This is the chemical formula for love:
dopamine, seratonin, oxytocin.
It can be easily manufactured in a lab, but overdosing on any of them can cause schizophrenia, extreme paranoia, and insanity.
Let that sink in.
Masked Devil, Cyclochila australasiae.
The ventral (underneath) view shows this cicadas amazing rostrum (its proboscis, mouthparts) which it uses to penetrate plant material to feed on its xylem.
The Masked Devil is thought to have a life cycle of seven years or more, most of that as a larvae underground, feeding on sap from tree roots. Large cicadas like the Masked Devil may survive as an adult for several months.
This individual (exhausted) photographed at the Heritage Rail Trestle Bridge, Mount Lawson state park, Victoria.
rainbow stag beetle
by scott thompson