From the artful & insightful Green Porno series.
Minutes ago, Marlin Rice won the Entomological Society of America’s “Your Entomology” award for this captivating video of African termite-raiding ants:
Incidentally, Marlin was one of our BugShot photo workshop participants this summer in Florida. He’s a talented still photographer, too.
Another charming segment from the BBC:
There are as many species of dung beetle on our planet as there are mammal species. Think about that, for a bit of perspective.
A short natural history video by French naturalist Vincent Lefebvre:
This little Claviger beetle is a parasite of ant nests, tricking adults and larvae into regurgitating food for it. In spite of their freeloading behavior, notice how attractive the ants find the beetle, even in the chaotic conditions of a nest disturbed by the videographer.
The trailer for Microcosmos, a 1996 macro masterpiece by Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou.
Microcosmos contains what might be the most famous sex scene to ever grace the silver screen. If you’ve not seen it, do.
*update* – after posting this, Mrs. Myrmecos and I decided to watch Microcosmos on Netflix. It’s such a pleasure to watch an unnarrated film. Nature does not need some blowhard reading an overdramatized script.