True Facts: BatFishes
True Facts: Leafhoppers and Friends
True Facts: Mating Dance of The Peacock Spider (feat. Quinta Brunson)
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[8/11/20] Rhododendron Leafhopper, Graphocephala fennahi.
a very fancy little lad
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[7/30/20] Leafhopper, Subgenus Gyponana.
just a normal leaf move along
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[7/29/20] Japanese Leafhopper, Orientus ishidae.
A very lovely if not slightly invasive fellow
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Graphocephala versuta - I think, leafhoppers like this one are outside my general bee lane. Photo by Adam Grima.
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Pro: my new もののけ姫 pajamas are awesome.
Con: I’m infested with leafhoppers and they come to get me in swarms in the night.
hey queers your always welcome to join me and the boys in
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ac commission for lee @leafhoppers !! comms r open here! ^__^
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A new Hoppers and Fungi, completely fantasist, I’m not even pretending to be close to reality this time xD
My cheap scanner doesn’t render super well, so first I started correcting in photoshop to make it more like the original, then I went on and and tweaked it even further.
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Living The Frugal Life: 01/01/2020 - 02/01/2020
We are nonetheless working on the picket fence garden here and there however it's coming alongside . Within the mean time I'm live trapping and Papa is relocating them as a lot as we will till they've been moved out , if we don't they are going to take over our yard , ya know the phrase breed like rabbits , its true , ya seen one then earlier than you know it there are hundreds lol ! Since then, staff and their unions have accused companies of doing the bare minimum to guard employees and time and once more discovering methods to maintain their lines working. Early this morning simply because the sun was rising Miggs and that i received up and that i seeing one thing bizarre on the surface of my window needed to have a closer look . As they float over with thunder rumbling in them and rain holding off from us largely the birds and critters appear to get frantic and take cover solely to have the solar come out once more and no rain at all .
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Now I do know they're there, I can find leafhoppers all over the place. Miggs has been on and off sick and we expect it's a mix of how she eats and drinks her food , See Miggs has all the time had problems along with her esophagus and digestion as well as a bit arthritis in her shoulders and we've realized that her eating from her bowls on the floor is hard on all of this now for her so we determined to lift her bowls so it makes all this simpler for her however as an alternative of going out and shopping for the expensive raised bowl feeding station Papa measured did a prototype on a computer constructing program he uses to get the best demotions and what not printed it and made it for Miggs . We hope this helps her , so far so good she gets less gas and appears to be able to swallow better and fewer pressure on all of her ailment's , she appears to love her new feeding station .
Like M. viminalis, these can be a good selection to plant in areas where flooding may sweep away less sturdy vegetation. He wasn't very massive however after i opened the window to get a more in-depth look he made a really high pitch squeal , in fact I spoke to him and advised him he can be ok I wasn't going to harm him then I grabbed my camera and he posed for me , extra like he was snoozing . So off I went in my jammies , boots and coat to get out there before the sun obtained to high up and to warm and melted it all ! Most days she just keeps to her self and acts as if we don't exist , besides at dinner time lol , very antisocial she might be however then there are days like this , gota snigger that is for certain . Indeed, there isn't any higher place than dwelling. Working in batches, place the rounds on the griddle and cook till gentle golden brown on the first side, about 1 to 2 minutes.
When the sun ultimately beamed its gentle on the little bat he took off and that was that for the bat . It can save you your self horticultural heartache by filling your garden with plants which have little or no attraction for these slimy invaders - in my experience Verbena bonariensis, euphorbias, hellebores, lavender, rosemary, japanese anemones, hydrangeas, aquilegias, astrantia, Alchemilla mollis and ferns all fall into this category. These two have been staying round our yard and have been becoming a member of the other birds concerning the feeders . I solved the bully black birds taking over the feeders as I put Safflower within the feeders now , all our black birds don't like it however all the opposite birds do and so do our Chipmunks so win win . This house on Papa’s shop is made for our Mrs Molly Wren so the Sparrows cant get in as Papa put a chunk of clear plexi glass over the thrilling gap made for only a Wren and the Sparrows cant peck it apart to fit in like they do to the wood of other houses both ! Not lengthy after Papa put up his barn chicken homes Sparrows moved proper on in once more .
Papa wants to put somewhat water fall and pond in it subsequent year . We've a number of shale he wants to construct the water fall out of and hasn't decided what kind of little pond yet . Contemplate what you will have simply completed. Our many robins have been wonderfully serenading us every evening and morning . Almost all of our spring birds have arrived now Robins , Grackles , Red Wings, Morning Doves , Cow birds , Starlings , Killdeer and now the Song Sparrow which I had been waiting and waiting for . Right now I'm within the means of painting and then each Papa and i shall be digging and shaping the garden he does all of the muscle work . He bought a flood gentle on a timer for it like we have now about the remainder of our gardens and he moved it from the place it is on this pic to close to the highest of the middle pole aiming down on the garden as the sunshine shines down and out on the garden , it appears to be like nice at night time to , so nonetheless a bit of labor in progress for now . The pic does not present the canines as well for it was taken with my phone however they turned out good better then I expected .
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[Species] | Chestnut-backed chickadee
The chestnut-backed chickadee (Poecile rufescens) is a small passerine bird inhabiting the extreme west of North America. Moving only seasonally, it can be considered a permanent resident of its range, which spands from southern Alaska to southwestern California.
