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If you get a higher resolution and closer image, it would be a little easier, but from what I can make out, I have two suggestions. To me, it appears to be tiny yellow eggs grouped together which leads me to believe it could be milkweed bug or a lady bug. The eggs of the milkweed bug look like: The eggs of a lady bug look like: Since these pictures ...


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This is advice from a website on plants, but its advice is equally valid for plants or animals. For example, if you wish to discuss several Pinguicula species, do you call them Pinguiculae or Pinguiculas? The answer is that you can do neither! Pinguicula is the name of the genus, a single group of plants which was very carefully named. If you make ...


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It's not a single grass cell, but this does indeed appear to be a micrograph of a leaf of grass—so it actually contains numerous cells. Here's another image I was able to find with a much more clear description of exactly what you're seeing: Marram grass leaf. Light micrograph of a cross section through a closed (unravelled) leaf of Marram ...


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Is the plant Banana (looks similar)? If so, the bagworm (Psychidae) Kophene cuprea could be a possibility, since it is considered a pest on banana (Mosich & Larsen, 1978). The larval case is also supposed to be conical, but I cannot find an online picture for comparison.


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It is definitely a longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae), most probably from the subfamily Lamiinae (Flat-Faced Longhorns, > 10000 species worldwide). I'm however mostly familiar with longhorn beetles from northern Europe, and there might be taxa that I'm unaware of. The overall morphology (e.g. downward facing head, robust build, spined pronotum) is however very ...


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It appears to be a longhorn borer beetle. A more comparable picture is found here. Are there fig trees nearby? Here you will find numerous images of Longhorn beetles.


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I have been looking into this for days, but this plant is difficult to identify without its flower. I reached out to a botanist at Dartmouth, who suggests that it is either one of two species-- a nasturtium (Tropaeoleum sp.) or a geranium (pelargonium). The leaves are what are called peltate, meaning shield-like with the stem attached directly underneath. ...


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That is a beautiful Pink Quill, or Tillandsia cyanea. I have included two websites below about this plant, both of which include care tips. http://home-and-gardening.info/2009/09/18/a-guide-on-growing-tillandsia/ http://houseplants.about.com/od/bromeliads/a/Bromeliads.htm


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Polygonum cuspidatum, common name Japanese knotweed. A notorious invasive species. It's actually a herbaceous perennial (those stems grew in just one season, and will die back to the ground at the first hard freeze), not a shrub. The red things are ripening seeds, not flowers.


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Its a black Cricket . Crickets, (family Gryllidae) are related to the Grasshoppers Family. It should have grasshopper like hind legs . Crickets usually emit noise from its body.


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I am pretty sure this doesn't happen with eagles, and I have no idea why this would be written. But not so! In a flash the great mother eagle flies down, catches the little one on her back, and flies up and deposits it in the nest. ("Whew! Mom, that must have been an accident.") But it wasn’t an accident." This is flight, alright: a pure flight of ...


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In what season was the picture taken? Can you give an idea of the size of the objects present on the photo? Based on the rough surface of the fruits, I would suggest having a look at Moraceae, and in particular at the Artocarpeae tribe within this family.



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