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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Both sides

Since starting the website for the identification of things, I always try to get both the lower and upper parts of things and here are two examples.

The first is Araneidae ArgiopeAustralis a Garden Orb Web Spider
 ....and this is what it looks like from the bottom. It is easy to recognise it by that zigzag pattern of the web.
 Now this butterfly was most obliging and stayed in place in order for me to get both sides.
 This Nymphalidae Jujonia hierta a Blue Pansy and the underside is quite different to the top.
 Just to round things off, I found this tiny yellow wild flower and wanted to include it in a post as it is so pretty.

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