They don’t grow very large, reaching lengths of only up to 12 centimetres, wingspans of 19 centimetres on average and a typical weight between 7 and 12 grams. Chestnut-backed chickadees are boldly black and white on the head, much like other chickadees too and their back is a rich chestnut, making them unique in their family, most members of which are typically a more slaty grey.
These birds occur within a variety of woodlands, but especially moist coniferious forests, with trees such as spruce, fir and others. In the southern parts of their range they may also live in mixed forests with understory of alders and willows.
Chestnut-backed chickadees are capable of using nocturnal hypothermia to regulate energy expenditure, which allows them to survive the harsh winters were other birds are forced to migrate. Estimates suggest that the energy conserved while making use of this method may be as high as 32%.
The oldest ever recored invidiual was first captured and released in California in 1992, and then again in the same state in 2001, at which point it had at least aged 9 years and 6 months.
Most of their foraging they do by hopping around twigs and branches, gleaning food from the surface. Sometimes they can be found hanging upside down to reach the underside of branches. They also probe in crevices of barks, occasionally doing so midflight, and are amongst the bird species that may decide to store food as opposed to immediately eating it.
They have a varied diet of insects, seeds and berries. Insects they do feed on include caterpillars, moths, beetles, leafhoppers and small wasps. As with most other birds too, they feed more actively on insects during breeding season and more actively on seeds and alike during the winter.
The female can lay up to 9, white, dotted eggs and is the only one to incubate them, for an unkown period of time. If disturbed during this period it flutters its wings and makes loud hissing noises. The young are presumably cared for by both parents, but it is not known at what age they become capable of flight.
They use the fur of animals much more than most other bird species when building their nest, it accounting sometimes up to 50% of the materials used. The most common types of fur are rabbit, coyote, and deer, but that of skunks, cats, horses and cows isn’t rare either.
Surveys have found that over the course of the last few decades their populations have slowly been going down, which is probably a result of habitat loss within their range. Despite of that, they are still considered birds of least concern, as they do not decline at the thresholds necessary for them to be deemed a vulnerable species.
Photo credits: Nigel Horsely, Martin Dollenkamp, Jason Taylor
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@weirdo-with-a-nametag submitted: Hello I would like to share more bugs!!
My very first assassin bug ever (that I recognized as one, at least)!! Very exciting! And it was thanks to your blog, actually, I aw a post about one and then a few days later encountered this buddy! A leafhopper assassin bug, maybe?
And this friend, on the leaf of a fuzzy spiderwort - I think a chrysanthemum lace bug? Or perhaps another.
Northwest Oregon, do you think these are the right IDs?
Also a very nice yellow sac spider - she was quite calm while being moved outside!
Hello! I am happy to view more bugs. Yes, the first is a leafhopper assassin bug. Way to go IDing your first assassin bug! I would say the lacebug is at least in Corythuca, although couldn’t confirm it’s for sure a chrysanthemum lace bug. Surprised you even managed photos that clear considering how tiny they are. Love the lil yellow sac friend as well! Thanks for sharing again!
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Leafhopper 1: GIANT! Now, how'd you know we were under this leaf! Leafhopper 2: Were you sticking your butt out again?! Come on! You gotta be more careful than that! #blacktippedleafhopperツマグロオオヨコバイ #godshandevidentinbugstoo #tiny5safari #ちびっこサファリ #thewindneverstopsblowinghere #bugsofjapan #bugsofakitachristchurch #bugphotography #cheapandroidandmacrolens #challengedbythelimitations (at 秋田キリスト教会) https://www.instagram.com/p/CNj_pNmM7se/?igshid=mbugfcp110nq
[Species] | Red-faced warbler
The red-faced warbler (Cardellina rubrifrons) is a small passerine bird in the New World warbler family occurring in North and Central America. Mature individuals are only 14 centimetres long, have a wingspan of 21 centimetres and weigh 9.3 grams on average.
They have a light grey upper side with a white rump and equally white underside. The face, neck and upper breast are all bright red, which is how this species has gotten its name. The spot on the back of the head where the black crown and grey meet is sometimes speckled grey, or plain white.
Locally, red-faced warblers are common in montane conifer or oak forests at elevations of 2 to 3 km above sea level. During the winter they migrate from the USA and Northern Mexico to Southern Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala.
They prefer to forage in trees with dense foliage, where they actively search outer parts of branches and twigs for insects. At times they may do most of their foraging by flying, taking out prey mid-air. Outside of the breeding seasons red-faced warblers may gather in mixed-species flocks.
Although researchers don’t have any detailed information on their diet, it is an undoubtable fact that they feed on insects. It is presumed that caterpillars, which are fed to nestlings, are an important part of their diet. Other insects they likely feed on include small flies and leafhoppers.
Usually the female lays 3 to 4 pinkish white eggs that are flecked with brown. Only the female incubates them, over a period of usually 11 to 13 days, but sometimes as much as 17. Both parents raise the young together as a pair, but it’s common for both males and females to mate outside of the pair as well. One study suggests that possibly as much as 45% of all nests contained young unrelated to the male that was tending the nest.
Though they have expanded their range further northward over the course of the last few decades, they could be vulnerable as a result of habitat loss in Mexico. As of now the IUCn still considers them a species of least concern.
Photo credits: Laura Erickson
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Spotted in the garden of an apartment building. A Scarlet-and-Green Leafhopper
Photographer: Douglas Yardley
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what's up gamer, a leafhopper nymph can travel 1 mile in under 5 seconds
that is the most terrifying thing that i’ve ever seen
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