Do Plants and Insects Coevolve? ðŸ¥€ðŸðŸŒºðŸ¦‹


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  2. Yes, yes , yes !
    My question to you kw is : Do insects meditate ? I have observed times when insects seem to be intense & in a deep state of concentration .
    Your article is deep , with intense research & a concentration of subject matter totally unsurpassable . I am blown away totally awed – you never fail to amaze me ! As always it is a pleasure to read your work – sorry if I was too noisey !! Lol

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    • Hi thenakedflorist! Thank you for your comment and your triple affirmation at the start.

      Whilst it is curious to find out whether insects meditate, we should be careful about anthropomorphizing insects or projecting human values and qualities on these six-legged animals. They may look immobile simply because they are resting or saving energy. Many insects remain motionless to avoid detection and evade predation. Some insect predators can appear “to be intense & in a deep state of concentration” when they are in the process of catching their preys by ambush.

      SoundEagle has had to tidy up some loose ends, including checking browser compatibility to make sure that everything is displayed properly and consistently across different browsers, given the stylistic diversity and presentational complexity of this post.

      By all means make more noises here, especially if you have much to stridulate about!

      Looking at the banner full of insects at the top of this webpage, what are your favourite bugs or creepy crawlies?

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  6. Why ,hello there kw, in answer to your question , I rather think that instead of having a favourite insect , bug or creepy crawly as you say , I have enjoyed meeting a small group insects ,butterflies,moths along the way .
    My experiences started as a child , collecting cocoons from the gum tree & putting them in an ice cream container with breathing holes in the lid ,carefully storing on top of the wardrobe until one day wondering what the noise was – only to find the gum emperor moths were hatching & the joy of releasing them after enjoying the wonders & beauty of nature . Seeing a leopard slug in my Aussie garden & chancing across the mating ritual .Enjoying the excitment my nephews showed while watching a praying mantis .Meeting a hawk moth for the first time flying recklessly at the lamp near my orchids .Having a butterfly attracted to my shirt .Noticing a huntsman spider run past me into the house was scarily exciting but memorable too . In recent years discovering the blue banded bee lead me to purchase a poster of native bees of NSW – so
    you see it’s all part of the journey & nature has many surprises . I do look forward to meeting the orchid mantis , I think it is very intriguing & I
    thank you so much for introducing me to such a special insect :-)) please tell us what your fav insect is ? ❤

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    • Hi thenakedflorist! It has indeed been SoundEagle’s pleasure to introduce you to the quintessential imposter of Phalaenopsis in the post entitled “Orchid Mantis: Imitation and Disguise” where you also left a long comment quoted here as follows:

      Insects have been a source of interest since a child .I couldn’t bear passing a dead bumble bee – possibly starved to death on a window sill in a neighbours stairwell & would conduct a funeral in the garden complete with a burial .As a teen I collected cocoons off a gum tree in the garden & carefully stored the icecream container above the wardrobe only to be distracted by an unusual noise months later as they were hatching ! The gum emperor moth is a beauty especially up close & personal . Growing swan plant in the garden was common place coz everybody loved the monarch butterfly & I replicated this practice while raising my brood 🙂
      Because we inherited an established garden we were blessed to have huge stick insects – that must have been a good age . They were gentle giants & very vonerable to severe weather conditions & of course preditors especially birds .
      SoundEagle introduced me to the orchid mantis & I’m not surprised that they are so clever in attracting insect meals !! It’s almost as if the beauty & longevity of the orchid will eventually get what it requires or wants !
      The mantis on the other hand is individual & a special patron just passing through , a master at stage makeup & costumery – quite the A – list Actor with an impressive string of successes .
      Just as Salvador Dali used to cage crickets & enjoy their music I can imagine Miss Mantis having her own Phalanopsis within an ornately decorated cage in a central position in a glorious conservatory or alfresco in a green room hanging prominently & easily viewed by all in attendance .Mother Nature is amazing & I am careful to respect her & her creatures especially if I want to see my grandchildren enjoy her also :-))

      Your love for, and fond memories of, insects are delightful. Thank you for sharing them here. To answer your question, let it be known that SoundEagle’s favourite insects include eye-catching butterflies, moths, hoverflies and ladybirds. However, as the following videos shown, some spiders also tickle SoundEagle’s fancy, especially the pintsized peacock spiders, including Maratus splendens in New South Wales and Victoria, as well as Maratus speciosus, Maratus caeruleus, Maratus avibus and Maratus pardus in Western Australia.

      In Sydney, you are more likely to find Maratus volans and Maratus amabilis.

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    • These peacock spiders are indeed the birds of paradise in the world of arthropods. Considering their minute bodies and brains in comparison to those of their much larger avian counterparts, one can be readily impressed by the intricacy and sophistication of their adornments and behaviours, both of which are really quite amazing!

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