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

Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
Photo: Australia Zoo via Getty Images

When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

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3. His wife and two childrens are continuing his legacy

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