Saturday, August 29, 2009

Camera-Critters #73: Insects at Yangmingsan

Nephila pilipes (人面蜘蛛)

Yangmingsan National Park is actually within the city limit of Taipei. It is one of the few national parks in the world that are so close to the metropolis. It is a volcanic group of mountain ranges. We went to the area two weeks ago and these pictures of various insects were taken during that trip. The Chinese name of this colorful spider is human face spider. Its back looks like a human face.

Aquarius elongatus (Gerridae/Water striders, 水黽)

This amazing creature really was walking on the surface of the water.

Anotogaster sieboldii (Giant Spiketail, 無霸勾蜓)

This one caught in the mid-air is the largest dragonfly of Taiwan.

Neurothemis rambyrii ramburii (Red Percher, 善變蜻蜓)

Orthetrum triangulare (Lesser Pruinose Skimmer, 鼎脈蜻蜓)

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5 comments:

i beati said...

yipes

myponderings said...

Lovely shots! Great detail.

Snap said...

Wonderful critters -- all so colorful!

Carletta said...

Love the spider and the dragonfly!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

VALKYRIEN said...

I have never seen anything like these spiders/insects! Since I am a bit fascinated of spiders: these are beautiful!

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