Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mariposario Tuftmoth - 10mm

Montezuma, Costa Rica - probably a tubeworm moth Acrolophus (Acrolophidae)

Costa Rica Lynx Spider

Mariposario Montezuma Lynx Spider - Oxyopidae - Peucetia?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Eriophora edax, Araneae, Montezuma, Costa Rica

The murderer, in flagrante delicto.

Yes, those are blue morpho scales on the scape!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Pupas of Costa Rica

Cissus vine - species help?

Cissus - Vitaceae - Mariposario Montezuma, Costa Rica

The Roots

Galls on Monkeycomb Vine

Galls on Pithecoctenus sp, Montezuma, Costa Rica

This is the gall, opened. It was empty.

On Pithecoctenium sp. (Bignoniaceae.) Suspect Cecidomyiidae.  Discs are 3-4mm in diameter, on underside of 3 leaves.

Underside of one, prised off the leaf surface

One of the infected leaves

Lateral view of shrivelled one

Leaf of the vine

Tendrils of the vine

Fresh growth point of the vine

 Underside of vine leaf

Mariposario Spider

New spider in the butterfly garden! 11mm. Mariposario Montezuma, Costa Rica

Mushroom of Costa Rica: Polyporus alveolaris

Mariposario Montezuma - Polyporaceae

Costa Rica Fence Lizard

Sceloporus variabilis

Costa Rica Bark-gnawing Beetle - Temnoscheila


Mariposario Montezuma Nature Reserve - 7mm

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Colorado Wolf Spiders

W. Platte River, Cheesman Lake Trail, Jefferson County, CO
Pardosa I think.