THE DYNAMIC EARTH: A BLOG ABOUT GEOLOGY AND THE EARTH SCIENCES

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I've got some Macrobugs too!

A few days back, Callan posted some really awesome pictures of some of his local arthopods.  I thought I'd share some crawlies as well, although mine aren't local.  These are pictures from a muggy mountain hike on Taboga, an island on the pacific side of Panama. 

I didn't put any scale bar on this one, but this damn caterpillar was around seven inches long, and started waggling it's head around when we got close to get a picture.


This was a pissed off tarantula, who was busy hunting, and didn't want his picture taken.  About as big as my hand (my hands are 38 inches across).

3 comments:

Megan said...

But what was neater was that the frogs were smaller than this spider!

Anonymous said...

Hands "38 inches across" are macro-hands!

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