Midas se (Vler)Muis

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H/T to the new golden bat species, Myotis midastactus!

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Heroic Hopper: Piepklein Padda

Chiasmocleis quilombola

Smallippadda: Chiasmocleis quilombola CC-BY-4 Michdevilish, based on image by João F. R. Tonini

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

 

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Whopping Big Insect

Megaloptera

Demi-Calligrammatic Megaloptera

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!)

 

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Ancient Arachnid

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ancient arachnid
blendered into life again
trigonotarbid

(Not a harvestman!)

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Deepest Duvalius

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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

Cypho (Cyphophthalmi)

Cypho (Cyphophtalmi)

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.)

 

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Friday Fabulosity

Metasepia

Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttle

toxic sea artist

(Here is a perfect plushie!)

 

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