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Pelican Spiders: The Spider Assassin Specialist

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22 January 2021
Spiders of the family Archaeidae are also known as pelican spiders or assassin spiders. They really don’t look like any typical spider, and should…
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Macro Highlights – The Best of 2020

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31 December 2020
2020 is not a normal year by any measure. With varying degrees of lockdowns happening across the globe due to COVID-19, way fewer field…
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Sulawesi Shrimps from Lake Poso and the Malili Lake System

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27 November 2020
Sulawesi shrimps are small, tropical shrimps endemic to the ancient lake systems in Sulawesi, one of the 4 Greater Sunda Islands, also the 11th…
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Cicadellidae Checklist: Leafhoppers

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1 November 2020
Leafhoppers from the family Cicadellidae are little plant feeders with modified hind legs for jumping. One of the most distinctive traits of this family…
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Sparassidae Checklist: Huntsman Spiders

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13 October 2020
Huntsman spiders from the family Sparassidae Bertkau, 1872 are nocturnal hunters. They don’t weave webs nor wait in ambush, but actively move about to…
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Salticidae Checklist: Jumping Spiders

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23 August 2020
Jumping spiders from the family Salticidae Blackwall, 1841 are active hunting predators. Based on the World Spider Catalog, Salticidae has over 600 described genera…
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Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO for Micro Four Thirds Field Review

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18 August 2020
Over the past few months, pre-production copies of the new Laowa 50mm 2:1 F/2.8 Super Macro Lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT or M4/3)…
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Pholcidae Checklist: Daddy-Long-Legs Spiders

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31 July 2020
Daddy-long-legs spiders or cellar spiders from the family Pholcidae C. L. Koch, 1850 are very often confused with other invertebrates with the same common…
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Formicidae Checklist: Ants

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6 May 2020
Ants are eusocial insects belonging to the family Formicidae, and have been recorded on every continent on earth except Antarctica. Ants thrive so well…
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Cercopoidea Checklist: Froghoppers

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27 April 2020
Froghoppers from the superfamily Cercopoidea are also known as spittlebugs. They are best known for encasing themselves with a foam fortress during their nymphal…
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Araneidae Checklist: Orb Weaver Spiders

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9 April 2020
Orb weaver spiders from the family Araneidae Clerck, 1757 belong to the most morphologically diverse group of spiders. Almost all spiders from the family…
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Fulgoridae Checklist: Lantern Bugs

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26 March 2020
Lantern bugs or lanternflies are some of the most colourful and enigmatic subjects in the realm of macro photography. They belong to the Fulgoridae…
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Thomisidae Checklist: Crab Spiders

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17 February 2020
Crab spiders from the family Thomisidae Sundevall,1833 are ambush predators and do not weave webs. The first two pairs of legs are typically longer…
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Nephilinae Checklist: Golden Orb Weaver Spiders, Hermit Spiders, Coin Spiders

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5 January 2020
Golden Orb Weaver Spiders, Hermit Spiders and Coin Spiders belong to the family Nephilidae or due to certain taxonomic revisions, the subfamily Nephilinae. This…
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Chameleons of Madagascar

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20 October 2019
Chameleons (family Chameleonidae) are probably the most well-known lizards of Madagascar where the highest diversity of chameleons in the world live in. This photo checklist…
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Membracidae Checklist: Treehoppers

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6 October 2019
Treehoppers belong to the family Membracidae and their nymphs are sometimes also referred to as thorn bugs. They have an enlarged and often ornate…
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