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Anne Marie McCaffrey

Anne Marie McCaffrey

Nature lover, amateur photographer, mother. US native living in Costa Rica for almost 20 years. Especially interested in beetles and birds.

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Anne Marie McCaffrey Tortoise Beetle
Tortoise Beetle commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey Alajuela, Costa Rica7 years ago

Sorry to be so slow to update - my kids have been off school since late November and I haven't had much time for Project Noah. Hope to be spending more time here again soon...

Anne Marie McCaffrey Tortoise Beetle
Tortoise Beetle commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey Alajuela, Costa Rica7 years ago

That Flickr photo of M. hectica really looks exactly like mine. But M. fraterna, as pictured here: http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/kat..., also is very like.

I also thought the spotting by manuelariasarias77 might be the same one...

Anne Marie McCaffrey Ladybug
Ladybug commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey จังหวัดเพชรบุรี, Thailand7 years ago

Fantastic beetle!

Anne Marie McCaffrey Tortoise beetle
Tortoise beetle commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey Costa Rica7 years ago

Thank you for the suggestion TabrisTabarsi. It is important to consider range when identifying a species. The tortoise beetle you suggest is an Asian species and would not be found in Costa Rica.

Anne Marie McCaffrey Six Spot Ground Beetle or Domino Beetle
Six Spot Ground Beetle or Domino Beetle commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey Tamil Nadu, India7 years ago

Tiger beetles are ALWAYS running out of the photo frame in my experience :)
That's a handsome beetle, and big!

Anne Marie McCaffrey Treehopper eggs
Treehopper eggs commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey Costa Rica7 years ago

I returned to this location Nov 29, a week after this photo was taken. The egg mass looks the same. I had a good look around, but did not find any adult treehopper nearby.

Anne Marie McCaffrey The Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
The Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey AMAJVEPFO, Rwanda7 years ago

What a beautiful bird!

Anne Marie McCaffrey Tortoise beetle
Tortoise beetle commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil7 years ago

Very nice!

Anne Marie McCaffrey Treehopper eggs
Treehopper eggs commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey Costa Rica7 years ago

So egg masses for different species look different - that is interesting to know. I hope I may be able to get back to this spot tomorrow or the next day. I will check on the eggs and look for an adult.

Anne Marie McCaffrey Treehopper eggs
Treehopper eggs commented on by Anne Marie McCaffrey Costa Rica7 years ago

Thanks Sergio. I did not see a treehopper (there were a good many blue, metallic leaf beetles on the same plant). I hope I'll get a chance to go have another look ...

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