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Rembrandt meets insect pupae

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Cottony Insect Pupae 5230

Don’t you like the cottony texture of these insect pupae? (Thanks to Mike Quinn for telling me what they are.) This is a close view, so each of the tiny chambers measured at most 3/16 of an inch (5 mm) in length.

I was wandering west of Morado Circle in northwest Austin on April 1st when I found this little low-rent apartment complex. And while we’re on that subject, did you know that most of the inhabitants of ancient Rome lived in apartments or behind shops or in rented rooms rather than in houses? The Romans called their apartment buildings insulae, meaning islands. Nihil novum sub sole, there’s nothing new under the sun.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 15, 2013 at 6:12 AM

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