turquoise stripes


7/1/17                           Oak Treehopper  

Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Treehoppers)
Subfamily Membracinae
Tribe Hoplophorionini
Genus Platycotis
Species vittata (Oak Treehopper)

Explanation of Names
Platycotis vittata (Fabricius 1803)
♀ 9-13 mm, ♂ 9-12 mm(1)
Grayish spotted with yellow, or turquoise with red stripes and red eyes. With or without a thorn-like horn.
This species may be easily distinguished from all our other species of membracids (except Umbonia and Lephopelta) by its very short posterior tarsi. It usually has a long compressed pronotal horn which varies greatly in length and may be entirely absent. The wing venation shows considerable variation. Green body color, mottled or speckled with orange. (Dozier 1920)
Hornless and horned variants:

Canada to Brazil(1)
Its Nearctic range is in a horseshoe shape, taking in the mid-Atlantic states, the southeastern states, the Deep South, Arizona, California, and Oregon. Present in some midwestern states such as Ohio, but lacking in the Plains states and Rockies.
Forests and forest edges, parks, and anywhere Oak trees are found. Occasionally found on other trees, but these individuals were probably just resting on those non-Oak trees.
In Central Texas, primarily Mar-May(2)
Fairly common on deciduous and evergreen oaks, Quercus spp.
Life Cycle
Hatching occurs in Spring in the South, and in late Spring in the North. Larva pass through five instars, and adults and larva form aggregations along oak twigs of up to 100 individuals. Females seem to exhibit protective behavior, keeping predators away from the young.

Does almost no damage to the host trees—leaves only a few twig scars from oviposition.
There are four named varieties and several other color variations, and some individuals lack the pronotal horn.
See Also
P. minax is a smaller, pale yellow species which is found in California on oak. (Dozier 1920)

Umbonia crassicornis - so. FL & so. TX, on ornamental and fruit trees

anonymous asked:

The original flag included all races, nationalities, and religions. It was universal. It is so ridiculous and offensive to the creator who just died to erase such a pivotal symbol of the LGBT community. Please read up on the history behind its colors and it's deeper meaning. From a lesbian in her 40s, PLEASE don't contribute to this generations disregard for those who fought for LGBT rights.

To be honest, I don’t see how adding the black and brown stripes in an effort to highlight the contributions and presence of POC in the LGBTQ community is disregarding those who fought for our rights. After all, many of those who fought for our rights were people of color—black trans women were at the forefront of the Stonewall riots. Yes, people of color have always been part of the community but are still erased from its history and even discriminated against. Also, adding these stripes is hardly different from other subgroups of the community making their own flags, like the trans flag or the bisexual flag. The rainbow flag still exists, but this particular version of the rainbow flag is meant to honor people of color in the community. If this new flag makes queer people of color feel more welcome, I think that’s a great thing.

I am aware of the history of the pride flag. In fact, I know that the 6-colored rainbow pride flag isn’t even Gilbert Baker’s original design. The original design included pink and turquoise stripes. If we really wanted to preserve his pivotal symbol, wouldn’t we be using his original 8-colored flag? Or maybe we should just go back to only using the pink triangle symbol if we wanted to be even more historically accurate.

Symbols change all the time to more accurately represent their people. The U.S. flag, for example, originally contained 13 stars to represent the 13 colonies, but as each state was added, stars were added to the flag to symbolize them. Even with those additions, the flag is still recognizable as the U.S. flag, just like how the POC-inclusive flag is still recognizable as a rainbow flag. Besides, the “original” pride flag likely won’t be going anywhere any time soon. I’m not going to get rid of my 6-striped flag or consider it an illegitimate flag. That would just be silly. What I will do, though, is make more of an effort to be more inclusive and respectful toward queer people of color, which is what this new flag is really about.

SVT - Click a Prince: Jeonghan (Ending)

Originally posted by lordkey

Series: Click a Prince (intro

Member/s: OT13 - Jeonghan x Reader 

Words: 731

A small breeze came through the open doors to the throne room, where a long line of subjects waited, hoping that they could seek council. Even if you couldn’t come up with a piece of advice that would suit their problems, they gave you time, space, a suffocation to allow you to think about them more and more.

And then, if your advice didn’t go the way it should have, they were capable of blaming you.

Your smile was tense and forced, though you hoped that they wouldn’t be able to tell, or maybe you did want them to know, you weren’t fully sure yet. It’s not like you didn’t want to help them, it’s only that your advisory council, they were supposed to be here for this - instead of you.

“A man keeps coming to my farm, and taking my cattle. When I try to reprimand him, he denies it - he’s even abused them - shaved off the skin of their hide so that my brand won’t be there.” A red faced farmer, angrily spoke, his spit flying to hit your face.

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Pretty little work space. Inspired by the charm of this home office, we loved the infusion of color on the table top, crystal chandelier for sparkle and pattern on the walls. Adding the practical shelving to this L-shaped desk acts not only as a display for personal photos but keeps must have items tucked away and organized in storage boxes. Smart use of otherwise not so functional storage space.

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