|A small Monkey Grasshopper (Biroella sp.). The large red compound eyes combined with the black pseudopupils give these grasshoppers a charasmatic appearance.|
Monday, February 18, 2013
A couple of snaps from Cape Tribulation this week, featuring a couple of invertebrates with very impressive eyes.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
We found this amazing scene in the foliage beside our driveway. A small Ornate crab spider (Poecilothomisus speciosus) had captured an adult male Jungle huntsman (Heteropoda jugulans). Crab spiders are renowned for capturing prey larger than themselves, but taking down a predator of this size is very impressive. Even more remarkable was that the crab spider was operating on 5 legs - it had lost three some time prior on its right side.
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