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This is the Bagworm Moth Caterpillar (Psychidae), it collects and saws little sticks to construct elaborate log cabins to live in.

This is the elephant beetle (Megasoma elephas) resting on a human’s shoulder.

The human brain is constantly searching for familiar patterns. So much so that people often see patterns that aren’t there. This phenomenon, where a person might think a cloud looks like a particular object, or see a face in a cup of coffee, is known as pareidolia.…

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I stumbled upon this moth in the garden.

Utetheisa pulchella, the crimson-speckled flunkeycrimson-speckled footman, or crimson-speckled moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.…

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I found this plant.

Common Name: Lilac Oxalis

Oxalis debilis, the large-flowered pink-sorrel[2] or pink woodsorrel,[1] is a perennial plant and herb in the family Oxalidaceae.[1] Its original distribution is South America but has become a very cosmopolitan species, occurring in all continents except Antarctica.…

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I found this beautifully coloured hornet in my home garden.

The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), also known as the yellow-legged hornet or Asian predatory wasp, is a species of hornet indigenous to Southeast Asia.…