Tiny, delicate insect with long, thread-like legs. Grasping forelegs for catching and holding prey. Black, white and gray coloration. Two of these were found stalking around on my moth sheet. This one captured an unlucky Salt and Pepper Microcaddis. To give you an idea of size, the prey item was 4-5mm
If it was the same color, it's very likely to be another male. It's generally only the more dominant males that get the super orange coloration like this. So if the other was a little smaller, he's probably dominant in some other area and trying to come into this big guys area, and this big guy isn't going to go down without a fight :)
Thanks Ashley. He flashed his dewlap and I'm not sure if he was trying to intimidate the other iguana because it was a male, or if he was trying to impress it because it was a female. The other one looked the same in color but was a little smaller and did not want to be caught by this one yet moved away rather slowly. This one kept up the slow pursuit. Any thoughts?
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.
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.
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.
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.