Month: October 2012

Wampug: Best Pet Costume Ever?

From the uploader: Meet Chubbs the Wampug!! Every year I make a new costume for my pug Chubbs and this year was no exception. This year she became the dreaded Hoth Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back! Here she coming directly from her photoshoot and looking cute as can be! Beware…the...

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‘Halloween’ Lobster Debuts at Boston Aquarium

photo: New England Aquarium photo: New England Aquarium A lobster with an orange and black side, perfectly split down the middle has arrived at the New England Aquarium, in costume, just in time for Halloween. The New England Aquarium said the lobster came from a lobsterman named Dana Duhaime from Salem. He discovered the one pound, female lobster in his traps off Bakers Channel of Beverly.  Bill Murphy, an aquarium biologist, picked up the seasonally colored crustacean Sunday, according to Aquarium officials. The New England Aquarium says 2012 has been an exceptional year for a plethora of strangely colored...

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Meet the Caterpillar That Looks Exactly Like a Jack-o-Lantern!

© SoonChye  © John Horstman   © John Horstman © Siew Chuan Cheah Habitat: Coeliadinae has representatives in tropical and subtropical regions of South America, Africa, Asia and Australia Status: Not Listed Happy Halloween!! In honor of this glorious holiday, may I present to you a Hesperiid (skipper) caterpillar of the subfamily Coeliadinae(Awls and Awlets). I think it’s pretty obvious why I chose to feature this creature today – just look at its face! If that doesn’t look exactly like a meticulously carved jack-o-lantern then I don’t know what does! Nature, you’re pretty damn artistic. On Sunday I tried...

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RUN! It’s the Moss Monster From the Black Lagoon!!

© Robert Oelman  © Robert Oelman © Robert Oelman  © Robert Oelman © Robert Oelman Habitat: Central & South America Status: Not Listed I really wouldn’t be surprised if Hollywood scooped this bizarre insect up as its inspiration for the next big movie monster. Move over Godzilla. Luckily though, its freaky face is the worst part about this creature. It’s really not dangerous at all. In fact, it’s just a Moss-mimicking Walking Stick (Trychopeplus laciniatus)! You have to admit though, this guy has quite the bone-chilling expression in the first photo. Definitely wouldn’t want to wake up to that...

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Trick or Treat! It’s The Moth Dressed as a Clown For Halloween!

© Jorge  via: © Emir Filho Habitat: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador and Peru Status: Not Listed  Decked in a fuzzy coat of clown fluff is the Rosy Flannel Moth (Trosia nigropunctigera). It must be convenient to always be dressed in a Halloween costume. Maybe there’s a perpetual costume party going on in the rainforest and cloud forest habitats at altitudes between about 400-1200m… which is where this creature lives! Um, I’d like an invite,...

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