Nature’s Tiniest Architects
Doesn’t like human, we trained ourselves to do something. Some insects have gift which is borned with them. Those tiny architects can build something really amazing, perfectly balanced and well structured. When you first look at them, you might think those bug buildings appear manmade—tiny log cabins, gates, tents, and fortresses blocking each insect from the world just beyond their carefully placed twigs and segments of silk. However, not many of us have the chances to see those tiny architectures. Thanks to Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay, he bought us below amazing photos and show us another world.
As Ray said, “My favorite microscopic discovery of Bay’s was the Bagworm moth larva’s twisting stack of twigs it builds to protect itself as it grows inside. These stacked structures are almost perfect in their symmetry, each side built with twigs that are equal in length and width. Another favorite is the Arctiinae moth pupa’s cage produced from caterpillar hair and silk, a semi-protective fortress that appears almost like chicken wire.”