When I was in middle school, one of the white girls in my class decided we had beef. One week she decided she wanted to fight me so she told half the class who then told me. That day at lunch I watched as she shadowboxed with at one end of the yard. /1
It's happening!! If you want to learn about some of the fastest (and coolest) animals on earth, come to my virtual PhD exit seminar on Friday August 6th at 2pm CST! Zoom link: https://t.co/07sRrTGs4f (you must be signed in through a zoom account to attend)
@dadrummondart Some of my favorites are other #flies, particularly predatory dance flies (#Empididae/#Hybotidae). Some have REALLY long front legs for reaching out to grab prey. But among the most interesting are #Platypalpus with raptorial *middle* legs: https://t.co/7zAXyJPwEk
Welcome to Florida, caecilians! @myFWC officers captured one of the bizarre, noodle-shaped amphibians in the Tamiami Canal, the first record of a caecilian living in the wild in the U.S.
just incredibly conflicted about this potential invasive spp Yes, kids, caeceilians are good, but we already have amphiumas at home
@beaner716 @mic @Jamie24272184 Horrible. I’m devastated about Tampa Bay. So are most of our residents. But it’s everywhere. Sooner than predicted, we would not be able to bury our heads in the sand.
Raptorial forelegs have independently evolved many times in insects...which is a jargon-y way to say, "Lots of insects have front legs like a praying mantis, even though they aren't closely related to praying mantises." Let's see... 1/5