Stinky but Beautiful Bug Named After Picasso

iNaturalist | Alan Manson

It’s interesting to see the patterns on animals’ and insects’ skin. Some of them are so special, and oddly beautiful, but there’s one in particular that amazes you with her shell, from which it also takes her name.

Introduce yourself with Sphaerocoris annulus, AKA the “Zulu Hud Bug”, AKA the Picasso bug. Seeing the colors on its shell, it makes you think that Pablo Picasso himself painted it, so biologists who discovered it just went ahead and named it after the great artist.

According to Our Breathing Planet, this insect belongs to the Shield Backed Bug family, and it’s about the size of a fingernail.

Interestingly, the beautiful design in their shells isn’t just for the aesthetics. These bugs use its colors an patterns to send out warning to predators, and if they feel threatened they emit a noxious odor, so it’s better to adore them form far away.

Picasso bugs are mostly located in more tropical areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Even though they seem to appear in quite stable numbers, they are still considered to be at some risk due to the threats caused by habitat loss and climate change.


iNaturalist | Alan Manson

23 Y.O. Daughter Who Lives At Her Dad’s House Rent-Free “Exposes” Him On Social Media For Excluding Her From Family Vacation By Not Buying Her A Plane Ticket

Each parent has a different parenting style. With each parenting style comes a different way of showing a misbehaving child their wrongdoing, along with a different way of correcting such wrongdoings.

This father had a very terrible daughter. In his post in the Am I The A-Hole subreddit, he began by describing his daughter as someone who had a bad attitude and barely made it through high school. This is in contrast with her younger sister, who was the cream of the crop. To reward the younger, he thought of taking her on a fully-paid vacation. When the older heard of it, she wanted to come but agreed that she would pay her expenses. Come the day of the trip, the older hadn’t paid for her trip yet because she assumed that her father would vouch for her. Follow the full story below!

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This father is asking if he was wrong for not fully paying for her daughter’s vacation

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The father received split reactions from those who believed he did nothing wrong and those who believed he practiced favoritism.

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