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image: Image of the Day: Home Invader

Image of the Day: Home Invader

By | September 3, 2014

The Asian camel cricket (Diestrammena asynamora), once thought to dwell mainly in greenhouses, is now more common than native camel crickets in and around homes in the eastern United States.

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image: Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Stare-Down

Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Stare-Down

By | September 2, 2014

An osprey, sometimes called a sea hawk, looks around at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.

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image: Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?

Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?

By | August 29, 2014

These comma-shape bacteria (Vibrio tasmaniensis) cultured from sand produce iron compounds that promote the growth of other bacteria.

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image: Image of the Day: Heart of a Killer

Image of the Day: Heart of a Killer

By | August 28, 2014

The tube-like heart of a mosquito (Anopheles gambiae), pictured in green, extends horizontally through its body, with diamond-shaped muscles projecting onto it.

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image: Image of the Day: Retinal Receiver

Image of the Day: Retinal Receiver

By | August 27, 2014

Mouse retinal ganglion cells (green) extend from the eye to the brain to transmit information from photoreceptors.

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image: Image of the Day: Thorny Trespasser

Image of the Day: Thorny Trespasser

By | August 26, 2014

Seeds of the invasive weed houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) were likely introduced to North America through contaminated cereal seed.

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image: Image of the Day: Banded Bee

Image of the Day: Banded Bee

By | August 25, 2014

The paddle-like mandibles of this leafcutter bee (Megachile sp.) lack cutting edges and are likely used to move mud around.

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image: Image of the Day: Bongo-netted Baby

Image of the Day: Bongo-netted Baby

By | August 22, 2014

This tiny larva—either an octopus or a squid in the making—was captured in a remotely operated underwater vehicle's bongo-shaped suction net.

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image: Image of the Day: Vine Farming

Image of the Day: Vine Farming

By | August 21, 2014

Sap-sucking nymphs on this vine (Gouania lupuloides) are often herded by ants, who protect the nymphs in exchange for honeydew.

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image: Image of the Day: Squid Shine

Image of the Day: Squid Shine

By | August 20, 2014

The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) relies on light produced by its symbiotic bacteria for camouflage.

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