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Tiger Moth - Creatonotos gangis

What you see in this photo is a male of Creatonotos gangis (Arctiidae), a species of Asian moth, showing his expanded pheromone diffuser structures at the tip of the abdomen (called coremata and androconia). The four coremata are reversible, each when inflated may be longer than the abdomen.

Females pheromonally attract males from long distances, however, when the male is close enough to begin his courtship, he inflates his coremata with air or hemolymph to evert externally from the abdomen and fans pheromones of his own towards the female.

This species of moth is found over much of south-east Asia, as well as in Australia.

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Photo credit: ©Darren5907 | Locality: unknown (2009)

Are those pheromone diffuser structures at the tip of your abdomen or are you just happy to see me?

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Edmund Dulac, Stories from The Arabian Nights, 1907.

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I am going to print this out, laminate it, and keep it with my gloves and spade.

A lot of beginner information on growing in one place. Details I have been searching for over the past year. Thank you Tumblr community, always the best! Couldn’t find these resources (and little retain some laziness) without y’all. 

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BICYCLE ACTIVISM:  Latvian activists from a branch of the bicycle advocacy group Let’s Bike it recently created a visual reminder of the space taken by cars on a typical road. To this end, the group fabricated bamboo skeletons shaped like actual cars and mounted them on their bikes. The activists then cycled around the streets of Riga for several hours to highlight the absurdity of using a large car to move a single person. The stunt was organized as part of European Mobility Week, an ongoing campaign that explores sustainable urban mobility around Europe.

Source:  Christopher Jobson, ”Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars,” Colossal, 

Simple yet clear. Go by bike!

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Longest poem of classical-era unearthed in western Turkey


Excavations around the Hecatomnus Mausoleum in the western province of Muğla’s Milas district have unearthed a written stela that dates back over two millennia.

The stela, which is estimated to have been written for the ruler of its era, is in the poetry format and the longest among other…

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