Category Archives: arthropods

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a grab-bag of photos by Aussie Tony Eales, whose notes are indented. Here’s a grab bag of odds and ends to keep the tank topped-up The first is a close-up of a Blowfly—I think from the family Calliphoridae. It’s interesting that there appear to be two distinctive types of compound eyes, the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

The readers came through with more photos for me, so please hold off with further photo contributions until after New Year when I return. Today’s arthropod photo odyssey comes from reader Mark Sturtevant, whose words are indented. The first two pictures are of one of the large jumping spiders that I can generally pick up […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Let me put out another call for wildlife photos, as the tank is getting too low for my liking (I still have a backlog, so if your pix haven’t yet appeared, no worries.) Tony Eales in Oz has sent us a batch of small but lovely arthropods. His comments and IDs are indented. The last […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I still have a decent backlog of photos, but not big enough to keep me from being a bit nervous. Please send in (or continue to send in) your good wildlife photos, and that includes plants and landscapes. Today’s batch comes from reader Tony Eales in Australia; his comments are indented. Spiders! Mum and the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Damon Williford from Texas sent a bunch of diverse photos. His notes and IDs are indented. Attached are photos of various wildlife species that I took during my last three trips out to West Texas. The first five are from what was my first trip out to Big Bend National Park during June of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have a new contributor today, Christian Allesandro Perez, who takes terrific photos and videos that you can see only on his flickr site and his website, alephrocco.  He’s lately been in Costa Rica, but today gives us photos from Australia. Please give him a warm welcome to inspire him to keep contributing here!  Christian’s notes and […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’ve had a lot of spider pictures lately, but we (or at least I) never tire of arachnids. These come from reader Andrée Sanborn; her notes are indented: Here are some spiders from the summer. Some are from home and some are from school. The kids bring me all sorts of creatures and spiders seem to […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Tony Eales from Australia has some nice arthropods for us today (and don’t forget to send in your pictures!). His notes are indented, and first three pictures are spiders that mimic ants. More jumping spiders, ant mimics and otherwise. I found another Judalana lutea that is a different colour scheme from the one I found earlier, the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send in your good photos; I can always use more.  And don’t forget to tip your waitress! Today’s photos come from regular Mark Sturtevant, whose words are indented: Hello! Here is another batch of pictures taken over the summer. Enjoy. The first two pictures are of ‘inchworms’, which is the descriptive name […]

Readers’ wildlife photos; special “spot the. . . ” edition

Reader Tony Eales from Oz sent some camouflaged arthropods. These aren’t all that hard to see, as they were specially photographed to show the beast, but the photos do underscore the wonders of natural selection. His notes are indented: Camouflage. A series of the cryptic to the near invisible. First is a geometrid moth caterpillar. […]