30 October 2012

Tuesday Crustie: Kingdom hopping

“Zen, where’s my arthopod?”

This is a crustacea. Lindernia crustacea, to give it its proper Latin name. Or, to use an English name, Malaysian false pimpernel. Not sure how the species name connects to the animals, but a lovely little bloom regardless.

Photo by bob in swamp on Flickr; used under a Creative Commons license.

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