Hi all, it is Valentine’s day today!
(I understand and accept that there are people who do not celebrate this day while there are people who celebrate this day, so please do not take this as a pressure to celebrate it. Thanks)
Here’s one of my observations with Valentine vives. A curled midge larva, very pretty!
(Aplogies for the poor image quality. At the moment I was not used to use my camera)
I’m wondering if there are any other observations that look like a heart. I imagine there’d be a lot!
Yours is a really special one, as you managed to catch a short moment where an animal is forming a heart shape.
Mine is carrying its heart always with it
Damselflies make hearts when they are mating - usually rather lopsided, though. ;-)
This is the best I have: Xanthocnemis zealandica
February 20, 2023, 2:36am
Though seen last June, what comes to mind is Dicentra formosa (Pacific bleeding heart).
No pink heart, but a poop heart that is always on my mind when the talk is about hearts!
February 22, 2023, 2:35am
before the flowers have opened: Lamprocapnos spectabilis
And while not pink, I’ve always enjoyed the heart pattern visible on these Miridae species:
I just stumbled over this critter - its scientific name means ‘double-hearted’
Oh wow, that looks absolutely unreal. So cool!