The Unique Glasswing Butterfly 🦋

GIF Rare Glass Wing Butterfly with Lantana Sparkle

A migratory butterfly, Greta oto is often spotted in Central South America on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the country, from 500 to 1,600 m. The glasswing has also been spotted in southern USA = Florida, Texas, Etc.

The glasswing is so named due to its gloriously transparent wings. A brown to reddish-brown border helps make Greta oto’s wings more visible. The upper part of the forewing also has a white stripe through the brown region. Glasswings lack the tiny scales on most of their wings so the wings are see-through.

Adults have scaly antennae and an elegantly thin, brown body powering the delicate, clear wings (the veins in their wings are visible). Males have an additional feature to their wings: on the hind wing is a small plume of fine hairs that stay tucked under the overlap of the forewing most of the time. These become helpful in courtship.

As an adult, this butterfly drinks the nectar of certain flowers like Lantana (Verbena, Asteraceae and Boraginaceae). The glasswing’s body absorbs chemicals from the nectar which make the glasswing taste unpleasant enough to discourage predators from eating them. The average length of a glasswing butterfly is 28 to 30 mm.PIC Infinity Heart divider

To learn more about the glasswings click below:

http://www.arkinspace.com/2011/07/incredible-glasswing-butterfly.html

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | 49 Comments

Autumn Glory by @MG_WELLS🌾#Art🌾

GIF AUTUMN GLORY MG WELLS COPYRIGHT 2003.gif

Autumn Glory is an oil pastel on canvas approximately

30×40″ and means a lot to me. It was stolen in 2012 by a

former roommate, who refuses to return it.

Despite all my efforts to reclaim it, I have not been able

to and the law has not helped me to recover it. If

anyone has seen this painting, please let me know.

This piece won the James D’Arcy Award/Best in Show

from The Arts Society of Kingston, New York in 2004.

http://www.askforarts.org

 

2004 James Darcy Award for Autmn Glory Painting by MG WELLS.jpg

Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

3.2.1. #Quote Me Challenge: #HOPE 🌺

GIF PINK TAKE WHAT YOU NEED for Didis HOPE Challenge QuotePIC Infinity Heart dividerI am grateful to Didi’s Art Design for nominating me in the 3.2.1. Quote Me Challenge. Please follow Didi’s lovely blog here:

https://didisvgp.wordpress.com

and

https://didisvgp.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/thanks-dear-amira-for-the-nomination-of-3-2-1-quote-me-challenge-day-1/#comment-5164PIC Infinity Heart dividerI HOPE People Will be KIND and LISTEN…MG WELLS.

PIC Infinity Heart dividerGIF MORGAN FREEMAN ON HOPE SHAWSHANK Redemption 7-18

A quote from the film THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. This is one of my favorite films and here are details:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/?ref_=nv_sr_1PIC Infinity Heart divider

My 3 nominees for the HOPE Challenge are:

1) Millie Thom: https://milliethom.com

2) Charles Robert Lindholm : https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com

3) Edel Pace: https://edelpace.com/pacemaker-blog/PIC Infinity Heart dividerQuote-Me-Challenge-Rules” are:

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!
1. Thank the Selector
2. Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in “3.2.1 Quote Me!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments

MOOBALA SCHMOOBALA #KindleBook is #FREE on June 29,2018 = Please #Review

GIF MOOBS SPARKLE HEART 5-22-18

Reviews are greatly appreciated. Amazon has been deleting reviews and a lot of authors, including myself, have been hit hard. Thanks and enjoy the journey!

AMAZON UNIVERSAL BOOK LINK:

or

http://Author.to/MGAmazon

GOODREADS LINK:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4492558.M_G_Wells

If you do not own a KINDLE you can download FREE KINDLE READING APPS and read on any device. I use them and they are great! See link below.

http://amzn.to/1LutagP

 

MOOBALA GIF by MG WELLS Hippo - Peace Out Copyright 6-9-17

 

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Tarantula: Giant of the Spider World 🕷

GIF TARANTUKA BBC Earth

Tarantulas are mygalomorphs (suborder Orthognatha), and thus they have jaws that move forward and down (rather than sideways and together, which is characteristic of araneomorphs [suborder Labidognatha]). Tarantulas are distinguished from other mygalomorphs by a collection of traits that include not only their size and hairiness but also their two pairs of book lungs and their three-segmented spinnerets. While the behaviour of tarantulas can vary, many make burrows in soil and feed mainly at night on insects and occasionally small frogs, toads, and mice. Theraphosids are generally harmless to humans, although they can inflict painful bites if provoked. They are often kept as pets.

