The Hairy Fairy

clusterpod:

Mycena viscidocruenta

Cascade Track, Tasmania

astronomy-to-zoology:

Holacanthella paucispinosa

…a uniquely large species of Neanurid springtail that is endemic to New Zealand. H. paucispinosa is fairly large as far as springtails go with individuals capable of growing to several millimeters long! Like other (smaller) springtails Holacanthella paucispinosa is a scavenger and forages for organic material in leaf litter and under logs.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Collembola-Poduromorpha-Neanuroidea-Neanuridae-Uchidanurinae-Holacanthella-H. paucispinosa

Images: © D’Haese, C  and Dwinter

wandrlust:

Communication, Nevada, 1962 — Ernst Haas
wellwornwornwell:

"The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved" by Hunter S. Thompson, Scanlan’s Monthly, vol. 1, no. 4, June 1970

wellwornwornwell:

"The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved" by Hunter S. Thompson, Scanlan’s Monthly, vol. 1, no. 4, June 1970

birdsonly:

House Sparrow ~ Haussperling ~ Passer domesticus
Nesting box inspection. Actually the male shows the chosen nesting box to his chosen female by sitting on the box and advertising for the fantastic new site by chirping loudly. The female looks at the nesting box thoroughly, if she is not satisfied and says no, the whole thing has to start all over again. :-) 
2014 © Jesse Alveo 

birdsonly:

House Sparrow ~ Haussperling ~ Passer domesticus

Nesting box inspection. Actually the male shows the chosen nesting box to his chosen female by sitting on the box and advertising for the fantastic new site by chirping loudly. The female looks at the nesting box thoroughly, if she is not satisfied and says no, the whole thing has to start all over again. :-) 

2014 © Jesse Alveo 

somuchscience:

fairy-wren:

(via 500px / Orange-breasted green pigeon by Milan Zygmunt)

Orange-breasted Green Pigeon (Treron bicinctus)

somuchscience:

fairy-wren:

(via 500px / Orange-breasted green pigeon by Milan Zygmunt)

Orange-breasted Green Pigeon (Treron bicinctus)

astronomy-to-zoology:

Genus: Macroxiphus
Macroxiphus is a genus of unusual katydids (Tettigoniidae) that are distributed throughout South East Asia and Micronesia. Members of Macroxiphus are unique in that their larvae are exceptional ant mimics, and use their mimicry to trick potential predators into thinking they are harmful ants. Macroxiphus spp. will lose this disguise as they move on into adulthood.
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Orthoptera-Ensifera-Tettigoniidea-Tettigonioidea-Tettigoniidae-Macroxiphus
Image: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

astronomy-to-zoology:

Genus: Macroxiphus

Macroxiphus is a genus of unusual katydids (Tettigoniidae) that are distributed throughout South East Asia and Micronesia. Members of Macroxiphus are unique in that their larvae are exceptional ant mimics, and use their mimicry to trick potential predators into thinking they are harmful ants. Macroxiphus spp. will lose this disguise as they move on into adulthood.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Orthoptera-Ensifera-Tettigoniidea-Tettigonioidea-Tettigoniidae-Macroxiphus

Image: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

birdsonly:


California Quail (male) ~ Schopfwachtel (Hahn) ~ Callipepla californica
Love the curving crest!
2014 © Jesse Alveo

birdsonly:

California Quail (male) ~ Schopfwachtel (Hahn) ~ Callipepla californica

Love the curving crest!

2014 © Jesse Alveo

moreanimalia:

earthandscience:

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)

By Charles M

Dinosaurs live among us still …

sunwendyrain:

Scarlet Tanager