Tachinid Fly Pupae

strange larvae We just got home from a ten day vacation. We have been keeping a cocoon that we found a few weeks ago so the kids can watch it develop. When we got home there are these black small larvae of some kind in the jar. Do you know what they are? How did … Read more

Unknown Species of Crab Spider from Panama

Panama spider What a great site! And so many knowledgeable experts wading in. Last month (November 2007) I photographed the spider in the attached photo along the Pipeline Road, Panama. The "stalk" it is sitting on is about the size of my index finger, so it is fairly large. We have spiders in Michigan that … Read more