Collection of interesting natural things

I took the picture above to see if I could get a good shot of the ocelli - three secondary eyes between the big ones. They are just about visible. Why spanning tree? It's a routing term, from each user's perspective the network looks like a spanning tree - with no loops and only one route to any place. Every user's spanning tree is unique.

Rose chafer beetle

SciencePosted by Jay Sun, March 25, 2012 17:40:53
Here's a rose chafer I found today. Cetonia aurata - had a few hot days in a row.

Interesting antennae which she can totally suck into little slots in front of the eyes...
I think the little things emerging from near the mouth are its palps. Apparently they fly quite quickly and live for two years.