On the other hand it is "Inktober" month and here's my first Inktober post for this year. And I guess I was wrong, ink does make it better.
Also, it is Halloween and this looks like a real good Halloween Fae costume. (In pen and pencil)
Good afternoon Sunday and everyone! Sorry for the late posting, I'm on my second day off and it's I managed to make this new drawing. My second attempt to give MAYOU some clothes: And...I think I love this one. Especially when I've highlighted it in pencil, I don't know if I should ink it.
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Hoverfly larva or Rat-tailed maggot (Syrphidae), using its extensible siphon to reach atmospheric oxygen. Thanks to this adaptation, Hoverfly larvae can live in habitats with extremely low levels of dissolved oxygen.
Day 18 of #morbidoctober : Myiasis. Now, only swipe if you can handle maggots feasting on live humans cause that is what myiasis is.
There are generally two ways to get yourself some new pets like this:
1. Flies lay their eggs into an open wound or body orifice where the larvae hatch and start munching away (e.g. flesh fly and housefly)
2. Flies lay their eggs on intact skin where the larvae hatch, bury themselves into the skin and then start munching away (e.g. botfly)
Some fly species require a host for their larvae state, others just infest mammals on accident cause their eggs somehow got into a orifice or wound.
The infestation can cause secondary bacterial infections which often leads to sepsis. While extensive maggot infestation is mainly seen in tropical countries amongst the poorest of the poor, tourists traveling in these regions sometimes bring home an unexpected souvenir: an inflamed boil will form somewhere on the body which turns into a small ulcer with a tiny hole in the middle (the breathing hole for the maggot). Sometimes the patients have a feeling as if something is moving in the wound. It is hard to diagnose myiasis (unless of course there is an extensive infestation) as the symptoms are unspecific and rarely seen, but once the culprit is identified treatment is easy. If the location of the wound allows it petroleum jelly is used to cover the breathing hole, forcing the larva out. Surgical removal is also an option, especially if the maggots made themselves at home in the intestinal or genitourinary tract.
The maggots taste for decaying flesh however is also very useful: the larvae of the green bottle fly are used to clean necrotizing wounds as they only eat necrotic tissue, very effectively cleaning the wound to promote healing. They come in small bags (called Biobags) that are applied on the wound, or they are covered with gauze so you don't actually see them crawling around and they stay where they were placed.
My aunt (a nurse) has seen an extensive maggot infestation on the leg of a homeless man here in Germany. I was not that lucky yet. #botfly#larvae#maggot#fly#myiasis#medical#morbid#wound#creepycrawly
My gorgeous Echeveria being eaten alive at the end of our very damp scottish summer by tiny caterpillar/larvae bugs plus a nasty earwig. Any idea what they are? Now moved safely indoors for winter. Will update.
This little maggoty grub is the larvae of a long snouted acorn weevil. Happy I finally caught one emerging on camera 😃 This little grub worms it’s way out of the acorn womb at this time of year & buries itself underground or in deep leaf litter.. (Well, that’s if a hungry robin or wood mouse doesn’t find it first 😋) The grub will then pupate some more to then emerge as a acorn weevil which has a very long snout in order to bore a hole into acorns to start the cycle all over again 🤩 The third photo is not mine, I nabbed it from the interweb to show you what the adult looks like & laugh at its really long snout 😆 What an amazing little creature & very delicious to many birds & mammals 🐿 🐭 🐦 Ah the circle of life 🌍 #acornweevil#larvae#acorn#bugs#entemology#alwayslearning#gettoknowyourbugs#insects#beetle#beetlelarvae#woodland#woodlandceatures#nature#oak
📡EN: You might know Fruit Fly (Drosophila spp.), But have you ever seen a larva eating this species? 🇧🇷PT: Talvez você conheça a Mosca-das-frutas (Drosophila spp.), mas sera que você ja viu uma larvinha desta espécie se alimentando?
Ici, la première chose que l'on voit, ce n'est pas l'animal (qui est bien en bas à droite de la feuille, voir photo 3), mais les jolis dessins que l'on voit par transparence. On appelle "mines" ces galeries creusées dans l'épaisseur de la feuille. Les petits points noirs sont les crottes déposées par l'animal. Leur position sur le côté du "tunnel" indique qu'il s'agit d'une larve de mouche. #diptera#mine#feuille#leaf#fly#larve#larvae
The white butterfly parasite wasp is one of nature's craziest creations. When dozens of parasitic larvae are layed within a caterpillar, they emerge without killing the host. Instead, with the power of brain-controlling chemicals, the infected is forced to spin a protective cocoon around the wasp larvae for them to grow. As its final move before death, the parasited caterpillar stands on top, twitching around if any predators or movement is detected.
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