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Animal of the Day: Extatosoma tiaratum, the spiny leaf insect

Animal of the Day: Extatosoma tiaratum, the spiny leaf insect

Theridion grallator, also known as the happy face spider, is a spider in the family Theridiidae. Its Hawaiian name is nananana makakiʻi. The specific epithet grallator is Latin for "stilt walker", a reference to the species' long, spindly legs. Wikipedia Scientific name: Theridion grallator Rank: Species

Theridion grallator, or "Happy Face Spider" (known to Hawaiians as the face-patterned spider - Nananana makaki'i) is found in the rainforests of Hawaiian islands, gets just a few millimeters big, and said to be harmless to humans.

PTEDSC03343 by adegsm@

The flight of insects is not easy. A very large energy is spent in beating of wings. But these animals are so fantastic that they can make only some parts of the body are heated to save energy is so important for life! Wow finally, one that's Flying.

Homophoita sp. | ©Joao P. Burini   (Piedade, Brazil) Although beautiful, the leaf beetles of the genus Homophoita (Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae) are regarded as pest in tropical America.

Homophoita sp. | ©Joao P. Burini (Piedade, Brazil) Although beautiful, the leaf beetles of the genus Homophoita (Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae) are regarded as pest in tropical America.

˚Red and yellow aposematic cotton stainer bug (Pyrrhocoridae?) Madagascar by pbertner @ Flickr

Red and yellow aposematic cotton stainer bug - Dysdercus suturellus (Pyrrhocoridae)

Euphobetron aquapennis,limacodidae  euphobetron

Tinolius eburneigutta, caterpillar of the moth Euphobetron aquapennis a member of Underwing, Tiger, and Tussock Moths and Allies

Treehopper (Umbelligerus) -- way cool head thingy (scientific term)

Treehoppers: Aetalionidae, Melizoderidae, and Membracidae (Hemiptera) - gallery

This wandering violin mantis showed up at a hotel room in Sri Lanka. Lucky for us, Nuwan Chathuranga was nearby to photograph it. Here's our Project Noah Rangers'

This wandering violin mantis showed up at a hotel room in Sri Lanka. Lucky for us, Nuwan Chathuranga was nearby to photograph it. Here's our Project Noah Rangers' Spotting of the Week! Spotted by Nuwan Chathuranga:

¿Qué animalito te gusta más? - Taringa!

¿Qué animalito te gusta más?

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