or a nymph

The Faerie Aesthetic
  • soft dresses in earthy tones, perhaps slightly worn at the edges
  • little scratches and cuts below your knees from thistles and brambles
  • hair loose and uninhibited, tousled slightly by the wind
  • hopping across stones over babbling brooks
  • running barefoot through grass and woodland
  • collecting wildflowers in a little straw basket
  • quietly humming and singing nonsensical rhymes
  • making daisy chains
  • rosy cheeks, pink lips and big eyes
  • flowers in hair and ribbons around wrists and ankles
  • laughing childishly, unprovoked and unrestrained
  • making small jam sandwiches cut into triangles, and eating them in picnics in the woods
  • dancing freely, twirling and laughing and stumbling without thought
  • secrets and mischief 

kosmochior  asked:

hey I'm making a plant based diamond for a contest I'm entering and I'm stuck on what I should add to her can I pm for tips I would really like your help on her design ;^;!

hmmm well I used to have a whole bunch of nymph characters I’d doodle that had floral inspired hair and I always think that’s nifty, so if you wanted to you could incorporate something like that to show off her plant theme

top is succulent, middle is rose and bottom is peony.
the water ones had sea anemone hair ofc 😌

my PM is always open to anyone that wants to message tho but I don’t always get around to checking frequently that’s all >

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Incomplete Metamorphosis

Most people are aware of insects that undergo complete metamorphosis, where the lifecycle of an individual looks like this:
egg > larva > pupa > adult
This is the life cycle of butterflies, bees, beetles, flies, and many more. But have you ever wondered why you never see baby grasshoppers or baby stinkbugs? Well, you probably have!

Many insects undergo incomplete metamorphosis. The lifecycle looks like this:
egg > nymph > adult
There are multiple nymph stages that grow and look more like the adult with each molt. Once an individual reaches adulthood, it will no longer molt. Insects who go through incomplete metamorphosis can regrow legs if they are lost as a nymph; they will grow back a little bit with each molt. But once an adult limb is lost, it’s gone forever, since adults typically only live long enough to reproduce. An insect may live for many years as a nymph (think periodic cidadas! They live as nymphs underground for over 10 years!)

In incomplete metamorphosis, the newborn insects look like insects (not worms), and more or less have the same parts they will have as adults with one exception: wings. The easiest way to know if you have a nymph or an adult of one of these insects is to look for wings. If it doesn’t have wings, or it has little tiny wing buds, then you have a nymph! The one exception is some species of stick insects–many do not have wings as adults, and you will only know an individual is an adult by inspecting their private parts at the end of their abdomens.

Photos:
1. Acanthocephala femorata: Florida leaf-footed bug
2. Praying mantis (Stagmomantis?)
3. Megaphasma denticrus: giant walkingstick insect
4. Zelus renardii - Leafhopper assassin bug
5. Leptoglossus phyllopus: Eastern leaf-footed bug
6. Darner dragonfly (nymph exuvia after adult has emerged)