Hornets creeps me out but this photo is stunning and terrifying at the same time.A portrait of a hornet by Dusan Beno Bug-obsessed Slovakian student, Dusan Beno captures detailed macro portraits of insects and spiders. He catches his subjects in the great outdoors and then "bug-naps" them by taking them back to his home for photo-shoots.
The Mirror Spider (Thwaitesia sp.) has an abdomen covered in reflective silver 'plates'. What's fascinating about these plates is that when the spider moves, they contract; after a period of resting they dilate again to cover the entire abdomen.
Meet the Mirror Spider, a spider with shiny guanine crystal patches on its back that give it the appearance of the broken glass mosaic you made in arts & crafts class. The shiny parts appear small when the spider is on the move but grow to cover the entire abdomen when at rest... #DiscoSpider