Caterpillars of the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar) are colorful pests that feed on the leaves of many trees. Their origin is Eurasian but they may also be found in North America and Africa. This new featured picture was taken at the Museum of Toulouse (Muséum de Toulouse) in France.
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Benjamin Britten (nom) by Tim riley and Brianboulton. Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM, CH (1913–1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes, the War Requiem and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Anne, Queen of Great Britain (nom) by DrKiernan. Anne (1665–1714) became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Acts of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state, the Kingdom of Great Britain. She continued to reign as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death.
Rani Mukerji (nom) by Smarojit. Rani Mukerji (born 1978) is an Indian film actress. Through her successful Bollywood acting career, she has become one of the most high-profile celebrities in India. Mukerji has received seven Filmfare Awards from fourteen nominations, and her film roles have been cited as a significant departure from the traditional portrayal of women in mainstream Hindi cinema.
Interstate 496 (nom) by Imzadi1979. Interstate 496 (I-496) is an auxiliary Interstate Highway that passes through downtown Lansing in the US state of Michigan. Also a component of the State Trunkline Highway System, the freeway is a loop that connects I-96 to the downtown area. It has been named the R.E. Olds Freeway (sometimes just Olds Freeway) for Ransom E. Olds, the founder of Oldsmobile and the REO Motor Car Company.
Sega v. Accolade (nom) by Red Phoenix. Sega Enterprises Ltd. v. Accolade, Inc. was a case in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit applied American intellectual property law to the reverse engineering of computer software. Stemming from the publishing of several Sega Genesis games by video game publisher Accolade, which had disassembled the Genesis in order to publish games without being licensed by Sega, the case involved several overlapping issues, including the scope of copyright, permissible uses for trademarks, and the scope of the fair use doctrine for computer code.
Vernon Sturdee (nom) by Hawkeye7. Lieutenant General Sir Vernon Ashton Hobart Sturdee KBE, CB, DSO (1890–1966) was an Australian Army commander who served two terms as Chief of the General Staff. He developed a structure for the post-war Army that included regular combat formations. As a result, the Australian Regular Army was formed, laying the foundations for the service as it exists today.
William Hely (nom) by Ian Rose. Air Vice Marshal William Lloyd Hely CB, CBE, AFC (1909–1970) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force. Hely came to public attention in 1936–37, first when he crashed on a survey flight in the Northern Territory, and later when he undertook two successful missions to locate missing aircraft in the same vicinity. His rescue efforts earned him the Air Force Cross. After occupying staff positions during the early years of World War II, Hely was appointed Officer Commanding No. 72 Wing in Dutch New Guinea in May 1944. Later that year he formed No. 84 (Army Cooperation) Wing, commanding it during the Bougainville Campaign until the end of the Pacific War.
Garden Warbler (nom) by Jimfbleak. The Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) is a common and widespread small bird that breeds in most of Europe and in western Asia. It is a plain, long-winged and long-tailed typical warbler with brown upperparts and dull white underparts; the sexes are similar and juveniles resemble the adults. The Garden Warbler's rich melodic song is similar to that of the Blackcap, its closest relative, which competes with it for territory when nesting in the same woodland.
1987 Major League Baseball Draft (nom) by Albacore. The 1987 MLB Draft—where participating teams selected newly-eligible players in a predefined order—took place in June 1987. Ken Griffey Jr., one of the most prolific hitters in US baseball history, was drafted first by the Seattle Mariners.
2009 Mediterranean Games medal table (nom) by Bill william compton. The 2009 Mediterranean Games were held in Pescara, Italy. The host nation became victorious with 64 gold medals, followed by France and Spain. Italy also led by total number of medals, with 175. Overall, 782 medals were issued to 21 countries.
Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album (nom) by Hahc21. The "Best Rock Solo Vocal Album" Latin Grammy Award was given from 2001 until 2009 to solo rock artists for vocal or instrumental albums. It succeeded the Best Rock Album award, given in 2000, and re-introduced in 2010, when the former was withdrawn.
Stanislaus of Szczepanów (nom, related article) created by Stanisław Samostrzelnik and nominated by Kpalion. Stanislaus of Szczepanów, or Stanisław Szczepanowski, (1030-1079) was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Kraków, Poland. He was martyred by Polish king Bolesław II the Bold. This painting is by Stanisław Samostrzelnik (c. 1490-1541), a Polish Renaissance artist and monk.
HMAS Australia (D84) (nom, related article) created by Allan Green and restored/nominated by Crisco 1492. The heavy cruiser HMAS Australia did extensive service in the Second World War as a bombardment ship, convoy escort, and squadron flagship, and was damaged several times by Japanese suicide kamikaze aircraft.
Sella Pass (nom, related article) created by Dmottl and nominated by Tomer T. The Sella Pass (Italian: Passo Sella) is a mountain pass in Italy. The pass is included in the annual Maratona dles Dolomites bicycle race in July, and is used by skiiers in winter.
San Francisco Ferry Building (nom, related article) created by JaGa and nominated by Nikhilb239. The San Francisco Ferry Building is a ferry terminal. The building includes offices, a marketplace, and a 245-foot (75 m) tall clock tower. The building was designed by American architect A. Page Brown in 1892. Today it is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Mycena overholtsii (nom, related article) created by US Forest Service 2011-2013 Southern Cascades Fungi Survey; photographer Noah Siegel and nominated by Sasata. The snowbank fairy helmet or fuzzy foot (Mycena overholtsii) is a mushroom. It may be found growing on decayed conifer logs after snowmelt. It grows only at elevations greater than 1,000 meters (3,300 feet).