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Monotropa Uniflora

"Also known as the ghost plantIndian pipe, or corpse plant. 

Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees. 

The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.

The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”

via likeafieldmouse


Crambid Moth (Palpita sp., Spilomelinae, Crambidae)

sinobug:

Lymantriid Moth (Arctornis sp., Lymantriinae, Erebidae)Geometrid Swallowtail Moth (Ourapteryx clara, Ennominae, Geometridae)Geometrid Moth (Geometridae)Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae) "The Ghost"Tussock Moth (Euproctis sp., Lymantriinae, Erebidae)White Scarab Beetle (Cyphochilus insulanus, Melolonthinae)Late Instar Atlas Moth Caterpillar (Atlas attacus, Saturniidae)Mealybug (Pseudococcidae)Black V Moth (Arctornis l-nigrum, Lymantriinae, Erebidae)Eye Looper Moth (Problepsis vulgaris, Sterrhinae, Geometridae)Flatid Planthopper Nymph (Flatidae)Tussock Moth (Lymantria sp., Lymantriinae, Erebidae)

Click individual images to see identification (linked to my Flickr page)…..

See my other posts in the Colours in Nature Series HERE.

See more Chinese insects and spiders on my Flickr site HERE……


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