Category: Insecta

Gears of a larva of Issus cf. coleoptratus 0

Animal gears (Issus cf. coleoptratus) !

Version française English translation   The gear train! Such a fabulous mechanical system consisting of at least two gear touching each other, traditionally associated with human technological and intellectual progress. This simple mechanical machine...

Empis tessellata, frontal view 0

A dagger fly: Empis tessellata !

Version française English translation   In a previous post I introduced you a family of daunting predatory flies with exceptional aerial skills: the Asilidae. I would now present you another family of predatory flies...

Chrysopa sp. sur l'extrémité d'un de mes doigts 0

The green lacewing (Chrysopa sp.)

Version française English translation   The elegant curves, a malachite colour that can draw slightly towards the azure, wings with artistic frames, and copper eyes which are golden-dyed: that’s how you could describe the...

yellowish mayfly from Heptageniidae family, lateral view 0

Mayfly (Heptageniidae)

Version française English translation   What funny little critters that the mayflies. They are said to have such a limited life expectancy that they will only see in their skinny existence one sunrise and...

Asida sp. sur le sol, vue latéral de l'oeil 0

Unknown (Asida sp.)

Version française English translation   One might think that entomofaune in metropolitan France is well known, given that it has been the subject of numerous extensive studies, but this is not systematically the case....