Beautiful American dung beetle video


This video says about itself:

Meet a Beautiful Beetle That Loves to Eat Poop | National Geographic

15 June 2017

Watch an entomologist search beneath piles of bison poop for rainbow scarabs, a beautiful dung beetle native to North America.

Snail hitchhiking on terrapin, video


This video from South Africa says about itself:

31 May 2017

Unbeknown to it, this Terrapin was hitchhiking a snail, much to the amusement of Franscois and his guests! Video by Franscois Rosslee.

How ladybugs fold their wings


This video says about itself:

How to pack wings like a ladybug | Science News

13 June 2017

Ladybugs are experts at packing a lot of junk in their trunk. See how it’s done in the video above. Read more here.

Florida, USA wasp among flowers, video


This video from Florida in the USA says about itself:

6 May 2017

Blue Mud Dauber Wasp attracted to super bloom of Saw Palmettos. The thousands of saw palmettos that make up the under-story of the pine forest jungle behind the Backyard are all in full bloom.

The heavy sweet smell of this is overwhelming and as you might imagine attracts flying insects of all kinds. Many types of bees and wasps collect the pollen of the palmetto and the most interesting is this large striking metallic blue mud dauber, rarely seen in the foraging mode as it is a solitary low profile wasp that is not at all aggressive even when you stick a camera in its face. Another … thing about these big wasps is that they are major spider killers including brown and black widows.

Facial recognition changes a wasp’s brain: here.

New Zealand giant snail eats worm, video


This video says about itself:

Rare Giant Snail Feasts On Earthworm – Wild New Zealand – BBC Earth

11 June 2017

When the air itself becomes saturated and the temperature is just right, rare giants start to emerge. Armed with 6 thousand teeth to shred its prey, the Powelliphanta snail is a voracious predator with revolting table manners.

Rare wasps in the Netherlands, video


This 4 June 2016 video shows Stephanus serrator wasps. It says about itself:

On dead tree. First the male, from 43 s on the female. A rare wasp parasitic on larvae of longhorn beetles.

The video was recorded in Ohé en Laak village in Maasgouw local authority in Dutch Limburg province. This species is very rare in the Netherlands.

Common blue butterflies in love


This 6 June 2017 video is about two common blue butterflies mating. A second male tries, in vain, to disturb the couple.

Susanne Vedder in the Netherlands made this video.