Catholic hospitals favor death » « Hey, I’m in Minneapolis this afternoon Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Hummer and tongues Macroglossum stellatarum Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Catholic hospitals favor death » « Hey, I’m in Minneapolis this afternoon
Is this what I sphinx it is?
I hate you, Stanton.
These winged shrimps have a tendency of appearing at the most inconvenient moments.
skeptical scientist says
Awesome! It’s like Monday Metazoan and Botanical Wednesday all rolled into one!
(Or does it need to have genitalia pareidolia to count for Botanical Wednesday?)
Joey Mack says
Aw I have a soft spot for these little creatures because of my favorite biology story, Darwin’s predicted moth
I just have to link to this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreyww/4599320303/
'Tis Himself, OM says
After the bat fellatio thread I’m not sure I’m up for a discussion of critters doing things with their tongues.
Aegis Linnear says
If it had lips it’d be a great kisser, but you’d have to do it round a corner…
Ah yes, Macroglossum stellatarum L., I do not know it well. This is a Eurasian species only reported in the New World from Alaska in the west, and Greenland in the East.
so for you, a good kiss involves a tongue down your throat? strange. but the term deep throat gets a whole new meaning.
Aegis Linnear says
Well, leaving private life aside, consider the other benefits. It’d be easy as pie to steal someone’s ice cream.
Joe Fogey says
It’s a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. I haven’t seen one yet this year – it’s unseasonably cold. They are said to prefer blue flowers.
Or to nail the thief to the ceiling by herhis tongue.
The Hummingbird Hawk Moth is ny favourite insect! I occasionally get them in my garden – they always go for the pink flowers of Abelia grandiflora.
Hummingbird Hawk Moths *are* the best insects ever. First time I saw one I thought it was a hummingbird, then remembered I was in Uzbekistan and decided it must be a fairy.
I just learned a new word: mottephobia. Cause I just looked it up, cause that’s what I got.
I’m gonna go take a shower now, and try to get the icky out.
http://sclipo.com/videos/view/they-might-be-giants-wake-up-it-s-they-might-be-giants starts at 3:00
The larva of Hawk moths are the Horn worms like you might find on tomatoes, or pentas or many other plants. The larva look alarming, with a big stinger-like thing, but its all show, they are harmless.