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libutron:

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.
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©Darren5907 | Locality: unknown (2009)

libutron:

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.

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

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

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Hilma af Klint
[Great Art In Ugly Rooms]

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underthescopemin:

Chalcedony (Var: Agate)
Interesting mineral inclusion on detail agate with high magnification.
Photo Copyright © Vítězslav Snášel

underthescopemin:

Chalcedony (Var: Agate)

Interesting mineral inclusion on detail agate with high magnification.

Photo Copyright © Vítězslav Snášel

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Nerves and lymphatic system. Manual for magnetizing. 1845.

nemfrog:

Nerves and lymphatic system. Manual for magnetizing. 1845.

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European accents (and in general white people accents) are commonly perceived as attractive and endearing, while accents from basically any other part of the world are considered to be signs of laziness and disrespect and get routinely made fun of.

queerart-civildisobedience:

European accents (and in general white people accents) are commonly perceived as attractive and endearing, while accents from basically any other part of the world are considered to be signs of laziness and disrespect and get routinely made fun of.

The barbies that had bendable joints always pinched me. So i would throw them against the wall until i felt like they had “died” don’t fux with humans

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Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.

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-  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (via weepling)

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Golden Rectangle by Carl Kleiner

atcg:

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