Tag Archives: Insects

Summer impressions (part 4): Sometimes even small animals cast a long shadow

A late summer afternoon: This – maybe 3 mm long froghopper – came to visit our table. Look at the long shadow! And as a short clip:

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Summer impressions (part2): Hungry Bumble Bees

This summer I didn`t draw or sketch anything, because I was not in the best of health. In springtime I had so many ideas and inspirations, and I made so many smaller and bigger drafts – so I think, this … Continue reading

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Someone in red crossed my way

This small, red animal is a velvet mite (Trombidium holosericeum): It`s quite a big mite; this one was 7 mm long. Adult velvet mites eat small insects and insect eggs.

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Late at night

Who`s climbing up the door frame?  It`s Pentatoma rufipes, the forest bug!    

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A butterfly

… in the summerwind:  

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Annually Fishes and Amphibians Exhibition (Part 3)

The same procedure as every year: Find the animal(s)! 🙂   Extatosoma tiaratum:     Ampulex compressa:     Princisia vanwerebeki:     Caridina cantonensis & Neocaridina davidi:     Hymenochirus boettgeri:     Baby turtle: Born on July 19th, … Continue reading

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Annually Fishes and Amphibians Exhibition (Part 1)

… here in Göttingen (Old Botanical Garden).   Skeleton of a chameleon:     Pachnoda marginata from Africa:  

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