Osperalycus tenerphagus. Mites of the family Nematalycidae (to which O. tenerphagus belongs) have most likely abstained from sex for a very long time. “Perhaps tens or even hundreds of millions of years, it appears,” suggests Bolton, a fellow at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and researcher at Ohio State. They have genitals, “but they seem to have evolved as an all-female lineage. No mating. They lay eggs that don’t need t
Dinka woman wearing a beaded corset. These corsets, supported by two ridged wires at the spine, are sewn tightly in place at the front and there they will remain until they are cut open - which, for a woman, is on the occasion of her marriage. Photo by Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith. Text from Angela Fishers, Africa Adorned book.Beautiful!!