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LaurenZarate

LaurenZarate

Medical Entomologist and nature lover with a special passion for insects.

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, MexicoLat: 16.74, Long: -92.63

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LaurenZarate Delias alepa
Delias alepa commented on by LaurenZarate Papua, Indonesia3 days ago

Wow Pam! I counted 12 different species of Delias and all gorgeous! How wide ranging did you have to go to get that many species?

LaurenZarate Leaf Minning Beetle
Leaf Minning Beetle commented on by LaurenZarate Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa5 days ago

Love its little feet!

LaurenZarate Checkered Beetle
Checkered Beetle commented on by LaurenZarate Chiapas, Mexico5 days ago

Thank you Rob, it is a remarkable little beetle and rarely seen.

LaurenZarate Geometrid Moth
Geometrid Moth commented on by LaurenZarate Chiapas, Mexico5 days ago

Hi Mark, I didn't even venture a guess on this one, especially because of how it looked from the side. But Juan Carlos Garcia Morales of iNaturalist gave an ID as the subfamily Larentiinae of the Geometridae. Go figure!
Does look like lots of the Larentiinae on the web, shaped like this one: http://gallery.kunzweb.net/main.php?g2_i....

LaurenZarate Acorns of the Kermes Oak
Acorns of the Kermes Oak commented on by LaurenZarate Comunitat Valenciana, Spain6 days ago

So this is the Oak the Kermes Scale feeds on?!

LaurenZarate Kermes ilicis
Kermes ilicis commented on by LaurenZarate Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain6 days ago

The ant is "tending" the scale in exchange for the sweet excrement that the scale produces.

LaurenZarate Green black fly
Green black fly commented on by LaurenZarate Shefa, Vanuatu6 days ago

Looks like a Dolichopodidae.

LaurenZarate Spaniocelyphus sp. 狹鬚甲蠅
Spaniocelyphus sp. 狹鬚甲蠅 commented on by LaurenZarate Paracel Islandsa week ago

Cool! A Beetle Fly!

LaurenZarate Hanging Lobster Claw
Hanging Lobster Claw commented on by LaurenZarate Telire, Provincia Limón, Costa Ricaa week ago

If you look up Heliconia, you'll find which one this is easily...

LaurenZarate Ichneumonid Wasp
Ichneumonid Wasp commented on by LaurenZarate Chiapas, Mexicoa week ago

I found the male of this species 2 days later and have added him.