Things I should be proud of: Good health, good relationships, academic progress.

Things I am proud of: My collection of hundreds of precious often flawless gems which I have hurled into a trough in the house in windhelm on Skyrim.



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Imagine Erisal and Nistha strapped into 69 position.



no one ever says that Rome needed help from aliens to build their empire

#l laughed for days when i found out that #ancient egyptians used water to reduce friction and move blocks for distances #and that this was literally DEPICTED ON THEIR HIEROGLYPHICS #but ~western archaeologists~ #thought that the pouring of water depicted ~superstitious rituals~ #jfc



So dramatic!

This has made me laugh really loudly, twice.

#560 - Catoxophylla cyanuages - Giant Flightless Cossid Moth



photo by lab_jazz

This is a really interesting one. Lyn sent me the photo after their road-trip to the remote and tiny country town of Mullewa. While they were wandering around photographing the wildflowers, they spotted this huge moth on a tree trunk.

I posted it on BowerBird, and some of us agreed it appeared to be an Endoxyla, but the tiny wings were a puzzle. As far as I knew, female Endoxylas are perfectly capable of flight, and there was no way this one was getting off the ground without a helicopter. Perhaps she was still inflating them? In which case still being out in daylight was suicidal.

But Ken Walker identified it as something much rarer and interesting.

The genus Catoxophylla has only one species - “cyanuages”. In this species, the male has functional wings while the females wings are non-functional. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Western Australia.

This is a wonderful find and image. I just checked Google images and there are no live images for this species on the web. Yours will be the first!!! Congratulations.

So much kudos to Lyn for spotting and photographing it :)