DM: “You’ve already waterboarded him”
Water Elemental: “Only a little”
Male Common Gem (Poritia hewitsoni, Lycaenidae)
When I first photographed one of these little butterflies just over a year ago, it was the first record of the species (in fact the entire genus) occurring in China. They are official residents of neighboring Myanmar, Laos and nearby Thailand, so it is not surprising that they have bypassed visa protocols and crossed these borders.
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese butterflies on my Flickr site HERE…..
This harvestman was mincing along a school hallway when I was returning from a class. I picked ‘em up and carried them back to the staff room for a quick phone snapshot before I released it outside.
It had a tiny spine on the top of its thorax, six long legs and two obscenely long ones (second pair from the front) which it kept waving around like whisker-leg-radars. It was too big to comfortably grab in one hand.
Hot damn my usual IDing website didn’t have Harvestmen, but this one had it.
This is probably a Pseudogagrella amamiana. The Japanese name for it, ギンボシザトウムシ, means “Silver Star Harvestman”. Which kicks ass.