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I've found it - it's a Common Rose Swallowtail (Pachliopta aristolochiae) A few images on this page. http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/aristolochiae,butterfly/Interesting including these two There is a picture also at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachliopta_aristolochiae but this one is upside down compared to mine. Mystery solved.


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That looks like a member of genus Lupinus, flowering plants native to North and South America: I couldn't find a good resource for species of Lupinus in Columbia so I can't help you with the species, unfortunately.


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I'm going to suggest it is the larvae of a carpet beetle. Initially I thought possibly the Varied carpet beetle because of the lighter patches near the posterior end similar to this picture from the wiki page on this species: Having said that the geographical range might not be correct so it could be a similar species so I've dug a bit deeper. There are ...


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No, this is not a carpenter ant...it's possibly a Pavement Ant (Tetramorium caespitum) - only it's a male & hence winged....for identification...follow these guidelines- Pavement ant workers are small, l/8-inch to 3/16-inch long, and blackish brown with light-colored legs and two spines at the end of the thorax. A distinguishing character, ...


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I think it's a kingfisher. Luckily the tail is short. Some are larger, some smaller, yellow-, orange-, or brown-billed, but all with an intense stare, especially when they spot prey.


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It might be the Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)


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Trees have different kinds of bark. If your tree was not moist and seeping, it had bark. Since that tree is clearly alive, it's likely that it has a smooth, light-colored naturally peeling bark. Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamillia) has a beautiful bark that is constantly shedding in patches of tan, green, orange and brown. It always has bark, ...



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