Australian GPs reveal why they are risking their reputations by diagnosing patients with Lyme disease—from bacteria that are not even supposed to be in Australia. The treatment, high-dose antibiotics, is alarming health authorities and the nation’s chief medical officer has formed an advisory committee to look into this controversial disease. Di Martin investigates.
Dragonfly's:- Mosquitoes, flies and midges are a large part of their diet. This fact alone should endear these stunning insects to us.
Beautiful shot of a dragonfly covered in morning dew.
Here are 4 things you didn’t know about these amazing creatures
? Their larval stage can last up to two years.
? They can catch prey by grabbing it with their feet.
? A single dragonfly eats hundreds of mosquitoes a day.
? The globe skinner dragonfly has the longest migration of any known insect.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1h6taHH via Smithsonian magazine
Image: Davin Chambon
A new type of WASP, this one is sure to be appreciated!
Look out! We’re letting wasps loose in underground mines. Well, err, not those kinds of wasps exactly. Today we launched our Wireless Ad hoc System for Positioning (WASP) technology. WASP can be used to hone in on mine workers deep underground, helping to save lives. More on our blog: http://ow.ly/o4HJb
A true tropical Bullant (Mymecia sp). These primitive ants are common in south eastern Australia, but a few species reside in the tropical north. I found this one last night at Mount Hypipamee, at an elevation of around 1200 metres. This ant was around 30mm long. They have enormous mandibles and a powerful sting.