Category Archives: arthropods

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Sturtevant has another great batch of arthropod photos. I’ve indented his notes.  Be sure to see the vestigial legs of the butterfly in the last two photos. I had no idea that some species had vestigial legs! Here are pictures of arthropods taken during the winter and early spring of last year. A […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video)

Please send in your good wildlife photos if you have some. Reader Tony Eales from Australia continues his series of arthropods from his trip to Borneo. His notes are indented. There aren’t too many insect orders left from my Borneo trip. Here we have Blattodea, Diptera and Hemiptera. A lot of people think termites are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Tony Eales from Brisbane sent us another batch of arthropods. His notes are indented: More of the amazing arthropods of Borneo. Here’s a few more Jumping Spiders [salticids]. Definitely my favourite group. I couldn’t stop taking photos of the charming Harmochirus brachiatus. He struck so many photogenic poses. I finally found a Myrmarachne, this one M. cornuta. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s once again time for me to importune you for wildlife photos. Although I have a comfortable backlog of contributions, I’m getting a wee bit nervous. So if you’re sitting around tomorrow digesting your Thanksgiving meal (if you’re American, that is), or eating your sweetcorn sandwiches (if you’re a Brit), or otherwise have some free […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have some wildlife photos and one space picture today. The wildlife pictures come from reader Tony Eales of Brisbane, Australia, whose notes are indented: More pics from my trip to Brunei, Borneo. Enter the arthropods. Here’s a collection of the more unusual creatures in the rainforest at Ulu Temburong National Park.  Colourful rainforest crabs […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) requests that you send in your wildlife photos! We have another batch of lovely arthropod photos from Mark Sturtevant, whose captions are indented. We begin with an insect called an ambush bug (Phymata pennsylvanica). These are small assassin bugs with wonderfully cryptic shapes and colors that help them lurk on flowers […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Australia sent us a passel of arthropods. His notes are indented. I found another of the Whip Spiders (Ariamnes colubrinus) that I sent in recently. This one shows how their elongated bodies provide great camouflage. Here’s a photo of the species from Wikipedia showing its body separate from the legs: I […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Reader Rick Longworth sent a hummingbird video from Idaho. His notes are indented: I’ve been watching my local hummingbird community since I arrived in Idaho in April.  So far I’ve identified black chinned (Archilochus alexandri) and rufous hummingbirds(Selasphorus rufus).  I was lucky to capture three types of feeding behavior shown in the attached film. 1. In addition […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Australia sends some camouflaged beasties and a brightly colored spider. His notes are indented. Some camouflage. A Brisbane Two-tailed Spider, Tamopsis brisbanensis, on a mangrove tree trunk. These are very hard to spot. They have a leg span of around 3 or 4 cm. I believe the one in the photograph has some […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I urge you to send me your wildlife photos if they’re good ones.  Please limit each dollop to ten photos if you can, and, as always, include the Latin binomial. Today’s contribution comes from reader Mark Sturtevant, whose notes are indented. (He also sends his first gif.) In a recent set of pictures, I had […]