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Larva on leaf

An unidentified Lepidoptera larva. Photographed in Oaxaca, Mexico, in April 2004, the larva is possibly a member of the Papilionidae family of butterflies.

Credit: © GBIF, photo by Meredith A. Lane

 

<em>Delonix regia</em>

Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf., the scientific name of the flowering tree commonly known as Royal Poinciana. This photo was taken in Oaxaca, Mexico, in April 2004. A native of Madagascar, the tree is now widely cultivated around the world. See http://www.floridata.com/ref/d/delo_reg.cfm

Credit: © GBIF, photo by Meredith A. Lane

 

Kea, New Zealand Mountain Parrot

Kea, New Zealand's mountain parrot (Nestor notabilis Gould, 1856). This photo was taken at Arthur's Pass, New Zealand, in October, 2004. See http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Nestor_notabilis.html

Credit: © GBIF, photo by Per de Place Bjørn

 

A common lichen of New Zealand

Pseudocyphellaria homeophylla (Nyl.), described by C.W. Dodge. This photo was taken at Arthur's Pass, New Zealand, in October of 2004. Pseudocyphellaria homeophylla is a common lichen of New Zealand.

Credit: © GBIF, photo by Per de Place Bjørn

 

De Brazza's monkey

De Brazza's monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus Schlegel, 1876). This photo of a captive animal was taken at the Leipzig Zoo in March 2004. See http://members.tripod.com/uakari/cercopithecus_neglectus.html

Credit: © GBIF, photo by Meredith A. Lane

 

San Francisco piranha

San Francisco piranha (Pygocentrus piraya Cuvier, 1819). This photo of a captive animal was taken at the Danish National Aquarium in April, 2003. The largest of the piranhas, Pygocentrus piraya is dangerous; its import is prohibited in some countries.

Credit: © GBIF, photo by Meredith A. Lane

 

Crab spider

Misumena vatia (Clerck, 1757). This photo was taken in Poland in the summer of 2004. Crab spiders occur all around the world, but Misumena vatia is found only in North America and Europe. Misumena vatia females are larger than the males.

Credit: © GBIF, photo by Per de Place Bjørn

 



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