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Forum topic by Dan'um Style posted 625 days ago 568 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan'um Style

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625 days ago

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 625 days ago

Dan: A great post.

Thanks Karson

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#2 posted 625 days ago

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 624 days ago

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

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#4 posted 624 days ago

A gem!

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#5 posted 624 days ago

beautiful

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#6 posted 624 days ago

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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