Well, I still have a bit of a backlog, but hey, it’s summer and the critters are all out and the plants are blooming. Send photos–but remember, good ones!
First, two ‘hoppers from reader Mike McDowell (his website is here):
Acanalonia Planthopper – uncertain of species:
Treehopper, Archasia belfragei:
Two mammals from Steve Pinker’s trip to Tasmania:
Forester kangaroo, Macropus giganteus [Reader Diana McPherson will comment on the animal’s expression and thoughts]:
A snuffling short-beaked echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus
From reader Jim Sulzer, two horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) in flagrante delicto, found on the Maine coast:
And, finally, I’m posting this just as a favor for Stephen Barnard, who has given us so many lovely photos from Idaho. He sent me this today with the title, “My d*g catching a Frisbee”, and with the caption, “Good technically. You may not like the subject.”
Dog: Canis lupus familiaris:
Well, it is good, technically. . .