end0skeletal:

Bipalium is a genus of large predatory land planarians. They are often loosely called “hammerhead worms” or “broadhead planarians” because of the distinctive shape of their head region.

Hammerhead worms have no respiratory system, no circulatory system, no skeleton, and a mouth for an anus. Predatory and large, with some species capable of growing to half a meter long, hammerhead worms are a global menace. Native to the tropic and temperate zones of Asia and Australasia, hammerhead worms have invaded almost every corner of Europe and the United States.

A number of hammerhead worm species feed exclusively on earthworms, literally tearing them apart before dissolving them in enzymes and drinking them up.
Destroying native populations of earthworms wreaks havoc on native ecosystems.

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vicloud:

Giethoorn in Netherlands has no roads or any modern transportation at all, only canals. Well, and 176 bridges too. Tourists have to leave their cars outside of the village and travel here by foot or boat by. So you can probably imagine how peaceful it is here.

Me running to my kayak at 2am cause I need Oreos before the Wälmart closes

ainawgsd:

The Ural owl (Strix uralensis) is a medium-sized nocturnal owl of the genus Strix, with up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia.

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ainawgsd:

The northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) is a non-migratory owl that usually stays within its breeding range, though it sometimes irrupts southward. It is one of the few owls that is neither nocturnal nor crepuscular, being active only during the day. This is the only living species in the genus Surnia of the family Strigidae. The species is sometimes called simply the hawk owl; however, many species of owls in the genus Ninox are also called “hawk owls”.

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onboardthestar-shiptitanic:

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heedra:

with some bugs it really does feel less like the larval stage is the ‘baby’ stage and more like its the ‘normal’ stage and the bug’s final form is just their extra special final form they use to fuck

I was actually distraught as a child when I found out that an antlion was “just” a “larva” to something else but later I learned that they spend two to three entire years that way and the adult only lives for a couple of months.

Butterflies are also shorter lived than caterpillars; we can think of them more as the caterpillar dispersal system.

We also always hear about how “mayflies only live a few days” but that ignores the fact that they, too, spend years as aquatic nymphs.

same for dobsonflies, which live for maybe a week as adults, but for years as enormous highly predatory aquatic larvae called hellgrammites.

except with dobsonflies, all forms feel a bit extra. If they were pokemon they would be some late generation multi-form legendary

Pretty, graceful adult dragonflies live only for like seven months, but beforehand they spend five years as this

aquatic predatory incarnation of bullshit, which hunts other aquatic insects and even small fish with its big fucking xenomorph mouthparts.

not to make a long thread longer but i think the ultimate manifestation of powered up final fuck form is 17 year periodical cicadas

like they  arent just hibernating or something, they spend the length of a human adolescence as these nymphs living underground and feeding on fluids from roots. and after 17 years their population group emerges in eerie synchronization and they all molt into their adult stage, which only survives for a few weeks . like 99.5% of their life is spent in their “baby” stage and the final .05% of it is a powered up flight capable adult form that exists solely to scream and fuck

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