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Bats with red spots

During a 2008 trip to La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica, I took a terrible photograph of some lesser sac-winged bats (Saccopteryx leptura) roosting on the underside of a tree. I kept the photograph because the bats seemed to sporting some … Continue reading

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Variable oakleaf caterpillar

This is a newly-molted variable oakleaf caterpillar (Lochmaeus manteo), with old head capsule still attached. I initially thought the capsule was the head and that the thorax had eyespots, but John and Jane Balaban on Bugguide.net pointed out the obvious … Continue reading

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Eastern boxelder bugs

Below are some photographs of Eastern boxelder bugs (Boisea trivittata) I took recently at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. These true bugs are fun to watch — richly colored, morphologically variable (they go through numerous instars), … Continue reading

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Red milkweed beetles

Mating pairs of red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) are not rare (they can couple for hours at a time), but I thought this couple looked cute, in a worried sort of way. The half-lidded expression is because their compound eyes … Continue reading

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Brown anole dewlap

Brown anole displaying its dewlap. Not sure whether this was a male or female, though I’m sure anyone familiar with brown anoles would know instantly. Males supposedly have bigger dewlaps and display them longer … but I only saw this one individual. My … Continue reading

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Gratuitous suggestions for car brake lights

I don’t know anyone in the automobile design industry, but just in case someone stumbles onto this post in that position, I have two suggestions that I think would dramatically reduce rear-ending: 1.  Tapping the brakes should activate rear red … Continue reading

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