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onlylynne

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Location: On a bluff near the Missouri River
Gender: Female


Posted: Oct 2, 2008 - 12:05pm

 phineas wrote:

That's so beautiful!
 
Wikipedia calls it an Angel Wing Katydid.
I hadn't heard that before.
I've never had one nibble on me either.{#Eek}
phineas

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Posted: Oct 2, 2008 - 12:03pm

 onlylynne wrote:
This Katydid landed on my hand earlier and proceeded to smell, lick, and nibble on me before I sent it away.
It felt pretty strange!

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That's so beautiful!

onlylynne

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Location: On a bluff near the Missouri River
Gender: Female


Posted: Oct 2, 2008 - 12:02pm

This Katydid landed on my hand earlier and proceeded to smell, lick, and nibble on me before I sent it away.
It felt pretty strange!

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onlylynne

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Location: On a bluff near the Missouri River
Gender: Female


Posted: Sep 30, 2008 - 8:22am

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onlylynne

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Location: On a bluff near the Missouri River
Gender: Female


Posted: Sep 21, 2008 - 7:40am

 MonkeyPod wrote:


If you stare at this picture long enough
you should be able to see a giraffe.
This is weird. Give it a try.





 
{#Roflol}

Manbird

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Location: La Villa Toscana
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 20, 2008 - 3:44pm

 MonkeyPod wrote:


If you stare at this picture long enough
you should be able to see a giraffe.
This is weird. Give it a try.



 
 I CAN"T SEE IT!
MonkeyPod

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Location: Florida
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 20, 2008 - 2:48pm



If you stare at this picture long enough
you should be able to see a giraffe.
This is weird. Give it a try.






onlylynne

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Location: On a bluff near the Missouri River
Gender: Female


Posted: Sep 20, 2008 - 2:47pm

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onlylynne

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Location: On a bluff near the Missouri River
Gender: Female


Posted: Sep 20, 2008 - 1:08pm

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cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2008 - 9:49am

 OCDHG wrote:
creeper trail snake


Saw this lovely one on the Virginia Creeper Trail last Monday. He/She had some kind of injury,... you can see the scuff mark pretty well. Probably got hit by a bike. I don't think he/she was poisonous... had circular pupils instead of slits. Thought it was a copperhead first, but after looking at the eyes, I don't think so. I guess it's some kind of water snake. These guys are regulars on the bridges of the Creeper Trail, especially when the sun is shining.

I'm not smart enough to figure out how to change the background color... red was fine with me



  It's a bit hard to tell the real shape of the head, but otherwise that looks like a copperhead to me. Or maybe a cottonmouth. I think they must be related: we printed out a bunch of pictures of both off the web, and the variations in coloration were very similar. Copperheads are usually pretty small, fairly thin, cottonmouths are thicker and grow larger. Both tend to stay near water.

Great pic, regardless!

c.


Inamorato

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Location: Twin Cities
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2008 - 9:43am

 glassbuteo wrote:

the colors on the caterpillar are outstanding. Do you think they got "blown in" by a storm? or migrating? that is so wild!
where are they common to? (I'm guessing southern states?)

WOW 

 
No, they don't seem to migrate far but do occur in every U.S. state except Arizona and Nevada and in every Canadian province except Newfoundland and PEI.

Inamorato

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Location: Twin Cities
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2008 - 9:41am

 phineas wrote:
Great thread, Only! The kids love it.

==

On a ride on Hornby Island a couple of weeks ago, I spent 10 minutes watching a huge pileated woodpecker feed in the woods, about 15 metres away. Didn't have the cam with me, though, unfortunately.

 

Imagine that, a kid-friendly RP thread!

Walter Lanz's cartoon critter, Woody Woodpecker, was supposedly modeled on the Pileated Woodpecker.


phineas

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Posted: Sep 11, 2008 - 9:35am

 glassbuteo wrote:

Hey Phineas - I know where Hornby island is.. (just north of me) those pileated w-peckers are awesome- and LOUD. Makes sense why someone designed a cartoon series about them.

 
don't tell anyone...



phineas

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Posted: Sep 11, 2008 - 9:29am

Great thread, Only! The kids love it.

==

On a ride on Hornby Island a couple of weeks ago, I spent 10 minutes watching a huge pileated woodpecker feed in the woods, about 15 metres away. Didn't have the cam with me, though, unfortunately.


Inamorato

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Location: Twin Cities
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2008 - 9:21am

 glassbuteo wrote:

WOW- that is incredibly amazing. I can't believe the colors. Are these normal where you are? 

 
No, they're not common.  I don't recall ever seeing one of the moths and the caterpillar on my lawn was the first I've seen.  With such a short adult life, the moths aren't around long to see, though. {#Frown}

Inamorato

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Location: Twin Cities
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 11, 2008 - 9:13am

 Isabeau wrote:

Must be a very large moth! Great shots!
 

Thanks.  I've learned that the Cecropia Moth has a wingspan of nearly six inches (150mm).  The adult moth has no mouth parts and lives 7-10 days, just long enough to mate and lay eggs.


Isabeau

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Location: sou' tex
Gender: Female


Posted: Sep 11, 2008 - 6:44am

 Inamorato wrote:

While mowing my lawn this afternoon, I encountered this Cecropia Moth caterpillar.

 

 



 
Must be a very large moth! Great shots!

cptbuz

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Location: Sacramento CA
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 10, 2008 - 9:06pm

kickin it in the back yard

emeraldrose63

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Posted: Sep 10, 2008 - 8:57pm

 Inamorato wrote:

While mowing my lawn this afternoon, I encountered this Cecropia Moth caterpillar.

 

 



 
Oh, I like these.. Great close ups! {#Hug}
moonajohannes

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Location: inside horseshoes


Posted: Sep 10, 2008 - 7:46pm

 hippiechick wrote:

Awesome!!!!!
 
This seems to be out of space - nice coulours - hope they will link the evolution. Best wishes from Kangaroo-Bonn.

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