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coolbugs:

OH HAI!
This cute little sawfly larva would like to thank all of you - Bug of the Day just reached 2400 followers!

coolbugs:

OH HAI!

This cute little sawfly larva would like to thank all of you - Bug of the Day just reached 2400 followers!

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libutron:

Mirror Spider - Thwaitesia argentiopunctata
Thwaitesia argentiopunctata (Araneae - Theridiidae) is a small, very pretty Australian spider sometimes called Mirror Spider, Sequin Spider, Bling Spider or Jewel Spider. The species name argentiopunctata means silver blobs. 
These spiders are harmless to humans, their fangs being too small to penetrate skin. (♀ 5mm - ♂ 4mm). 
The original species descriptions are not detailed, so it is hard to determine specimens to species with any certainty. In most instances mentions of the species T. argentiopunctata and T. nigronodosa are probably best considered to refer to a number of Thwaitesia species in a “cluster”. 
References: [1]
Photo credit: ©spintheday | Locality: not indicated (2014)

libutron:

Mirror Spider - Thwaitesia argentiopunctata

Thwaitesia argentiopunctata (Araneae - Theridiidae) is a small, very pretty Australian spider sometimes called Mirror Spider, Sequin Spider, Bling Spider or Jewel Spider. The species name argentiopunctata means silver blobs. 

These spiders are harmless to humans, their fangs being too small to penetrate skin. (♀ 5mm - ♂ 4mm). 

The original species descriptions are not detailed, so it is hard to determine specimens to species with any certainty. In most instances mentions of the species T. argentiopunctata and T. nigronodosa are probably best considered to refer to a number of Thwaitesia species in a “cluster”. 

References: [1]

Photo credit: ©spintheday | Locality: not indicated (2014)

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akapale:

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akapale:

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dontworrybecraycray:

Guys, some scientists just took a pic of the sun this month AND IT’S THE FREGGIN PUMPKIN MOON

HALLOWEEN IS HERE

ALL PREPARE FOR THE SKELETON WAR

THE PUMPKIN SUN IS WATCHING

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nubbsgalore:

the wwf’s living planet report 2014, which discovered that we’ve lost half of all the world’s wildlife in the past fourty years, showed more specifically that the population of common dormice dropped by 43 percent between 1993 and 2010.

not only are dormice vulnerable to habitat loss, but they’re hesitant to cross open fields, and the grubbing out of hedgerows in recent decades has removed the wildlife corridors between woods that has allowed the dormice to move more freely to new habitat.  

dormice have very specialized diets of berries and nuts, and with less habitat they are unable to seek out enough food to fatten up before their six month hibernation (which was featured in these two posts). 

photos by (click pic) andrea zampatti, richard austin xmiroslav hlávkobengt lundberg, david kjaer and ingo ardnt

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sealprinceling:

pomegranateandivy:

I am going to print this out, laminate it, and keep it with my gloves and spade.

Gonna save this for Travis..

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nubbsgalore:

a room with a view. photos by oleg grigoryev camping out in tajikistan’s fann mountains

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libutron:

Pied Falconet - Microhierax melanoleucos
Members of the genus Microhierax (Falconiformes - Falconidae) are the smallest of falcons. This species, Microhierax melanoleucos, grows up to 20 cm and has a maximum wingspan of 37 cm.
Some individuals of the Pied Falconet have a thin white line across the base of the cere, over the eyes and down to the breast giving the appearance of a white face with large black eye patches.
The Pied Falconet is found in the forests of Bangladesh, China, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©阿棋 (Kei) Looking@Nature | Locality: unknown (2011)

libutron:

Pied Falconet - Microhierax melanoleucos

Members of the genus Microhierax (Falconiformes - Falconidae) are the smallest of falcons. This species, Microhierax melanoleucos, grows up to 20 cm and has a maximum wingspan of 37 cm.

Some individuals of the Pied Falconet have a thin white line across the base of the cere, over the eyes and down to the breast giving the appearance of a white face with large black eye patches.

The Pied Falconet is found in the forests of Bangladesh, China, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©阿棋 (Kei) Looking@Nature | Locality: unknown (2011)

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cool-critters:

Kiwi (genus Apteryx)

Kiwis are small flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. They are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird in the world. There are five recognised species, two of which are currently vulnerable, one of which is endangered, and one of which is critically endangered.

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