Here we have Afromelecta lieftincki, a nest …

Here we have Afromelecta lieftincki, a nest parasite. 

While no one has confirmed what this species parasitizes, it is likely given its relatives, that it parasitizes Anthophora type bees. 

You should travel to Africa and find out. 

This specimen was collected while on expedition with Jonathan Mawdsley and James Harrison in Kruger National Park. A series of pictures from Silas Bossert from the National Collection at the Smithsonian. They use their own hi res camera equipment, but prefer a light background.

yourfavelovesyouunconditionally: This specifi…

yourfavelovesyouunconditionally:

This specific earthworm loves you unconditionally !

Reblog to let all the trans people on their da…

malificaebae:

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martianchaos:

iridessence:

thereflectioneternal:

aelfcynn:

May you find exactly what you want at the thrift shop, in your price range, next time you’re there.

can’t pass up this kinda karma

and in your size

definitely cant pass it up now jeez

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anxiety-kitten:

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thyrell:

todaysbird:

todaysbird:

have you guys ever seen a hummingbird in its nest

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bapy…

Honestly hummingbirds on their nests is one of the most Blessed things

thanks!! im going to go live in the forest and make friends with all the hummingbirds now!!

Beautiful

gudroo:

gudroo:

this is the last year that we can make this stupid joke so im going to make the most of it and post it every day until 2020

A series of pictures from Silas Bossert from t…

A series of pictures from Silas Bossert from the National Collection at the Smithsonian.  They use their own hi res camera equipment, but prefer a light background. Check the tongue on this bad girl, there is a story here of intense specialization by plant and bee.  This tiny bee lives in the deserts of the SW U.S.  It feeds its young pollen from Proboscidea …(Unicorn Plants).  But!….The plant does not open its flower when the pollen is ready…the bee has to cut a hole in the base of the flower and then mines that pollen…then…it goes for a drink at the flowers that are open and, boom, bee gets total access to pollen and plant gets very efficiently pollinated.  Great system, but require both bee and plant to remain present.

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aquilacalvitium:

cameoamalthea:

pinkjacuzzi:

micdotcom:

This is what it’s like to have dyslexia. Web developer Victor Widell is hoping to shine a light on the learning disorder with this creative coding simulation.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is what it looks like for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So accurate !!!!!!

This! It can be so hard for people to get it. I’ve been told “you can’t have a disability” because I did well in school or because I have a law degree, because I scored high on the LSAT (which was despite not being able to finish it). Learning disabilities don’t = stupid, it’s just slower and more difficult to read/spell.

Oh wow

I think every single person without dyslexia should see this

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trans-giles:

trans-giles:

you know a joke that never EVER gets old is when a character says smth like “I will NOT go to [place] and that is FINAL” and then it cuts to them in that place I eat that shit up every single time

Equally good variant: when the character says smth like “what’s the worse that could happen?” and it cuts to a scene where it’s so much worse than what they imagined

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vriska:

what’s the point of even owning a cat if you do not kiss them on their little kitty head at every available opportunity?