And here I was thinking that the shells were the wings. Thank you Internet.
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WOW!!! Just that. WOW! And AWESOME!!!!!!!!
the fact Nika knows so much about... everything makes me wonder if she is just a normal person or the human child of google and wikipedia
Nika; mommy, what's for dinner?
answer; results 1 - 10 out of approximately 1.530.000 for "what's for dinner"(0.42 seconds)
wow lady bugs have huge wings.
that was amazing. didnt know thier wings fold up inside thier shell (or what ever you call it).
Anyone that comes on here and accuses Nika of googling something related to insects just couldn't fail more at life.
Cookies come from bulls =].
Which is why cookies and milk taste so good.
....but they don't come from the same places...
EVERYTHING IS RUINED FOR ME NOW!!!!
my roomate made cookies and gave me a bagfull. this is why roomate's are amazing.
(of course I didn't get offended, been on the internet too long for it to be that easy :P )
Common knowledge to me, I emphasized that on purpose- mo matter what anyone says (or what the 'accepted definition' is) there is no such thing as universal common knowledge.
I honestly enjoy other people's nerdy ramblings (especially if I'm not familiar with the matter..I'm curious), so I naively expect that at least a minority will find mine interesting. I'm an optimist. ;)
I didn't mean to imply you were pretentious, I'm sincerely sorry if I offended. I merely thought that as scholarly discourse was forthcoming I might as well use my own 'grey matter'. Also, not to nitpick, but if you considered your previous comment to be common knowledge (the accepted definition of which implies that everyone knows it) then either you consider everyone other than you who frequents this site to be extraordinarily stupid, or you simply enjoy stating the obvious. Since I don't beleive either to be true, your use of the term is incorrect.
Since I have not, as yet, embarked on the study of biology (I will take the course next year) I carelessly termed your observation miscellany. May I infer from your response that you are in a field relating to the sciences of life?
Please excuse my long-windedness, double-posting, lack of expletives, and roundabout way of expressing opinion. I donâ€™t know why, but for some reason when I write I come off as much more of an ass than I actually am.
This is not 'miscellaneous' to me, and I'm sorry if someone finds pretentious when I start explaining things: some day at least some of you will understand the meaning of the 'professional deformation' concept.
Like I told someone today: you know you're a nerd when people accuse you of googling things that are common knowledge to you.
congrats on the miscellaneous knowledge nika. Also, Alae is the plural form of the feminine latin word for wing, although it could be the genitive singular (doubtful, as of the wing makes less sense in this context). Ala is a first declension noun, so the reader knows it to be feminine because it does not relate to a trade. For instance poeta, agricola are masculine (poet and farmer) where insula and puella (island and girl) are both feminine. Obviously, there are exceptions to the rule (as with proper names like Lesbia, Cutullus' lover) but for the most part this holds true.
i meant johnson....ladybird johnson...how do i remember this crap!
wasnt that regan's wife's name?
I love ladybirds.
You heard me.
nika your so smart i wish i had evenn 1% of your grey matter so i couldd be the smartest most coolest person in the world.
Ladybugs are disgusting D:
no nika your words actually made me learn something new today. its just the biology part of it i hate.
No, I got something much better. It's called a grey matter.
Good job nika! You've got Google too?
If this video (and similar ones) didn't wake up the interest in you, then my words definitely won't. ;)
biology never really interested me and having read your comment nika. it still doesnt interest me. its probably due to the fact i had the worst biology teacher ever.
i love it when you talk nerdy to me.
Beetles have two pairs of wings: elytra an alae- elytra are hard wings (forewings) and their purpose is to protect the alae (flying wings).
Like you can see in the video alae are neatly folded on the vein marks under elytra that need to be lifted so the flying wings can be used.
So what he referred to as a 'shell' technically *are* wings, but without a flying function.
Yeah, TMonkey, I doubt anyone having gone through kindegarten thought that.
That is a great video. And Admin, I don't believe for one moment you thought the shells were the wings...
That's pretty amazing, there.
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