In the southwestern United States, species of the genus Aphonopelma can attain a body length up to 5 cm (almost 2 inches) and a leg span up to 12.5 cm (almost 5 inches). The spiders, dark in colour and sluggish in movement, have a hairy body and hairy legs. The most common member of that genus is A. californicum (Eurypelma californicum; sometimes E. californica), which is found in California, Texas, and Arizona. A 30-year life span has been recorded for one individual of that species.

The largest species of tarantulas are found in South America and belong to the genus Theraphosa. The goliath bird-eating spider (T. leblondi or T. blondi) has a body length up to 7.5 cm (almost 3 inches) and in rare instances has been known to capture and eat small avian prey. Both the pinkfoot goliath (T. apophysis) and the goliath bird-eating spider can attain leg spans of about 30 cm (12 inches). The pinkfoot is distinguished by its pale pink feet, which fade when the spider molts.

The name tarantula was originally given to the wolf spider, Lycosa tarentula, of southern Europe and was derived from the town of Taranto, Italy. The bite of L. tarentula was once thought to cause a disease known as tarantism, in which the victim wept and skipped about before going into a wild dance (see tarantella). It has been shown, however, that the bite of L. tarentula is not dangerous to humans and that no ill effects can be attributed to it. The body of L. tarentula is about 2.5 cm (1 inch) long. Like other wolf spiders, it spins no web but catches its prey by pursuit.

Other spiders belonging to the same family as the New World tarantulas are the monkey spiders of Africa and the bird-eating spiders of Australia and New Guinea. Trap-door spiders and the dangerous funnel-web spider of Australia are also related to the theraphosids as members of Orthognatha.

CREDIT: https://www.britannica.com/animal/tarantula

PIC Infinity Black Divider

GIF Tarantula 2 black and blue white

PIC Infinity Black DividerGIF TARANTULA 1

PIC Infinity Black DividerGIF TARANTULA Respiration BBC Earth

Thanks to BBC EARTH for the Amazing Tarantula GIFS:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/world

PIC Infinity Black Divider

Fun Facts About Tarantulas:

http://www.pet-tarantulas.com/tarantulas/tarantula-facts.html

 

Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments

5 TIPS to Keep Your Chin Up = #SundayMotivation

GIF 5 Tips to Keep Your Chin Up

Life is a challenge so here are 5 Tips to help keep your chin up and moving forward. Wishing all a blessed day.

Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments

LIGHTMASTERS #KindleBook is #FREE thru 6-16-18. Thanks for Your Support = #BookBoost #ASMSG #IAN #RRBC #IAN1

GIF LIGHTMASTERS by MG WELLS - 2 Page 6-18-19 - Cover and Matrix

Shares and Reviews are appreciated.

Thanks and enjoy the journey.

AMAZON UNIVERSAL LINK:

http://Author.to/MGAmazon

GOODREADS LINK:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4492558.M_G_Wells

If you do not own a KINDLE you can download FREE KINDLE READING APPS and read on any device. I use them and they are great! See link below.

GIF LIGHTMASTERS BY MG WELLS 6-20-17 via Gifhy

AMAZON LINKS WORLDWIDE:

US: http://amzn.to/1n8lWGO
UK: http://amzn.to/1p4GxJ5
CA: http://amzn.to/1p4LB0a
AU: http://bit.ly/1tOKb0s
India: http://bit.ly/1nFH8Dc
Brazil: http://bit.ly/W8v82R
China: http://amzn.to/1mSIQQW
Germany: http://amzn.to/1oXyv6u
Italy: http://amzn.to/W8vXJ1
France: http://amzn.to/1l1icRZ
Mexico: http://bit.ly/1mSJyh1
Japan: http://amzn.to/1nFJOkd
Spain: http://amzn.to/1qF6YWU

 

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments