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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

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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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Global Flight

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

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

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Spotting commented on by empreendimentoonline24 Alaminos, Ilocos Region, Philippines 35 minutes ago

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Unidentified favorited by John B. Greece 2 hours ago

Unidentified Diptera, blueish torso, with three black spots occurring from the middle back, and back torso has two black spots with a white stripe crossing the edges. Wings appear to have no spots except from the outer edges having black lines. Abdomen is black with white segmented lines and black-white patterns. Never seen this anywhere so I find this very interesting and need some help.

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Unidentified commented on by John B. Greece 2 hours ago

There is a scientific paper (available for downloading from ResearchGate) about this fly. I have not yet dowloaded it, but in the "Abstract and Figures", it is stated that no published report exists for the presence of this fly as an adult in Greece. The Abstract goes on to explain that the authors caught an adult Oestrus ovis in a garden near a goat herd, on the Island of Rhodes. The Figures show pictures of the actual fly.

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Unidentified suggestion by John B. Greece 2 hours ago

Common name: Sheep Bot Fly
Scientific name: Oestrus ovis (Linnaeus, 1761)
Wikipedia: Oestrus ovis - Wikipedia

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Cucurbit Beetle spotted by John B. Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines 5 hours ago

Aulacophora indica (Gmelin, 1790). The presence of this beetle in the Philippines is confirmed on the Distribution Map of -

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Oval St. Andrew's Cross Spider spotted by John B. Lat: 15.46 Lon: 119.92 8 hours ago

This female Argiope aemula is heavily gravid and has created a slightly ragged One-armed Discontinuous Cruciate Stabilimentum. I think that she will produce an egg sac sometime soon, possibly in the next 24 hours. I will be on the lookout and when I see it, I will be making regular visits until the hatchlings emerge.

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