Hello lovers of everything with more than 2 eyes,

So last week I spotted something unusual.
You usually associate lady beetles with eating aphids, but this time around it was eating the larva of its own kind. Below you can see a 
7 spotted lady beetle(Coccinella septempunctata) eating the larva while the larva does a shoddy job of getting away.


While waiting for the train today I stumbled upon the Western Honey Bee(Apis mellifera) which might have been too engrossed in sipping nectar that it missed the sunset. So I allowed it to crash on my couch for the night.

Honey Bees have proboscis used for sucking the nectar and also for tasting which wines pair with which cheese. Below you can see the proboscis or the tongue hanging just below the mandibles or the chewing mouthparts.




But the proboscis is actually a tongue rolled into another, in the video below you can see it extending the inner tube while sucking up some sweet nectar.



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