17 Jul '12, 1am

The Annotated Budak: Netizens by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Netizens by @budak

but lack the ability to glow, came to the attention of western entomologists in the early 19th century, who thought they recalled long-extinct marine arthropods but rightly deemed them the larvae of a yet-unknown bug. The mystery was unravelled by Swedish explorer Eric Mjöberg, who collected numerous specimens in Borneo, raised them on "old rotten wood" and found some to be females who produced non-viable eggs. Though not the first to discover the latter fact, Mjöberg was persistent enough to set up baited stations to attract the putative males , which turned up to be "a pitiable little, blue-black creature... with gigantic eyes and distinctive antennae, a well-made beetle in every way." The female presents an altogether alien visage, with her carapace-like thoracic plates and a vermiform abdomen bearing long, curved processes. The tiny head can be retracted into the proth...

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budak.blogs.com 14 Jul '12, 12am

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The Annotated Budak: Two Butterflies (by @budak)

The Annotated Budak: Two Butterflies (by @budak)

budak.blogs.com 18 Jul '12, 2am

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budak.blogs.com 14 Jul '12, 9am

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budak.blogs.com 06 Jul '12, 2am

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budak.blogs.com 05 Jul '12, 9am

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budak.blogs.com 26 Jul '12, 8am

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budak.blogs.com 07 Jul '12, 10am

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The Annotated Budak: Red-alikes by @budak

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budak.blogs.com 04 Jul '12, 6am

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Besides fireflies, we have other living things that glow in the dark. Like forest mushrooms!

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budak.blogs.com 13 Jul '12, 4pm

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soshiok.com 05 Jul '12, 2am

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