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  2. lifeunderthewaves:

    Turtle by keeframe


  3. Gray Tree Frog Moultonborough, NH June 8th, 2014
    Callosamia promethea Moultonborough, NH June 8th, 2014
    Callosamia promethea Moultonborough, NH June 8th, 2014
    Coleoptera Moultonborough, NH June 8th, 2014
    Bugs! Moultonborough, NH June 8th, 2014
    Dryocampa rubicunda, Sphinx poecila Meredith, NH June 8th, 2014
    Actias luna (female) Meredith, NH June 8th, 2014
    Dryocampa rubicunda Moultonborough, NH June 8th, 2014
    Dryocampa rubicunda Moultonborough, NH June 8th, 2014
    Moth ssp. Moultonborough, NH June 8th, 2014


    Moultonborough, New Hampshire - June 8th, 2014

    My last night up here… well, half night… I mothed until we left at 22:00. I had already had the female promethea! I was so excited. She laid tons of eggs. We stopped off at the gas station up the road because I saw a big moth flying… well, I caught another female Promethea! MORE EGGS! In the same area, a female Luna (not pictured), so MORE EGGS. We stopped at a McDonalds in Meredith, NH, right before the highway to get caffeine, and ANOTHER FEMALE LUNA (pictured), MORE EGGS!!! And even cooler, a county record for Sphinx poecila (I collected him as a specimen). Now, about the Gray Tree Frog! I had heard them calling from all sorts of wetlands all weekend, and I was so sad I didn’t find one. We had tried to go out to dinner (everything closes at 9 on Sunday up there) and got there too late. On the way back, we got gas. As we drove down the road, I once again heard Gray Tree Frogs. We stopped at a stop sign and were about to turn when all of a sudden we both hear “SPLAT”. I was startled (cause I was driving) and hoped that I didn’t smoosh something (I wasn’t moving.. but…) and looked onto the road and there, like a miracle from a herpetologically-oriented diety, was a Gray Tree Frog. He fell from the sky. Or more likely hopped from a tree, but falling frogs sounds cooler. He was fine, stunned, but fine. I took some photos in my car, warmed him up for a moment, and released him into the grass on the side of the road where he climbed up and into a tree. It was so cool!

    So, I hope you all enjoyed the photosets!


  4. astronomy-to-zoology:

    Berberomeloe majalis

    …is a largish species of blister beetle (Meloidae) that occurs in Spain and much of the Iberian Peninsula. Like other blister beetles B. majalis typically inhabits open areas and will feed on a variaty of plant material. True to its family name B. majalis is capable of exuding a hemolymph from its body which can cause blistering if it comes in contact with skin.


    Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Meloidae-Meloinae-Lyttini-Berberomeloe-B. majalis

    Image: Isabel Lopez and Carlos Bodas

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  5. foodishouldnoteat:

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  6. zooborns:

    Endangered Turtle Hatches at Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

    The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s newest baby may be small, but the tiny Black-breasted Leaf Turtle could play an important role in saving an endangered species.

    Learn more at Zooborns.

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  9. sublim-ature:

    Kawe Island, Indonesia
    Ronni Santoso

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