Your Insect of the Week is a flower mantis. James says: "The many colors of this flower mantis (order Mantodea, family Hymenopdidae, Creobroter gemmatus), allow it to hide in the flowers where it hunts. Its name means “jeweled flesh eater” and it preys on other insects. Found throughout the rainforests of Asia, these insects are often kept as exotic pets." © The Field Museum, Photographer James H. Boone, Zoology - Division of Insects
Crazy About Cacti and Succulents - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
What is it about cacti and other succulents that compels their admirers to go well beyond the lonely windowsill specimen or rock-garden sedum? In this delightful guide you'll learn about stapeliads, ceropegias, and other jewels of the botanical world from people whose passion for these fascinating plants has led them to the art of bonsai, to competitive exhibition, and to growing them outdoors in frigid climates and on roofs.
Lepanthopsis astrophora - Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web !
One of my all time favorite miniatures, Lepanthopsis astrophora, from Venezuala and Columbia. It is in flower every month of the year, with only an oc