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Birds of the World

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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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The Color Red

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Sword-tail cricket commented on by m.prasad.369 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India 57 minutes ago

Võ Anh Tuấn, Thank you for the comment. Sorry I missed your comment. How to identify the gender in this species? Ovipositor is not visible due to its long tail. Based on the tail, can we identify? I tried to google and found below pic:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Homoeoxipha+lycoides&client=ms-android-xiaomi-rev1&tbm=isch&prmd=mvin&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiaoYHBocj4AhXhTGwGHUPnBJ0Q_AUIGCgD&biw=360&bih=629&dpr=2#imgrc=-vUTrFZE7kxQUM
I believe top one is male with shorter tail and below is female with longer tail.

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Plain Grey Hawk moth favorited by Ornithoptera80 Bosabehari Gaon, Assam, India an hour ago

About 9 cm wingspan,underwings are grey black

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Spotting commented on by m.prasad.369 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India an hour ago

mauna Kunzah, Thanks for the comment! Yes it's Orb Weaver. Many genera under that have the same pattern. :) I tried to google and got few details.
Check text "leaf-shaped pattern on their fat, roughly triangular ..." in
the page https://australian.museum/learn/animals/... match is
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_garden_orb_weaver_spider

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Orchard Spider spotted by John B. Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines 2 hours ago

Tetragnathidae; Unidentified Leucauginae This spider is a very small juvenile. I think it belongs to either the Genus Lecauge or the Genus Opadometa. Its web was slanted as opposed to vertcal or horozontal and the spider was orientated head down towards the ground with the underside facing upwards. All of this seems to indicate a juvenile Lecauge sp., but there is a problem. Wikipedia states that spiders of the lecauge Genus have two rows of long, slender curved hairs on the Femurs of leg 4. My specimen appears to have slender curved hairs (not noticeably long) on the femur, tibia and metatarsus of all legs, 1,2, 3 & 4. Is this because it is a junior and will change as it grows more mature or because it is not a Lecauge, but possibly an Opadometa? I simply don't know. So "Unidentified Lecauginae" it is for now.

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Plain Grey Hawk moth spotted by ashimgogoi.ag Bosabehari Gaon, Assam, India 2 hours ago

About 9 cm wingspan,underwings are grey black

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Bright golden emperor moth spotted by Saturniidae27 Jog Falls, Karnataka, India 4 hours ago

Similar to Loepa Katinka, but schintlmeisteri is found only in South India. The eye spots are used to scare off predators. Wingspan is only about 5 inches. This specimen is a male.

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