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" Thoses butterflies are half female, half male. It’s suffering from bilateral gynandromorphism, which is a rare genetic disorder that afflicts insects, arachnids, crustaceans and birds, and it could be caused when two sperm enter the egg. Humans are not at risk. "
Butterflies are among the most frequently noticed gynandromorphs, owing to the creatures’ oft-exaggerated sexual dimorphism – that is, male and female butterflies of the same species can differ greatly in both size and coloration.Since butterflies display their brightest colors on their wings, marked asymmetry in the color and patterning of the wing scales is easily noticed from a distance by both human observers and hungry predators. One wonders what other butterflies think… dogynandromorph butterflies attract males and females, repel either gender, or a little of both?Moths can be afflicted by gynandromorphism to the same degree as butterflies but being primarily night-active insects, coloration plays a lesser role in display and identification. That leaves size, which isn’t good news if you’re a gynandromorphic moth. These bizarre creatures can also be identified by their antennae: those of males are feathery, those of females are slender.
"This is what happens when you die. That is what happens when he dies. And that is what happens when they die. It’s all very personal."
Never get out of the car, Vanscapes by Alison Turner
Stunningly picturesque moments captured by photographer Finn Beales.
this eases the entire fuck out of my mind.
American greasers hang out in the park. The greaser subculture began in the 1950s with the advent of rock and roll and was comprised largely of rebellious, working-class youths obsessed with hot rods and music. The name greaser came from their greased-back hairstyle, which involved combing back hair with wax, tonics or pomade.
I love old pictures with stories.