~~September 15, 2014~~
As some of you may know, I found “Minuscule” …. the playful videos included in several posts. Seems to me a found a “little treasure”. I find them so amusing and cute!
“Minuscule — the private life of insects is a French-made series of short video animations giving “a bird’s eye view of insects’ day to day existence, distorted through a burlesque, yet poetic lens”. The characters are computer-modeled in 3D and set against natural scenery. Each animation has a self-contained and usually humorous story line.
As it appears in …..
Small brown hairy things that thrive after dark cannot expect to be loved. And when some of them nibble your best cashmere and munch through the allotment’s crops, their reputation might seem hopelessly lost.
The moths are a paraphyletic group of insects related to the butterflies and belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths and there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth, many of which are yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are also crepuscular and diurnal species.
Primitive moths appeared 195 million years ago, during the Jurassic period. Since then, more than 150,000 known species of moths have evolved in diverse colors, shapes, and sizes ranging from the European pygmy sorrel moth, with a wingspan of just 0.1 inch (3 millimeters), to the Atlas moth of Southeast Asia, whose wingspan can reach up to 12 inches (30 centimeters).
These versatile insects have developed a number of ways to communicate and protect themselves against the predators of the night. The majority of moths use olfaction to find food and to attract mates in the dark.
Moths have two pairs of eyes — one that distinguishes between light and dark and another to decipher color, shape, and movement.
Moths use their vision to orient themselves to natural sources of light. Artificial lights—including porch lights — disorient them, causing them to fly around in circles.
~~Minuscule, sweet sweet moth~~
~~Uploaded on Jul 5, 2011~~
Minuscule “pobre polilla”
We ALL are ONE!!