Dragonfly nymphs are voracious predators, hunting everything from mosquito larvae to fish and tadpoles. Their lower jaw is extendable, allowing the nymph to strike with great speed.
Sé tú mismo / Be yourself
|—||La historia interminable de Michael Ende|
I introduce to you the wild world of the genus Ceropegia. Distant relatives of milkweeds, these strange vines are native to parts of Africa, southern Asia, and Australia. Though quite varied, the floral morphology functions as a pollinator trap. Lured in by the scent, unsuspecting flies become trapped down inside the flower by downward pointing hairs. After sufficient time to guarantee pollinia have been attached, the hairs wither and the flies are free to fall into the same trap on another plant.
Photo Credits: -Merce- (http://bit.ly/ZykAfg), Martin Heigan (http://bit.ly/1rRlVbR), David Midgley (http://bit.ly/1vCsRcW), Jayesh Patil (http://bit.ly/1oGC2Ef), epiforums (http://bit.ly/1nSTLNX), to.wi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/w-tommerdich/7223411120)
some tiny nudis
nudi pics for my friends
Scientifically named Rhytidocaulon macrolobum (Gentianales - Apocynaceae), this succulent, native to South-western Saudi Arabia, has stunning little flowers which are dark purple with pale yellow marks, and the center has red tones with purple frilly hairs that blow in the breeze to attract its pollinators (flies).