Thursday, 6 December 2012

Amazing Pink Insects in Nature

Pink color is very rare in nature, except of course, colorful flowers, but when it comes to animals, especially insects to the exclusive rights. If you've ever had the luck to see the shocking pink insect and thought it was the only one, you are wrong, yet there are much more.! Here you can see just such a unique list of unusual pink color insects.

Pink Lady Bug

Some types of wildlife need to stand out. The rare pink LadyBug is proof of that. A pink Lady Bug is rare, but not so rare that we don't have photographs to enjoy!

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This capture reminds me of a 'girly girl scene. I think: Barbie, dollhouses, glitter & playing princess - when I see this. This is so surreal... like a dream. Yet this ladybug is so cute & inviting. I feel like she is inviting me in to play.

Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybird beetles, are actually beetles in the Coleoptera family Coccinellidae. As insects go, they are a very beneficial group, being natural enemies of many insects, especially aphids and other critters that damage plants by feeding on their sap.

Pink Katydid

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First discovered in 1887, TreeHugger argues you'd be more likely to spot a unicorn in the wild than one of these precious hot pink critters, especially given only one in 500 have this fluorescent glow.

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Pink katydid: the pink colouring of some katydids is due to a condition called erythrism, an unusual reddish pigmentation that can affect an animal's body, skin, feathers, hair or eggshells. It is caused by diet or a genetic mutation that either leads to the absence of a normal pigment or the excessive production of another. in katydids, the pink colouring might be a kind of camouflage that hides them on reddish or pinkish plants.

Pink Grasshopper

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Ever seen a bright pink grasshopper?The Pink grasshopper is probably an unusual colour form of a common grasshopper.

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They can be variable in colour with green, brownish, purple-red and pink forms recorded, although green forms are most common. Colour forms are genetically determined and some populations can show high frequency of pink grasshoppers.

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The range of the Meadow Grasshopper extends from the Atlantic coast of Europe to the Urals. It is found from Scandinavia in the north to southern Spain and Anatolia in the south. It prefers moist vegetation and in southern regions is typically found in river valleys and at altitude (up to approx 2000m), not being found in arid areas.

Pink Praying Mantis

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Mantodea (or mantises, mantes) is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 valid species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae.

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The English common name for any species in the order is "praying mantis", because of the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore-limbs, although the eggcorn "preying mantis" is sometimes used in reference to their predatory habits.

Pink Dragonflies

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This is the first dragonflies very special life in the Americas. Especially in the same pink dragonfly is found only in males and dark pink as when they're young.Males of the Roseate Skimmer dragonfly (Orthemis ferruginea) are characterized by their bright pink body (abdomen, actually) whereas the females prefer orange shades.

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Dragonflies are important predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and very rarely butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Some 5680 different species of dragonflies are known in the world today.

Pink Spider

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Flamingos aside, you do not get to see the color pink in the animal kingdom a great deal.  A notable exception is and the pink spider.  Yet this is by no means a separate species – this coloring affects around one in 500.  You may have already guessed that the condition is something similar to albinism.

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Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms.

Pink Elephant Hawk Moth

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Deilephila elpenor, known as the Elephant Hawk-moth, is a large moth of the Sphingidae family.
The species is found throughout Britain and Ireland. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan).

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Introduced specimens have been found in British Columbia. In most of their range, the adults are seen from May to July and the caterpillars from July to September, when they pupate. However in some parts of the Mediterranean and China the adults may be seen from April on, sometimes having two broods in a year.

Pink Flatid Hopper

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The flatid hoppers begin their lives pink from carotenoid synthesis. They feed on host plants and as a result they can be found in colonies which can be as large as 50 individuals. As they age they lose their colouration, becoming green.Ankarana national park, Madagascar.

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At first glance it may seem that twig strewn soft pink buds that are about to dissolve. No matter how true! If you get closer, it becomes clear that this is not at all the flowers, but very real creatures - hundreds of pink insects. If they bother, they will take off and land in a safe place, and once again become the beautiful "flowers."

Pink Cyanide Millipede

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Among the most bizarre to be discovered was a hot-pink, spiny dragon millipede, Desmoxytes purpurosea.. The millipedes have glands that produce cyanide to protect them from predators.

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First documented in 2007, the shocking pink dragon millipede--yes, that's its real name--is among more than a thousand new species found in the Greater Mekong region in the last ten years, WWF announced on December 15, 2008. Far from a fashion statement, the animal's bright color probably warns predators of the millipede's toxicity.

Pink Moth

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A moth is an insect related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Most of this order are moths; there are thought to be about 160,000 species of moth (nearly ten times the number of species of butterfly), with thousands of species yet to be described.

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Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species. This beautiful pink moth is obviously active and remarkable day.

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