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Stuff I find in gardens

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Stuff I find in gardens

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:06 am

Not really art, I just like taking pictures of bugs with my phone.

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I met this charming fellow today.

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Ma'am, I believe you are on the wrong tree.

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Flatspider.

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Uhh... These are not supposed to be in Darwin.

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Bzzz.

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Caught a leaf in the throw net one night and found this little fella clinging to the underside with its specialised legs. I'd never seen anything like it before. It looks as if the four elongated legs are used to subtly propel the leaf around or else waft detritus toward the crab's mouth for consumption, or maybe because they're so long they're for reaching out and clinging to things. The other four shortened legs are used to cling to the underside of the leaf. The crab's claws are extremely short and probably useless for predation, so the crab is probably a filter feeder or detritivore. It's a male crab as evinced by the thin tail folded onto its underside.

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Very pretty moth. I usually see much smaller subspecies of this moth, probably less than a 5th of the size of that one.

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Native bees. BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

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Re: Stuff I find in gardens

Postby Apocalyptus » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:03 am

Those are pretty cool. Do you reckon the crab's a native? I haven't seen or heard of that kind of species before, but I guess it's not surprising given that Darwin and Melbourne have completely different climates.
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Re: Stuff I find in gardens

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:48 am

I googled it and found out that it's called a Adorable!

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Re: Stuff I find in gardens

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:16 pm

Ohmanohmanohmannn I miss Australia. :(

These pictures are awesome.
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Re: Stuff I find in gardens

Postby smiley_cow » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:25 am

Pretty sure photography is a form of art.

Also very cool! I'm a big fan of bugs too.
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Re: Stuff I find in gardens

Postby Kimra » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:28 pm

This just reminds me that I have to go on a bug killing rampage tomorrow.
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