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The saying 'you are what you eat' is true for these insects as stunning pictures show their abdomens changing colour as they sip on sugar drops.

Tasting the rainbow: The ants whose multi-coloured abdomens show exactly what they've been eating

Interesting: Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India captured beautiful photos of these translucent ants eating a specially colored liquid sugar. Some of the ants would even move between the food resulting in new color combinations in their stomachs.

ants carry chilli peppers back to the nest

Hard-working ants lift huge chili peppers over their heads as they march along on their hind legs toward their nest. The scene was captured by keen photographer Yahya Taufikurrahman, at his home in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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butterflies hanging from the ceiling. My future craft room shall have random things hanging it, like this!

Venezuelan Poodle Moth

This is the recently discovered poodle moth photographed by taxonomist Dr Arthur Anker during a recent trip to Venezuela. Poodle moth isn't its official name though, that's just what people are calling it until it can be properly classified.

butterflies after the struggle

Newly-emerged Blue Morpho butterflies photographed at the Calgary Zoo. Fine, we should all be like butterflies, metamorphosis .

Pale Green Awlet (Burara gomata Coeliadinae, Hesperiidae) Coeliadinae is a subfamily of the skipper butterfly family (Hesperiidae) and includes the awls & awlets. by John Horstman {Pu'er, Yunnan, China}