Friday Photo: 14 March

March 14th, 2014 at 8:53 am by Chthoniid

As summer retreats the songs of the local cicada population is ebbing.  This is of the distinctive green cicada kihikihi wawa  (or Amphipsalta zealandica) here. The wings are blurred as the insect is in mid-song.

They are also eaten by one of the local cats, who doesn’t seem to mind the crunchy sound they make.

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I’m going off the grid for the next couple of weeks also, as I’m going to back in China on Sunday. It’s another elephant conservation project.

Friday Photo: 23 November

November 23rd, 2012 at 9:49 am by Chthoniid

And today’s venture is back into the world of macro, but something diurnal. And not spider-like. Albeit still carnivorous…female too.

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