It’s a beautiful day, I have peppers to plant, so how about a pretty photo and an interesting story….from someone else.

Dual Sex Moth

Gynandromorph Moth

“This is a rare example of a gynandromorph moth, recently hatched at the Natural History Museum in London. While the left wings of this Antheraea frithi are female, the right wings are clearly male.

Sadly for this poor moth, there really is a dividing line down its body. The female half has a partial set of female organs and the male half a partial set of male organs. Neither function.”

Waggle of the antennae to Ugly Overload for the tip.

They’ve had a bunch of cool insect photos recently:

Mantis shots

Locusts!

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

3 Comments

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  2. What a wonderful photo! Thanks for sharing this.

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