Animals without backbones and other life forms

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Hoy
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Animals without backbones and other life forms

You find them wherever you find plants. Insects of course but also spiders, millipedes and centipedes; toadstools and other fungi, and all other beings that belong to nature.

Here are a few as a starter.

This one is called Dyer's polypore or Norway Chicken (don't know why; the Norwegian name is "gulrandkjuke" = yellow rim polypore), (Phaeolus schweinitzii). It causes rot on conifers but this one popped up on a dead rose shrub near a pine stump. The fruiting body developed in a month and then disintegrated into a very colourful slime.

The next two are caterpillars, Grass eggar (Lasiocampa trifolii) and Lettuce shark (Cucullia lactucae). The first one feeds on various trees and shrubs. I found it defoliating a Helianthemum. The second feeds on several Asteraceae and I found it on a sow thistle (Sonchus). I didn't kill any of them, softhearted as I am ;)

This is a common butterfly Scarce copper (Lycaena virgaureae) - or to be more specific, is a representant for a common genus with several species. Always a joy to see.

The last one is a South American bee. Several bees were busy with this Pericum relative along the river Churun where we made a stop for lunch on our way up the river to take a look at Angel Falls.

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At first I was wondering how a South American bee made it to Norway!
I have lots of fungi and insect images, always interesting to see all the life wherever you are-though usually I don't have any idea what they are!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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cohan wrote:

At first I was wondering how a South American bee made it to Norway!
I have lots of fungi and insect images, always interesting to see all the life wherever you are-though usually I don't have any idea what they are!

She could of course gone by an aircraft ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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You never know these days-- all sorts of exotic creatures creating havoc!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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The other day a plane had to go to Norway in stead of Sweden. It had a mouse on board and the Swedes weren't allowed to kill that animal!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Hoy wrote:

The other day a plane had to go to Norway in stead of Sweden. It had a mouse on board and the Swedes weren't allowed to kill that animal!

Complicated international relations!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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