“Scientists have built a digital camera inspired by the compound eyes of insects like bees and flies. The camera’s hemispherical array of 180 microlenses gives it a 160 degree field of view and the ability to focus simultaneously on objects at different depths.”
“A new species of tiny fly named after the fairy in “Peter Pan” is mind-blowingly miniscule, with delicate wings trimmed in fringe.
Tinkerbella nana is a newly discovered species of fairyfly from Costa Rica. Fairyflies are a type of chalcid wasp, and almost all are parasites, living on the eggs and larvae of other insects. It’s a gruesome way to live, but it makes fairyflies useful for farmers, who sometimes import them to control nasty pests.”
Millipede’s 750 Wiggling Legs Snag World Record
“The world’s leggiest creature on record is even more bizarre than its 750 wiggling limbs attest, according to new research.
The white millipede namedlllacme plenipes (Latin for “the pinnacle plentiful feet”) and found only in a small area of Northern California wowed researchers with its unusually complex build in such a tiny package — it measures 0.4-1.2 inches (1-3 centimeters) long.”
“An entomologist randomly viewing the images noted the distinct pattern of veins in the insect’s wings, which sport black markings and two white spots (see image above), and suspected the creature was an undescribed species.”