headhoncho, any idea on what species are found on taiwan? i have found ones like that but not gold. all colored and metalic like, but never gold. really neat.
trying to find an old discussion about a spiders taxonomy, i found this: disaster.org.tw/CHINESE/annm … upp1/3.pdf
take it with a grain of salt as within its abstract there is SERIOUS error which may make them seem not so credible. but being a Taiwan paper its always good to read it and get more local knowledge.
some pics from the last few weeks.
Liocheles australasiae - had to take this one back for students. was released next day.
Macrothele sp. I completely forget what we decided on species now…
Nephila pilipes, medium girl. was trying to get pictures of her little parasitic red pets, but couldnt do it.
Would LOVE an ID for this girl. She has done her motherly duties very well. I have found this spider twice before. they are scary fast, without egg sac, and they can jump forward. a real jump, not a scramble away/fall.
Another ID. this thing flies, was in river bottom valley near dense forest/bush. was sitting on river adn it flew on my shoulder. it arched/S shaped its back liek it was froma sci fi movie about to sting so i ble wit off. poisonous?
Another crazy fast hunter
different kind of African land snail type. never got into their classification, but found 3 distinct types in southern taiwan so far.
caterpillar eating Annnora montana. beauty kept them alive.
We were told these are what ruin our mangoes with maggots…
Anyone ever found any Latrodectus in Taiwan?