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Looks similar to this, although I'm not confident enough to ID:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutinus_ele...
Ah, nostalgia! I'm a native Floridian and I must say I don't miss having to wash these buggers off my car during mating season. :)
This was unintentional? Wow! The fungus has style :)
Just lovely! Is it a fruiting apple tree or a (flowering) crabapple? I'm curious what variety grows and blooms there in California. Must be a low-chill variety (like Anna)?
I almost favorited this again! Instead I'll leave a comment -- my initial reaction is that these look like contact lenses. :)
Some kind of cicada. Brave shot! I even get startled when I find their molted shells in my garden. Not sure how I'd handle this close encounter. :)
Thank you Jakubko and thank you for the ID :)
@Kranti Dhiman -- thank you! I am happy to report this moth was safely released back outdoors where it belongs :)
@ceherzog your photos are much nicer! Uncanny timing though :)
Growing up in South Florida, we always called these "banana spiders". I believe they're actually called Golden Silk Orb Weavers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_sil...