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San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, MexicoLat: 16.74, Long: -92.63

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LaurenZarate Geometrid Moth
Geometrid Moth commented on by LaurenZarate Chiapas, Mexico3 months ago

Hi Mark, I didn't even venture a guess on this one, especially because of how it looked from the side. But Juan Carlos Garcia Morales of iNaturalist gave an ID as the subfamily Larentiinae of the Geometridae. Go figure!
Does look like lots of the Larentiinae on the web, shaped like this one:

LaurenZarate Acorns of the Kermes Oak
Acorns of the Kermes Oak commented on by LaurenZarate Comunitat Valenciana, Spain3 months ago

So this is the Oak the Kermes Scale feeds on?!

LaurenZarate Kermes ilicis
Kermes ilicis commented on by LaurenZarate Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain3 months ago

The ant is "tending" the scale in exchange for the sweet excrement that the scale produces.

LaurenZarate Green black fly
Green black fly commented on by LaurenZarate Shefa, Vanuatu3 months ago

Looks like a Dolichopodidae.

LaurenZarate Spaniocelyphus sp. 狹鬚甲蠅
Spaniocelyphus sp. 狹鬚甲蠅 commented on by LaurenZarate Paracel Islands3 months ago

Cool! A Beetle Fly!

LaurenZarate Hanging Lobster Claw
Hanging Lobster Claw commented on by LaurenZarate Telire, Provincia Limón, Costa Rica3 months ago

If you look up Heliconia, you'll find which one this is easily...

LaurenZarate Ichneumonid Wasp
Ichneumonid Wasp commented on by LaurenZarate Chiapas, Mexico3 months ago

I found the male of this species 2 days later and have added him.

LaurenZarate Ichneumonid Wasp
Ichneumonid Wasp commented on by LaurenZarate Chiapas, Mexico3 months ago

Thank you Ashley for the honor of the nomination.

LaurenZarate Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by LaurenZarate MG, Brazil3 months ago

May be a nymphal Psocid covering itself with fungi?

LaurenZarate Fairy fingers
Fairy fingers commented on by LaurenZarate Washington, USA3 months ago

Wow! Another one!