Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
|Scorpionflies, Panorpa nuptialis (Gerst) feeding on Wheel Bug|
Friday, October 26, 2012
|Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus|
|Rainbow Lorikeet feeding on nectar.|
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
|Great Bowerbird, Chlamydera nuchalis|
The Great Bowerbird prefers reds and greens. I never found out if this one was banded with the same colors as a joke, or for a purpose.
Monday, October 22, 2012
|♂ Scarlet Honeyeater, Myzolema sanguinolenta|
It has been awhile since I last wrote on Australia so this week I'll be focusing on three different bird species.
Friday, October 19, 2012
|White's Tree Frog, Litoria caerulea|
This species is a common sight in zoos, aquariums, and other similar institutions due to the ease of care and the education value. While this particular frog lives in Texas, the species as a whole is from Australia.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|Cobweb Spider, Steatoda triangulosa|
Known as cobweb spiders, tangle-web spiders, or comb-footed spiders, the highly diverse family Theridiidae makes great use of three-dimensional webs. The diversity of this family is not limited to just species numbers, but also the behavior, ecology, and morphology of the group. Famous members of this family include the Black Widow of the genus Latrodectus, the common house spider, kleptoparasitic spiders, and most social spiders. These are also the spiders famous for liquefying the organs of their prey with digestive fluids leaving only an empty shell.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
|Cachoeiras Carioquinhas (Carioquinhas Waterfalls)|
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
|Hentz's Orbweaver, Neoscona crucifera|