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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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Mission WILD

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

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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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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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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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

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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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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Skin And Light spotted by skinandlight Lat: -26.29 Lon: 134.72 34 minutes ago

Facial Therapist Melbourne - Skin facials are common but at Skin & Light, what you get is in a league of its own. Our skin facials are customised for dry and dull skin, oily and acne prone areas, scars, pimples, wrinkle prone parts of your face and so much more.

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Paper Kite spotted by John B. Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines 49 minutes ago

Nymphalidae; Danainae; Euploeini; Idea leuconoe obscura Staudinger 1889. Idea leuconoe, also known as the paper kite butterfly, rice paper butterfly, large tree nymph, or in Australia the white nymph butterfly, is a butterfly known especially for its presence in butterfly houses and live butterfly expositions. It has a wingspan of 12 to 14 cm. The paper kite is of Southeast Asian origin, but can also be found in Northern Australia and Southern Taiwan. Larvae feed on Parsonsia species, Tylophora hispida, Parsonsia helicandra, Parsonsia spiralis, and Cynanchum formosanum so both the butterfly and larvae are poisonous. The paper kite butterfly's forewings and hindwings are translucent silvery white with black spots, similar to the Idea lynceus. Wikipedia.

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Fivebar Swordtail commented on by Rithmini Dinhara Pallegama, Central Province, Sri Lanka an hour ago

Still this is quite good.

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Dark Blue Tiger favorited by Rithmini Dinhara Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines an hour ago

Nymphalidae; Danainae; Danaini; Tirumala hamata orientalis Semper 1879. Philippine Lepidoptera states: "DANAINAE is a small subfamily of large, chiefly tropical butterflies having the first pair of legs degenerate in the adult and usually with a disagreeable taste that serves to protect them from predators. They lay their eggs on various milkweeds on which their larvae (caterpillars) feed."

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Wallacean favorited by Rithmini Dinhara Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines an hour ago

Nymphalidae; Satyrinae; Zethera pimplea pimplea Erichson 1834. Quotation from Philippine Lepidoptera: "The SATYRINAE, the satyrines or satyrids, commonly known as the browns, are a subfamily of the Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies). They are generally weak fliers and often shun bright sunlight, preferring moist and semishaded habitats. The caterpillars feed chiefly on monocotyledonous plants such as palms, grasses, and bamboos."

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Common Five Ring favorited by Rithmini Dinhara Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines an hour ago

Nymphalidae; Satyrinae; Ypthima stellera stellera Eschscholtz 1821. When I first came across the Common Five Ring (and the Common Three Ring which is not shown here), I became rather confused because I did not know how the rings were counted. Firstly, the rings are the eyespots (ocelli) - sorry if that seems rather obvious. Now how to count them. Look only at the rings on the underside of one hindwing. Then you should see two very small rings (often joined together) at the Tornus. They count as one ring. Then you count the other larger rings which are counted separately (joined together or not). If the total is five, then you are looking at a Common Five Ring. Don't be confused by the rings on the upper surfaces of the wings - the number of spots can vary. There are some very nice pictures at: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54059...

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