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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.


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.


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 ...


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, ...


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.


It might be the Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)


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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