Philth's non-theraphosid mygalomorph and true spider photo thread.
I don't have a picture thread for tarantulas, as I usually use the Genus threads to post pics of them. I've been getting more into other mygalomorph,...
Micrathena gracilis is a spider in the family Araneidae (orb-weavers), commonly known as the Spined Micrathena or the "CD Spider" because its webs can make it appear that there are CDs hanging from the trees. It is completely harmless to humans.
Camel spider (Solifugidae)
This is the head (prosoma) of an excessively nervous and fast moving creature. It has eight legs, a spider-like body, but enormous chelicerae with vertically placed pincers (like crabs have) and just two 'compound' eyes (aggregated ocels). It is not a true spider but a solifugid (Solifugidae). Found it in broad daylight hunting on arthropods (any) in an open grassy spot in the miombo forest (Lubumbashi, DR Congo). Prey is cut to bits with the massive pincers and body parts are sucked in…
Horse fly - Haematopota pluvialis
Last weekend I spent at my grandparents garden. I was looking for spiders, bugs and different creatures. I saw some amazing insects, but I wasn't able to take a shot of them because they were too fast for me... :( Despite that I found some really awesome looking horse flies which expressions gave a wide smile to me... :) This shot shows one of these expressions that I want to share with you. This image is focus stacked of 3 images taken at F8 with a Pentax 28mm lens reversed on some…
Mud and spiders
A dark colored mud dauber from central Benin (collection from 1997). This wasp lives in miombo forests with 6 months of drought. The pointed and long mandibles are used to collect mud to build nests. The nests are often seen in crevices, old trees and houses. The impressive jaws are also used to hunt spiders that are brought to the nest. Total length of this wasp is 3,5cm; this image is about 10mm tall. Studio stack based on 176 images taken with an MP-E 65mm at 3,5x (ISO100, f5.6, 1/200sec…
Wallpaper Messor structor, ant, macro, Animals #5106
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Studio portrait of a Ground beetle The Magnificent Procerus scabrosus from the family Carabidae Tech info | 86 exposures stacked at f5, exp.time 15sec, ISO200, ~1.5x magnification at Zerene Stacker The scene lit by two IKEA Jansjö led lamp and diffused with paper canon mp-e 65mm/f2.8 1-5x macro lens | Metabones Canon EF to Sony E Smart Adapter (Mark IV) | Sony A7 LARGE version!
Focus stack of a quite spectacularly coloured Tiger Beetle, cicindela chinensis flammifera, which originally hails from South Korea. I havn't found many details about this particular beetle other than in common with other tiger beetles, it has a ferocious set of mandibles used for crushing and cutting prey. They remind me of scimitars with some assassin daggers added for good luck. Tiger beetles are found in virtually all parts of the world, and are also some of the fastest runners on the…
Scientists find spawning site for terrifying-looking fish, but are happy about it
Scientists are thrilled to have found the southern hemisphere’s first known spawning site for the fish.