PORCELAIN CRABS FROM CHILE
Porcelanids are decapod (with 10 legs) crustaceans in the widespread family Porcellanidae, which superficially resemble true crabs. They have flattened bodies as an adaptation for living in rock crevices. They are delicate, readily losing limbs when attacked, and use their large claws for maintaining territories.
Photograph by Arthur Anker
- Allopetrolisthes spinifrons
- Allopetrolisthes angulosus
- Petrolisthes laevigatus
- Lipetrolisthes mitra
- Alopetrolisthes punctatus
- Petrolisthes violaceus
- Petrolisthes tuberculatus
Millions (and millions) of mayflies hatched in Wisconsin and Minnesota caught on radar. Via BoingBoing
The Scorpionfly (Panorpa communis) may look like the offspring of a scorpion and a wasp, but they are in fact completely harmless, living off dead insects that they sometimes take from spiderwebs. What looks like a stinger is actually the male’s genitals.
Scorpionflies have been around since the Mesozoic age (250-66 million years ago) and are believed to be the forerunners of most modern moths and butterflies.
Classification: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Mecoptera - Panorpidae - Panorpa
Rainbow Jumping Spider, Maratus robinsoni.