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20 Animals That Made Us Ask “What Are You?”

#11. Tiger Wing butterfly

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♦️Tiger Wing Butterfly ♦️📸 : @richards_inverts – 🔻Scientific name: Tithorea harmonia 🔺Origin: Paraná, Brasil – The shininess of these chrysalids/pupae are just out of this world! 😊✨ . You can make out the distorted reflections of trees and the cloudy sky on the body of the chrysalis (even a silhouette of me with the phone camera), as if they’re coated in silver! 😮 ___________________________________ •📸 Camera: iPhone 7 ✖️✖️✖️✖️✖️ #Tithorea #Tithoreaharmonia #HarmoniaTigerWingButterfly #TigerWingButterfly #HarmoniaTigerWing #HarmoniaButterfly #TigerButterfly #Butterfly #Moth #Caterpillar #Borboleta #Mariposa #Nymphalidae #Lepidoptera #ButterfliesofInstagram #MothsofInstagram #CaterpillarsofInstagram #LepidopteraofInstagram #InsectsofInstagram #Animalsofinstagram #Entomology #BugsNotDrugs #Bug #Insect #Animal #Pet #Nature

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#12. Budgett’s frog

#13. Dugong Marsa Alam

#14. Calliostoma annulatum snail

#15. Mata mata

#16. Mexican honeypot ant

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Photo by @joelsartore | Mexican honeypot ants are named for the incredible way they store resources. These ants are like tiny refrigerators, stashing food for the whole colony in anticipation of dry seasons. Designated worker ants called “repletes” hang from the ceiling of their nest, while foraging workers bring them nectar and juices from insect prey– which is edible with a sweet and tangy flavor. Their abdomens slowly become spherical and transparent as they swell with sugary liquids. They can reach the size of a small grape— some become so large that they cannot leave the nest! All of this work insures that the whole colony can eat even when food is not readily available. These little ants are so full of nutrients that they are often eaten by other animals— even humans. This is one of over 100 species of honeypot ant found in warm arid regions around the world. This species occurs in the southwestern US and northern Mexico, where they feed primarily on nectar and small insects. #honeypotant #PhotoArk

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#17. Markia hystrix lichen

#18. Royal Flycatcher

#19. Agama mwanzae — Spider-Man lizard

#20. Long-eared jerboa

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