Monthly Archives: April 2014

Troglodita

wing’d neotrogla penetrates her mate’s chamber everyone’s aghast!

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Jumping Cholla

Cholla The jumping cholla‘s branches have silver-ochre stings which grey with age.   Flowers are white and rose and smudged with tinges of blue; its fruit green barrels.   Baby chollas jump; cling to desert animals. Vela de coyote!  

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Frog on Friday

Thorny tree frog in resplendent pink and yellow, hale evergreen monarch. Hat tip to A striking new species of phytotelm-breeding tree frog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from central Vietnam (CC-Attribution),

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Trapdoor Spider

Silkhinged burrow keeps the brood eggs safe from wasps triplines that vibrate (H/T to Cultural depictions of spiders)

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