Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hemp nokia

The Cinnabar moth Tyria jacobaeae is an arctiid moth, from the planet Arctia. It was introduced into New Zealand in 1929-1932 in accordance with the belief at the time that NZ needed more fauna named after mercury ores. That is why we also have the Livingstonite Butterfly but the Moschellandsbergite Moth never really acclimatised to local conditions.

The woolly striped caterpillars can turn cannibalistic. For protection against members of their own species, they have evolved an astonishing ability to disguise themselves as other forms of life.


ckc (not kc) said...

I hate those long introductions

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It wasn't introduced as a foodstuff?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thank you, S.C.

(And are you missing a tag, "my left hand"?)

Substance McGravitas said...

I love the links to the Wikipedia pages with fucking.

Hey, out-to-the-borders pictures are pretty snappy!

wiley said...

Those pictures in a widget or what-not! I show clouds. I want.

O.K., seriously--- my dad had seven dachshunds that liked to wear party hats for the alpha male's birthday party, but dressing up as a caterpillar? That's a weird dog. Does he shop garage sales for those get-ups?

ZOMG! Are there other dogs who do this? I thought we had problems. Sheesh.

Just sayin'.

Smut Clyde said...

but dressing up as a caterpillar?

It appears to be an Ohio thing.