When myxogastria appear springtails will also be on the scene and usually before any other feasting forms. This one (4mm) is feeding on a fresh stemonitis probably yet to turn brown.
I wonder if they can eat the wiry bits too.
Also another species (1.5mm) can be seen top right (Ceratophysella sp.).
This is a kind of piciforme bird, which belongs to the family Ramphastidae which measures about 35cm, ever be confused because of its colorful widely yellowish. It feeds on fruits (particularly the palm) and insects, as well as eggs and young of other birds. Enjoying Michelia champaca (Magnolia yellow). They live in small groups, usually around six or seven individuals. They build their nests in tree cavities, laying 2-4 white eggs.
This is a female Lichen Katydid, with almost 80mm long - males are smaller - and since 2001, when I started to observe and to photograph insects, it was the only female of this species which I have found.
With the help of experts in suborder Ensifera, I had got indication that it would be of the Machimoides genus and later, of the Machima genus, but also in the opinion of many authorities on the subject, seems to be consensus that these two genus could be only one and so, they need be revised.
But there are little information about this specie, and searching the internet, the best I found, I'm sharing in the sources of reference included here.
1 - More four pictures (3 males and 1 female) :
2 - Machima hygracantha; holotype of species Apolinaria hygracantha (Karsch, 1896):
3 - Article by HOLGER BRAUN - The Little Lichen Dragon - ZOOTAXA (with photos):
4 - INSECTOLOGIA - Esperança do Líquen em Santa Catarina (Portuguese - with photos)
This species is distributed from Mexico to northern Argentina and practically throughout Brazil and it is a very common species in several preserved areas of the Atlantic Forest, the most frequently found species in the state of Espírito Santo, especially in urban centers.
Artibeus liituratus weighs between 44 and 87g and with a wingspan 32-33 cm, is considered one of the greatest Brazilian bats. It feeds on insects, leaves and fruits mainly.
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