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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 12, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Survival, the Hopper Whisperer! Very nice!

I doubt Mighty Hiker checks this, or any, thread any more but this one's for you, Mighty!


From the Life Is Strange Dept; waiting for the termite man I saw this
little guy/gal on my front window...
And just how does one palm vertical glass?

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 26, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
Claud, that prolly happened in Aussieland where anything that bites you will
prolly kill you. A buddy of mine was visiting friends there and woke up in
his guest bedroom watching this spider spin this cool web in the corner near
his bed. He goes out for breakfast and starts telling them about it and
they all immediately ask,

"Is the web funnel shaped?"

A big stampede for the RAID ensued.



Found this little cutie while working on my deck.
He's all of an inch long but he was most uncooperative - all he wanted
to do was haul balls for some place dark.
Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly


This Tarantula Hawk Wasp was good sized, 1-1/4" body?
Credit: Reilly
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 26, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 26, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Panama ants
Panama ants
Credit: Timmc
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 26, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 27, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
"You don't have to be big to be successful."

Collective wisdom of Pratt, Chouinard, and Harding on Watsonkins and El Cap, for sure.

Grade VII, let's go to the coffee shop.

Ya guide us into that cloud of mosquitoes and I'll slit ya from brinne...
Ya guide us into that cloud of mosquitoes and I'll slit ya from brinney to brisket, Clemens.
Credit: mouse from merced
The ultimate boulder problem.  Stuck inside a ceramic Mark Twain-y cof...
The ultimate boulder problem. Stuck inside a ceramic Mark Twain-y coffee mug with sloping inner walls, this roach is wondering WTF do I do now?
Credit: mouse from merced
It's simple.  You are gonna die, like this one, you little pest.
It's simple. You are gonna die, like this one, you little pest.
Credit: mouse from merced
No way out, Jose Cucaracha!  Your sponsors called, too.  Your perks ar...
No way out, Jose Cucaracha! Your sponsors called, too. Your perks are cancelled, Mr. Superclimber! The North Face doesn't want you around anymore.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Nov 27, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Zombie ants

Credit: Sparky

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/pictures/110303-zombie-ants-fungus-new-species-fungi-bugs-science-brazil/
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
That's crazy, some real sci-fi stuff there.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2014 - 12:44pm PT
Hoh, man! "Daddy, be careful."
She should have said, "We're gonna need a bigger bucket, daddy."
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Jan 7, 2014 - 03:46pm PT
Don't know anything about insects, but this boy was hard at work in the yard of a house I'm working on. That's a Bee he's wrapping up, so you can get a sense of his size, he's a beefy fellow.

Credit: Rudder
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
I've seen those guys around here too. Never have found out what kind they are.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 10, 2014 - 05:49pm PT
You mean "insetcs."
Credit: mouse from merced
The entree.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:59pm PT
Think you had a rough day?

Credit: Reilly

The weird thing is that after patiently posing for a dozen pics I was
thinking about putting him out of his misery. No sooner than the thoughts
coalesced he emphatically took off!



ps
Rudder's spider looks a Garden Spider but that's not definitive.


Black Widow egg sac...
Credit: Reilly
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2014 - 11:41am PT
Awesome camo!!/ pic taken from the web
Awesome camo!!/ pic taken from the web
Credit: dirt claud
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 6, 2014 - 12:15pm PT
Die!
Die!
Credit: Tvash

FU!
FU!
Credit: Tvash

Yellowstone NP
Yellowstone NP
Credit: Tvash

Cleared for landing &#40;Yellowstone NP&#41;
Cleared for landing (Yellowstone NP)
Credit: Tvash

Accessorizing &#40;Zion NP&#41;
Accessorizing (Zion NP)
Credit: Tvash
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 6, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
Rudder et al, those are cat-face spiders. Either Araneus gemma or gemmoides. Fun to have around in the garden for sure.
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Mar 6, 2014 - 01:26pm PT
As part of my BA in art, I specialized in science illustration. Here are a few of many insect paintings I did in partial fulfillment of the degree. They are small- 3"-4" gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper, made with the aid of a camera lucida Some of my illustrations appeared in Scientific American and other journals many years ago.

Mexican beetle displaying mimicry. Gouache painting 1971
Mexican beetle displaying mimicry. Gouache painting 1971
Credit: KL
Scarab painting, gouache  1971
Scarab painting, gouache 1971
Credit: KL

While doing grad studies in Anthropology in Nayarit, I was hiking in the jungle with a local and saw a caterpillar similar to this one. My guide, Jose Angel, shouted out- "Don't touch it!!" It turns out some of these things can kill a person, just by touching the hairs.

Asp moth caterpillar
Asp moth caterpillar
Credit: Wiki

Some selected from the www~

"Froggy went a courtin' and he did ride um hm,
Sword and pistol by his side um hm."

Frog and Beetle
Frog and Beetle
Credit: Web

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Missing photo ID#348050

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2014 - 02:56pm PT
Great illustrations Keith, cool pics too, thanks for posting. I've heard about them caterpillars.
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