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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

IMG_0042.JPG trithemis.jpg IMG_0604.JPG Family Pterophoridae - Crombrugghia sp - Plume Moth.JPG IMG_1659.jpg IMG_1868.JPG IMG_1900.JPG IMG_1903.JPG IMG_1926.JPG IMG_2164.JPG IMG_2238.JPG Naboisho (2).JPG Subfamily Charaxinae - Charaxes caniope - Green Veined Charaxes.JPG IMG_1655.jpg IMG_0022.JPG 168154_523301049932_4692738_n.jpg IMG_1661.jpg IMG_1746.jpg

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Agelenidae - Olorunia sp - Grass Funnel Web Spider 2.JPG Araneidae - Caerostris sexcuspidata - Bark Spider 1.jpg Araneidae - Cyclosa sp - Garbage Line Spider (2).JPG Araneidae - Cyrtophora citricola - Tropical Tent Web Spider (3).JPG Araneidae - Gasteracantha sanguinolenta - Kite Spider (under).JPG Araneidae - Gasteracantha sanguinolenta (above).JPG Araneidae - Isoxya tabulata - Box Kite Spider.JPG Araneidae - Neoscona sp - Hairy Field Spider.jpg


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

Ctenidae - Unknown Tropica Wolf Spider 3.jpg Gnaphosidae - Unknown - Mouse Spider.JPG Lycosidae - Geolycosa sp - Burrowing Wolf Spider with spiderlings 2.JPG Lycosidae - Geolycosa sp - Burrowing Wolf Spider.jpg Lycosidae - Hippasa sp - Funnel Web Wolf Spider (2).JPG Lycosidae - Hippasa sp - Funnel Web Wolf Spider.jpg Lycosidae - Lycosa sp - Burrowing Wolf Spider (close).jpg


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

Mimetidae - Mimetus sp - Pirate Spider.JPG Miturgidae - Cheiracanthium sp - Long Legged Sac Spider (2).JPG IMG_0691.JPG IMG_0693.JPG Nephilidae - Nephila sp - Black Legged Golden Orb Web Spider (2).jpg Nephilidae - Nephilengys cruentata - Hermit Spider 2.jpg Pisauridae - Euprosthenops sp - Nursery Web Spider (full of eggs).jpg Pisauridae - Euprosthenops sp - Nursery Web Spider (gravid).jpg Pisauridae - Rothus vitattus - Crowned Nursery Web Spider 2.jpg


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

We are going to have fun trying to identify all of these :)


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Salticidae - unknown - Jumping Spider.jpg Salticidae - Unknown 2.JPG Selenopidae - Anyphops sp - Flattie (Wall Crab Spiders).JPG Selenopidae - Anyphops sp - Flatty Wall Crab Spider.jpg Solifugae - Unknown.jpg Sparassidae - Olios sp - Green Huntsman Spider (1).JPG Sparassidae - Olios sp - Green Huntsman Spider 3.jpg Sparassidae - Olios sp - Green Huntsman Spider.jpg Sparassidae - Olios sp - Huntsman Spider.jpg Sparassidae - Palystes sp - Rain Spider.jpg


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Tetragnathidae - Sancus bilineatus - Silver Marsh Spider (1).jpg Tetragnathidae - Sancus bilineatus - Silver Marsh Spider (4).JPG IMG_1545.JPG IMG_1545.JPG Theraphosidae - Pterinochilus chordatus (3) - Baboon Spider.JPG Theraphosidae -Pterinochilus chordatus (1) Baboon Spider.jpg Theridiidae - Argyrodes sp - Dew Drop Spider.JPG Theridiidae - Latrodectus geometricus - Brown Button Spider 2.jpg Theridiidae - Latrodectus geometricus - Brown Button Spider 4.JPG Theridiidae - Latrodectus geometricus - Brown Button Spider with solifuge.jpg Theridiidae - Steatoda sp - False Button Spider female.jpg Uloboridae - Uloborus sp - Feather Legged Spider (Hackled Mesh orb Spiders) (2).JPG Uloboridae - Uloborus sp - Feather Legged Spider (Hackled Mesh orb Spiders) (3).JPG


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

Satisfied?
Most (if not all) the spider pictures are labelled.  Just put the cursor over them.  Most of the insect pictures have yet to be labelled.

Most of these were taken somewhere in the mara (MNC, OOC, Naboisho) or Ol Pejeta.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

Awesome!


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

I hope pictures from Central America (Oso Peninsula, Costa Rica to be precise) are allowed here....these taken last August as I was trying to get to grips with the dual frustrations of macro and flash photography for the first time:

 

Blue Eyed Grasshopper (how did they come up with that name?!)

 

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2R4C5750 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
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Gray Bird Grasshopper Nymph

 

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Tailless Whip Scorpions

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2R4C5518 by Whyone, on Flickr
 

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2R4C5167 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
 
Wandering Spiders

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2R4C4877 by Whyone, on Flickr
 

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2R4C4889 by Whyone, on Flickr
 

 


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

Perhaps we could start a new topic?


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Beautiful!!  Love the tailless whipscorpion!



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

Whyone, can you upload the same post to this topic I've just created in a the new Wildlife images from around the world subforum. Thanks, Matt.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

As someone who is not an insect, dung beetle or arachnid expert I would finf it very helpful if these wonderful creatures could be named. It would be a good learning experience. or is this another test?

 

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:34 AM

Dung beetles navigate via the Milky Way :blink:

 

 

 

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

As someone who is not an insect, dung beetle or arachnid expert I would finf it very helpful if these wonderfuol cretaures could be named. It would be agood leraning experience. or is this another test?

 

Fantastic images!

Almost all of my arachnid pictures are labelled.  Just put your cursor over the image and a little box will pop up with the Family name, binomial species name, and common name.
Not all of my insect pictures are labelled as I haven't had time.  If you want to know what any of them are, just ask and I'll do my best to give you the name.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

Sorry AB, had not spotted this labelling before or your previous note on the this. I think I was just overwhelmed with all these spiders passing in front of my eyes. Amazing, fascinating and slightly scary, particularly at that size. Thanks to you and Whyone? for sharing these.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:00 AM

Who has more creepy crawly macro shots to upload then?

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:06 PM

Sorry, I don't know what too many of these are:
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DriehoekbesieODP.jpg
Dragoneyes2ODP.jpg
HelpODP.jpg

This one is called a Harvestman.
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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:46 AM

WOW!  VERY COOL!
The second last one is a Pompiliid wasp parasitising a Jumping Spider (Salticidae).  All the legs have been chopped off.  I assume this is back somewhere close to the wasp's nest, where the wasp will then insert it's ovipositor (egg-layer) into the spider's body and lay it's eggs.  The young wasps will then glean nutrients from the spider's body and eventually eat their way out.  
Before the ovipositor is inserted, the spider is often still alive, having been stunned by a sting from the wasp.

I've watched all this happen from start to finish with a Huntsman Spider.  Better than a cheetah kill, in my books.


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