Caveat Emptor

"In hoc signo vinces"

XXVII

bignerdygaymer:

lumpy drag race 6 is out!

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zweelovethebeauties:

Edu Torres for CHONGO #1

zweelovethebeauties:

Edu Torres for CHONGO #1

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skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

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victoriousvocabulary:

ONEIROTAXIA

[noun]

the inability to distinguish between fantasy (or dreams) and reality; confusion of idealism and realism.

Etymology: from Greek oneiro- (prefix for “dream”) + -taxia (suffix meaning “(condition of) internal ordering or arrangement”).

[Rodel Gonzalez]

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mystic-revelations:

The Lair
By Karezoid Michal Carcz

astronomy-to-zoology:

Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)

Although it is known as a “swan” the Coscoroba swan  is not a member of the genus Cygnus (True Swans) and instead belong to the monotypic genus Coscoroba. Coscoroba swans breed in southern South America, ranging from southern Chile and central Argentina south to the Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands. In winter Coscoroba swans will fly north to central Chile, northern Argentina, Uruguay and the southeastern tip of Brazil. They typically inhabit well-vegetated swamps and lagoons and other wet areas. Like true swans and other waterfowl Coscoroba swans feed mainly on grasses and other small water plants, however they will feed on small invertebrates and fish as well.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Anseriformes-Anatidae-Anatinae-Coscoroba-C. coscoroba

Images: Adrian Pingstone and Olaf Oliviero Riemer