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

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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

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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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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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Oval St. Andrew's Cross Spider (male) favorited by arne.roysland Lat: 15.46 Lon: 119.92 an hour ago

Argiope aemula (Walckenaer, 1841). This is an adult male Argiope aemula. He is obviously in prime condition and is probably on the lookout for a mate. His sole purpose in life, now that he is fully grown, is to have a successful mating so that his genes will be passed on to the next generation. My first photo shows that the Pedipalps of this male are swollen. There is a very detailed description and explanation of pedipalps in Wikipedia - see my third reference.

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pixies parasol favorited by ArisL Victoria, Australia an hour ago

A pretty blue parasol mushroom. Pileus is darker in the middle and showing gills through the cap. Simple stipe is white and thin with a bulb at the anchor point. Always growing on dead timber.

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Calcareous Rimmed Lichen spotted by ArisL Melissia, Greece 3 hours ago

A very common crustose lichen species, found on rocks. White with sometimes small black dots. Looks like dried mud, but white.

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Maritime Sunburst Lichen spotted by ArisL Melissia, Greece 4 hours ago

Ranging from yellow to bright orange in colour, this crustose lichen species is usually found growing on shrubs, rocks and small trees.

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Erebid Moth spotted by John B. Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines 4 hours ago

This Gesonia sp. moth is fairly common in this part of the Philippines, but I have not been able to identify it to species level. It does look close to Gesonia obeditalis Walker, [1859]. Philippine Lepidoptera's "Gesonia sp. cf. obeditalis" looks exactly like mine and that seems like the best way to name it.

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European Bark Worm favorited by John B. Oslo, Norway 5 hours ago

Right from childhood, we thought earthworms were disgusting. Especially on the way to school after rain, we saw crushed worms everywhere. This species is 2 to 10 centimeters long with a yellowish or orange tail end.

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