Mammal Monday Fruit Bat skeleton. Fruit bats are a type of Megabat. Megabats are frugivorous or nectarivorous, i.e., they eat fruits or lick nectar from flowers.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77653.
Fruit Bat skeleton.
(Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.
Nomia iridescens a Bee with colourful abdominal stripes
This cool bee, scientifically named Nomia iridescens, belongs to the Halictidae Family, a cosmopolitan group commonly referred to as halictid bees and sweat bees.
Nomia iridescens is a conspicuously banded bee with amazing neon-green stripes, which occurs in southeast Asia (India, Borneo, Peninsular malaysia, Philippines).
Sweat bees, play a vital role in the pollination ecology of a region. By having a wide range of adaptational capabilities, these inhabit all kind of ecological niches both in tropical and temperate regions. In number and kind these anthophilic insects (attracted to flowers) surpass all other bees and thus are mainly responsible for conserving the vegetation germplasm by pollinating a bewildering variety of wild and cultivated entomophilic flora.
Baby Flamboyant Cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) in egg, Negros Oriental, Philippines
“Although still inside of its egg, these flamboyant cuttlefish were still able to flash dark purple if something got too close. when they are born they will be ready to hunt and change color on their own...”
photograph/comments by Dan Geary
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