Monthly Archives: July 2014

Heroic Hopper: Piepklein Padda

small narrow-mouth’d frog may you too find refuge in Quilombos forest H/T to A tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name, EurekAlert   Related articles A tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic … Continue reading

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Whopping Big Insect

megaloptera largest aquatic insect from Chengdu mountain (Managed to resist the mammoth-, the monstrous-, the mountainous-, the mighty-; oh my!) These are worth a squiz: Patrice de la Tour du Pin (discovered via BibliOdyssey) H/T to Ecns.cn (It looks unreal!)   Related … Continue reading

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Ancient Arachnid

ancient arachnid blendered into life again trigonotarbid (Not a harvestman!)

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Deepest Duvalius

Duvalius abyssimus See the Gizmodo article, and also this interesting one on grotto-dwelling beetles and global warming…

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So Many Daddy-Longlegses

Opi‘s short-legged cousin: Mindanao‘s Cyphos looks like a tick, but is a rare mite harvestman ( H/T on this ClawsDay to  Rare Daddy-Long-Legs Rediscovered!, by Ronald Clouse.)   Related articles Cyphos Found! Ancient daddy longlegs had an extra set of eyes … Continue reading

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