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Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across ...

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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired ...

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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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Flowers of North America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside ...

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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of ...

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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own ...

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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Flowers of Europe

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Springtail on slime mold spotted by Mark Ridgway Victoria, Australia 2 minutes ago

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.).

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Black Vulture spotted by KarenSaxton Lima, Callao, Peru 19 minutes ago

There were about a dozen black vultures roosting on the calthedral

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Araçari-banana (Saffron Toucanet ) favorited by NuwanChathuranga Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil 29 minutes ago

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.

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Esperança do Líquen (Lichen Katydid) favorited by NuwanChathuranga Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil 29 minutes ago

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) :
https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=7...

2 - Machima hygracantha; holotype of species Apolinaria hygracantha (Karsch, 1896):
http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/Common...

3 - Article by HOLGER BRAUN - The Little Lichen Dragon - ZOOTAXA (with photos):
https://www.researchgate.net/publication...

4 - INSECTOLOGIA - Esperança do Líquen em Santa Catarina (Portuguese - with photos)
http://www.insetologia.com.br/2013/01/es...

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Morcego-das-frutas (Great Fruit-eating Bat) favorited by NuwanChathuranga Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil 29 minutes ago

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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Spotted dove spotted by NuwanChathuranga North Central, Sri Lanka 31 minutes ago

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Mapping Nature on Your Smartphone

For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.

WSJ
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What kind of beetle? This app knows

Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.

CNN
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Designing ecosystems for talent development

Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.

The Economist
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A smart way to save wildlife

A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.

BBC
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Dial-a-Class

New mobile applications include a tool called NOAH that lets you take cellphone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours.

NY TIMES
With support from National Geographic