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Forum topic by Dan'um Style posted 11-04-2012 02:47 AM 587 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2012 02:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ephemeral beauty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephemeral

Ephemeral Beauty

Credit: Kevin MacKenzie, University of Aberdeen

The scales of a moon moth look like palm fronds under the electron

microscope. Moon moths, native to

Madagascar, don’t have mouths. They do all their eating as larvae.

After their metamorphosis into fluttering

moths, they live only 10 days.

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 04:01 AM

Dan: A great post.

Thanks Karson

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 04:29 AM

We have a few Ephemerals Down Under. Very short life span

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 12:28 PM

Isn’t nature great. That is why we should never try to mess with Mother Nature!!

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 03:33 PM

A gem!

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 01:52 AM

beautiful

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#6 posted 11-05-2012 02:01 AM

It’s amazing how intricate the smallest things can be. Only nature can create such works. I can spend hours staring at colorized electron micrographs and never grow tired of it. Thanks for sharing this one.

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