Monday, 21 November 2011
This group of flies contains some spectacular species including the stalk-eyed signal flies, belonging to the genus Achias. True to their name, the males have eyes on long stalks extending from either side of their heads.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have good vision and use it for hunting and navigating.
Octurnal. Hides in silk-lined spaces among leaf litter. When disturbed, the spider will adopt a threat posture by lifting its cephalothorax and spreading its jaws and first two pairs of legs.
|Curved Spiny Spider (Gasteracantha arcuata)|
Spiny orb-weavers is a common name for Gasteracantha, a genus of spiders. They are also commonly called Spiny-backed orb-weavers, due to the prominent spines on their abdomen. These spiders can reach sizes of up to 30mm in diameter (measured from spike to spike). Although their shell is shaped like a crab shell with spikes, it is not to be confused with a crab spider.
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Heteropoda venatoria with egg
The brown huntsman spider, Heteropoda venatoria, is found in many tropical and subtropical parts of the world, including Asia, some Mascarene and Caribbean islands, the Southeastern US, and (especially) Australia.
|Heteropoda Boiei (Permai Rainforest Resort)|
As adults, huntsman spiders do not build webs, but hunt and forage for food.
Labels: Heteropoda Boiei
Amblypygi is an order of invertebrate animals belonging to the class Arachnida, in the subphylum Chelicerata of the phylum Arthropoda.They form a separate order of arachnids alongside the spiders, scorpions and others.
|Female Scorpion Tailed Spider, Arachnura sp. 10mm|
The Scorpion Tailed Spider body has various shades of brown but most commonly fawn, with a black tip on the end of the abdomen.
Friday, 7 October 2011
Thursday, 6 October 2011
|TreeHoppers with young|
Treehoppers (more precisely typical treehoppers to distinguish them from the Aetalionidae) and thorn bugs are members of the family Membracidae, a group of insects related to the cicadas and the leafhoppers.