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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Autumn Walk - Part 4

If this woodpecker was looking for food in the telephone pole, I hope it does not mean it is rotten and will fall down soon. LOL!!
 This was really a very colorful caterpillar and belongs to one of the tussock moths.
 I dont have a clue as to what spider this is as my knowledge of them is not too good. At a guess I would say it is one of the rain spider. He blended in beautifully with the ground and has a lovely pattern on his back.
 It is a very small spider, maybe 1/2 an inch in length.
 I thought I was going to see some action here but as the spider approached, the grasshopper jumped away so no meal for the spider unfortunately.

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