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Spotting commented on by John B. São Paulo, Brazil an hour ago

You might want to look for Aphrodita longicornis Kinberg, 1855. It is definitely present in your area, but I have not found any pictures of that species yet.

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Spotting suggestion by John B. São Paulo, Brazil 2 hours ago

Common name: Sea Mice
Scientific name: Aphrodita sp.
Wikipedia: Aphrodita - Wikipedia

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Spotting commented on by John B. São Paulo, Brazil 2 hours ago

Hi LeonardoMB,
Since you mention, in your Habitat notes, that you found these creatures near a river, in an Atlantic Forest Reserve, I think they might be Sea Mice. I will send you a Species ID Suggestion.

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Common grackle favorited by John B. Monroe, Louisiana, United States 3 hours ago

The Common Grackle is in the family, Icteridae. Adults have yellow eyes.

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Speckled Sharpshooter favorited by Francis Floe Tallahassee, Florida, United States 3 hours ago

Found on a Goldenrod leaf in our vegetable garden.

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Argiope luzona favorited by Francis Floe Lat: 15.46 Lon: 119.92 3 hours ago

Argiope luzona (Walckenaer, 1842). The Signature Spider has fascinated me for several years now and although I am interested in all of the biodiversity in the Philippines, I have to admit that as soon as I see a "Gagamba X" (as it is known here), it commands my attention and anything else I am doing at that moment gets discarded. In many ways, it is similar to other Orb Weavers, but this spider has something special that no other spider has. I am referring to its Stabilimentum (web decoration). Hold on, I can almost hear the cries of "What about Cyclosa, Uloborids, Gasteracantha etc.,etc." Its true, many other spiders make web decorations, but none comes close to A. luzona, not even (in my opinion) the other members of the genus Argiope can compete with A. luzona. This species is at the centre of my interest in nature. For me, it is so special that I sometimes can scarcely control myself and this spotting is an example of just that. When I went out to the rice mill this morning to check on the male and female spiders featured in spottings and There I was observing the male and female, jotting down some notes and anxiously trying to see if there were any tell-tale signs of a possible mating or a violent life-and-death struggle. Something caught my eye, just a few feet to the right, on the same climbing vine. I knew there was another young adult female there, but until that moment there had been nothing of special note, but now there it was, a stabilimentum that I had never seen before. So, immediately, the male/female spotting was forgotten in a heart beat and there I was, drawn as if by a magnet to this other spider which I already knew to be a sibling of the female I had just abandonned. Please see Notes below.

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