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Affection — Natural World Finalist

Affection — Natural World Finalist

Mecoptera (scorpionflies): head elongate with slender mandibulate mouthparts…

Mecoptera (scorpionflies): head elongate with slender mandibulate mouthparts, crossviened wings and males external genitalia recurved looks like a scorpion's tail.

Mecoptera ------- Aptly nicknamed the scorpion fly, the mecoptera is a bizarre insect that looks like a cross between a fly and a scorpion. Mecopteras are known for their elaborate mating rituals, in which females choose mates based on the quality of prey offered by various males as gifts.

25 Freakish Looking Animals You May Have A Hard Time Believing Are Real

Tarantula Hawk

So, The Tarantula Hawk Wasp vs. Tarantula glass dome is almost done, I wanted the scene to look as life-like as possible so the base is dry .

Mountain Vagabond ...

and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. John Muir Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.