Can you guess what this is?
Wednesday, 8. May 2013

It's a bug! 

This is a postcard I found at the Musee Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. It's Polyxenus....a bug would you believe it! It lives under the scales of the Plane Tree bark. The rosettes of waterproof hairs protect it against floods, and the barbed hairs used by females to protect their eggs. Pattern is everywhere, even in nature's strangest creatures.

What a remarkable thing and I love the colours. 

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Can you guess what this is?