This is a timelapse video from Youtuber Temponaut Timelapse of ants eating a slice of tangerine over the course of 50 hours, but most of the fruit is already gone by 20 hours. For reference, I was once responsibly for bringing the orange slices to my adult league kickball game
This is a video of a spiny flower mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi, aka the target mantis due to the large eyespots on its forewings) performing a 7-minute defensive dance to let a presumed threat (in this case the cameraman) know that it will fight you, and it will tear you limb-from-limb
This is a video of Youtuber Ant Lab’s quest to capture different insects taking flight in 3,200 frames/second ultra-slow motion. Featured in the video are eleven different species of insects spanning five different taxonomic orders. Timestamps while I eat the Totino’s Pizza Rolls I didn’t finish last night for breakfast
Because everybody needs a hobby, and some of those hobbies are a little more…eccentric than others, this is a video from insect enthusiast and one of the UK’s largest breeders (of insects) Adrian Kozakiewicz of some of his praying mantis species hanging out in a miniature living room watching/attacking butterflies
These are the almost certainly unlicensed ‘Very Long Pikachu Insect Plushes’ available from Chinese online retailer AliExpress. They cost between $21 and $90 depending on length (available in 80cm, 1.1m, 1.4m and 1.7m varieties), and seeing one (or, even worse, one of every length) on a potential lover’s bed, is
Captured in the Ecuadorian rain forest by wildlife photographer and videographer David Weiller, this is a video of a monkey slug caterpillar (the larval stage of a hag moth), which is neither monkey nor slug but is a caterpillar, and mimics a tarantula so things don’t try to eat it.
Kids: they say the darndest things. And in the case of my nephews, usually loudly and when I’m trying to watch a show or take a nap. This is a short video of a precious little boy in West Virginia (my home state — hit it, John Denver!) asking if
This is a Nest doorbell cam video from the Maryland home of Betsy Mahaffey See, who received a phone notification in the night that somebody was detected at the door. I like how the mantis nibbles on its foot a little bit before providing a closeup of its abdomen, that