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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

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

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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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Spotting spotted by Cliffton East Java, Indonesia 19 seconds ago

It is 2 centimeteres, seems to be some kind of larva, has black fangs and an orange head with 3 yellow legs.

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Web Debris Spider spotted by John B. Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines 26 minutes ago

Araneidae; Cyclosa Menge, 1866. Cyclosa sp. I have been unable to find any pictures of spiders exactly like this one, but there are some specimens shown on the internet which have a similarly shaped abdomen. I have some photos of other spiders which were easier to identify as Cyclosa spp. simply because their webs were adorned with trash. The final clue which gave me some confidence in calling this one Cyclosa sp. was this comment, describing spiders of the Cyclosa Genus in South Africa: "This is a small 5-11mm spider with an elongated abdomen ending in one to four tubercles." http://biodiversityexplorer.info/arachni... Of course, I am assuming that the "bumps" at the posterior end of the abdomen on my specimen are indeed "tubercles"

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Mangrove Jumping Spider favorited by Lensa Kuno George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia an hour ago

adult male

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"Panda Ant" (wingless wasp) favorited by John B. Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile an hour ago

This is a wingless Wasp from the Multilidae family – i found it in Chile

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"Panda Ant" (wingless wasp) favorited by Rithmini Dinhara Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile an hour ago

This is a wingless Wasp from the Multilidae family – i found it in Chile

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Goose Neck Barnacle favorited by Rithmini Dinhara Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica an hour ago

From Wikipedia: Pollicipes pollicipes grows in groups on rocks, as well as on the hulls of shipwrecks and on driftwood. It is a filter feeder, living on particles that it can glean from the water passing over its extended cirri; these possess a complex assortment of setae, enabling P. pollicipes to have a varied diet, including diatoms, detritus, large crustaceans, copepods, shrimp and molluscs. The larvae pass through seven free-swimming stages (six nauplii and one cypris) over the course of at least a month. After this time, they settle into the adult, sessile form. P. pollicipes is harvested for consumption in many parts of its range, mostly for the Spanish market, where it may sell for as much as €90 per kilogram. As a result, the species is thought to be in decline. It is harvested manually, and archaeological evidence suggests that the species has been harvested in this way for over 10,000 years.

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