It’s been a long long time since my last post on tumblr :c
Flower Crab Spider (Thomisus labefactus, Thomisidae)
See other images of spiders of the family Thomisidae in my photostream HERE.
Crab spider is a common name applied loosely to many species of spiders, but most consistently to members of the family Thomisidae.
Thomisidae do not build webs to trap prey, though all of them produce silk for drop lines and sundry reproductive purposes; some are wandering hunters and the most widely known are ambush predators. Some species sit on or beside flowers or fruit, where they grab visiting insects.
Rationalisation for the name crab spider is generally subjective and anecdotal. It is commonly said to refer to a fancied resemblance to crabs, or to the way such spiders hold their two front pairs of legs, or their ability to scuttle sideways or backwards.
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese spiders and arachnids on my Flickr site HERE…..
Toadstools, mushrooms, Fungi, edible and poisonous; one thousand American Fungi; how to select and cook the edible; how to distinguish and avoid the poisonous, with full botanic descriptions, by Charles McIlvaine … and Robert K. Macadam. on Flickr.
Publication info Indianapolis,The Bobbs-Merrill company[c1912]
University of California Libraries
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In Jon’s latest oil paintings, ‘Peter and Jane, the Lost Episodes’, he succeeds in recontextualising commonplace scenes with unexpected and absurdly humorous interventions…
Work from this series was recently included in The Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture 2013.
Jun 29 9,742 notes
I just came across this in my planty searches…OMG! I wish I could get some better pictures of this plant. Brunsvigia bosmaniae.
A paper butterfly found among the papers of Walt Whitman. Probably 1850-1860.
Inspired by the ever-changing underwater life, Portland-based multidisciplinary artist Sayuri Sasaki Hemann creates a breathtaking jellyfish aquarium, titled ‘Underwater Flight’ in a place where you least expect it, the Portland International Airport. Continuing her exploration of the way light is reflected on different mediums, Sayuri experiments with colored organza, wool felting fibers and silk to build this magical underwater kingdom.
This installation is part of ‘Urban Aquarium’, an ongoing project that aims to “create a dialogue between viewers about context and displacement and about the unexpected.” | via http://inspir3d.net/2012/08/19/underwater-flight-by-sayuri-sasaki-hemann/
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