Author: lesarthropodes

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...