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Louise Arner Boyd taught herself to be an expert botanist with advice from her mentor Alice Eastwood.

Louise Arner Boyd taught herself to be an expert botanist with advice from her mentor Alice Eastwood.

Malaysian orchid mantis:  The orchid mantis is a pretty little species, with legs like petals and soft pink coloration. This insect hails from the Asian rain forest, where it hides in the orchids or among the trees, turning brown if the environment calls for it. Pretty though it may be, the main function for this mantis's looks is to lure in prey.

9 of the most absurd-looking mantis species

Malaysian orchid mantis: The orchid mantis is a pretty little species, with legs like petals and soft pink coloration. This insect hails from the Asian rain forest, where it hides in the orchids or among the trees, turning brown if the environment calls for it. Pretty though it may be, the main function for this mantis's looks is to lure in prey.

Caterpillar of saturniidae moth, the family Saturniidae, commonly known as saturniids, by most measures include the largest species of moths. They are a family of Lepidoptera, with an estimated 2,300 described species worldwide. The Saturniidae include such Lepidoptera as the giant silkmoths, royal moths and emperor moths. (wiki)

Caterpillar of saturniidae moth, the family Saturniidae, commonly known as saturniids, by most measures include the largest species of moths. They are a family of Lepidoptera, with an estimated 2,300 described species worldwide. The Saturniidae include such Lepidoptera as the giant silkmoths, royal moths and emperor moths. (wiki)

Sometimes the smallest things are actually quite complex, and yet, the most complicated things boil down to the smallest parts.  It's what I am thinking about today.  ~~  Houston Foodlovers

Sometimes the smallest things are actually quite complex, and yet, the most complicated things boil down to the smallest parts. It's what I am thinking about today. ~~ Houston Foodlovers

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