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The mystery in the night

Paul Iddon

Moderator
It's the mystery of the night which can yield a good photo - and here are 3 OK pictures of a tachnid (?) fly, a barkfly and an ant - but it's when you get the photo that really pleases - like the fourth in this set of a hoverfly larva finishing of the remains of an aphid meal...









Paul.
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
It’s so impressive that you can give a blow by blow commentary.

If it turns out that alien invaders are insects, but larger, you will be sought out by all the Armed Forces of the planet to work out sone strategy to survive, LOL!

Asher!
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Paul,

In the U.K. , isn’t it now illegal to cook lobsters live as they feel pain?

Aren’t lobsters essentially huge somewhat advanced “insects”?

if animals can feel pain then they must avoid it. Does that mean they “consciously” fear pain too?

Asher
 

Paul Iddon

Moderator
The practice of boiling lobsters alive is already prohibited in several other countries, including Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand. The government is considering a ban on boiling lobsters alive as part of its move to strengthen the welfare rights of crustaceans.
 

Paul Iddon

Moderator
This is a closer view from an earlier photo in the sequence of about 5 I fired off...

There is a bit more detail in the head of the larva on the 2nd segment.



Paul.
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Voracious!

But that’s life,

Chloroplasts consume photons, putting the energy in starch and that’s stolen by herbivores!

….. and then predators slaughter them!


……. whereas we trick the animals into thinking we care, but slaughter them anyway, but in factories!

Asher
 
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