by The Society for Entrepreneurial Discoverers of Potential Things

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Multi-Voltal (Many-Faced) Moth

This incredible species could fool almost any other species. It has at least two full faces and several partial ones, including eyes, as part of its camouflage. Its actual face is very difficult to see unless you know where to look. In this specimen, the eye is the black hashed area above the heavy lidded eye on the grey face to the left. The moth's tongue is extended in this image and can be clearly seen curling up above the eye. Perhaps the most amazing camouflage of all, however, is the moth's legs which have evolved to look exactly like human fingers. Apparently humans - as the most threatening species on the planet - are enviable for their fear factor. To resemble a human hand must be a very powerful deterrent to most of the moth's would-be predators, which include several species of bird, elephant, and galloping aardvark.

Caped Somnium Chickens

These odd, one-eyed birds have startled the biological community. They were briefly seen and sketched just a few weeks ago in September 2012. They have a marvelous way of maneuvering their bodies and "capes" (particularly nimble and extendable wings and plumage) so that they appear as they might in a dream - the observer recognizes they are chickens (of a sort) despite not having many plausible chicken-like features.
Note the middle bird is carrying her young in a specially evolved wing pouch.

Trunked Cloud Worm

This animal is a new species of Cloud Worm, but very little about it is known. If you have information, please don't hesitate to submit it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


It's known that a 7 year old child and her brother (of unknown age, but he was a younger brother) on the island of Hillaballoody in the great Ocean Sea discovered this little fellow and called him an Earfish, but that was over 200 years ago and we have no more information other than what this sketch (made by an unidentified islander) provides. If you have further information or newer images of this fellow, please consider submitting it.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Unidentified Species #563.B

If you have information regarding this specimen, please consider submitting it.

The Helixed Veiny Slime Mould

This interesting protist is marked by its extensive and visible black veins, and by its practice of expelling of unusually large spores, each with their own intricate double helixed vein systems. It is most commonly found near garbage, particularly among sweet food wrappers or any kind of sweet waste.

The Maxim, or Doorknob Anemone

We do not currently have any pictures of this specimen. Do you have one to submit?

The maxim, or doorknob anemone is a luridly bright purple creature that thrives in rare tide pools along the eastern coast of Newfoundland. When startled, it closes up into a tight ball, then aims to confuse its attacker with pithy sayings which it poops out of a small hole in the center of the ball or 'knob'. These are generally written - ingeniously - in the attacker's own language. Some have been found lying about the shores (they harden when they are exposed to the air) written in Seagull, Crab, and Golden Retriever, in addition to human languages.

The Watering-Can Devil, or Latching Beetle

This giant beetle has a marvelous system of disguise. Over many centuries in England, overhearing villagers tell stories of garden devils of various kinds, it developed a hind end which resembles a cackling red devil. The beetle latches upside down onto the insides of watering-cans, its nose sucking up the water and its devilish rear scaring off anyone who happens by. In moist climates they’re a minor nuisance, but in arid lands they are one of the more pesky of garden pests.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tumbleweed Bug

We do not currently have any pictures of this specimen. Do you have one to submit?

You may have already heard of the Tumbleweed Bug. It evolved in southern New Mexico, biologists theorize, from a single deformed offspring of the Walking Stick Bug, whose mutated extra stick bits somehow attracted a female. From there it became all the rage (over millennia) to have more and more stick bits on the body, until finally the bug became too stick-y to walk - a state of being to which it brilliantly adapted by acquiring the skill of rolling with the wind.