplia coerulea posses the iridescent sky blue coloration, females are a typical brownish color. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Scarabeidae-Melolonthinae-Hoplia-H. coerulea

Image: Fritz Geller-Grimm and Felix Grimm

(via chrysallidem)

asylum-art:

Spectacular Genetic Anomaly Results in Butterflies with Male and Female Wings

Bilateral gynandromorphism in butterflies. The presence of both female (gyn-) and male (andro-) genetic characteristics give rise to an asymmetric half-male-half-female phenotype

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