This is awesome creature is the caterpillar form of Phylllodes imperialis, the Imperial Fruit Sucking Moth. The moth is found in parts of Australia and a few neighbouring island countries. The markings on its head that resemble a mask sporting giant eyes and a wonderfully freaky skeletal grin are used to frighten off potential predators.
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Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, a special exhibition of oversized prints by Canadian artist Jim des Rivière
This is the Costa Rican variable harlequin toad (Atelopus varius), also known as the clown frog. Best comment: “Looks like the 90s threw up on him.” (via)
like most nudibranchs this species has no official common name. they can be found in tropical Indo-Western Pacific oceans. they grow up to 50mm in length and their body is black but their external organs are edged in a almost neon green like color. they are poisonous and get their poison from the stinging cells of fallen Cnidarians.
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Translucent Creature Photos
1. Juvenile Cowfish. Photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures
2. Pelagic Octopus. Photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures
3. Sea Butterfly Snail. Photograph by Ingo Arndt, Minden Pictures
4. Hydromedusa in Antarctica.Photograph by Ingo Arndt, Minden Pictures
5. Jelly Larva. Photograph by Ingo Arndt, Minden Pictures
6. Larval Shrimp and Jellyfish. Photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures
7. Jellyfish, Antarctica. Photograph by Ingo Arndt, Minden Pictures
Red crab migration
The red crab is by far the most obvious of the 14 species of land crabs on Christmas Island. Every year over 150 million red crabs move from inland shelters to the shore for their annual breeding season. This occurs at the beginning of the wet season (usually October/November).
The main migration can last up to 18 days. Masses of crabs gather into broad columns as they move toward the coast, climbing down high inland cliff faces, and over or around all obstacles in their way, following routes used year after year for both downward and return migrations.
Movement peaks in the early morning and late afternoons when it is cooler and there is more shade. Because if caught in open areas, in unshaded heat, the crabs soon lose body water and die.
Christmas Island is a small Australian-owned territory located in the Indian Ocean, approximately 300 miles south of Jakarta, Indonesia. A small population of 1600 residents live on the area of 50 square miles.
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