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Ceratopogonid midge or tick fly (Forcipomyia sp.):
These parasitic flies feed off of the haemolymph of insects which can range from orthopterans, Odonata to Phasmatodea. The latter of which typically has a few residents due to their sessile behaviour. Once the host has been found the fly attaches itself to the exoskeleton and begins to feed. It is truly limited in its movement as its abdomen fills to the point that it can barely walk. Upon finding a host the wings are shed. This combination makes mobility increasingly difficult and so when it comes time for the female to lay eggs she presumably simply rolls off, lays her eggs in the soil and dies. It is only the males and the immature females that are mobile.



The wings are beginning to shed in this shot:



Green harvestman with prey:



Cosmetid harvestman (3 shot stack):



Net-casting spider (Deinopis sp.):



Jumping spider (Lyssomanes sp.):



Seed-like shield bug:



Black and red aposematic assassin bug:



Leech (Haemadipsa sp.):
This shows quite well the eyes of which there are 9 on this species. (As if they couldn't get any creepier!)



Thanks for looking and commenting,
Paul



Jan 09, 2013 at 08:01 AM
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p.1 #2 · Ecuador part X


great variety paul.
yes those leeches look very creepy



Jan 09, 2013 at 01:35 PM
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p.1 #3 · Ecuador part X


v.nice,no 1 for me


Jan 09, 2013 at 06:41 PM
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p.1 #4 · Ecuador part X


Paul as always ,quite the variety.


Jan 09, 2013 at 08:26 PM
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p.1 #5 · Ecuador part X


Interesting series- didn't even realise leeches actually had eyes !
brian v.



Jan 10, 2013 at 07:17 AM
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p.1 #6 · Ecuador part X


Thanks for the comments all!
Brian - They do indeed though they are very rudimentary lenses which only really function to perceive light, shadow and movement without being able to actually resolve an image.



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p.1 #7 · Ecuador part X


Extremely interesting harvestmen! Didn't realize that there were other species of them around the world. The net-casting spider is a GREAT shot, as well!


Jan 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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p.1 #8 · Ecuador part X


Cool set. Esp like the first Ceratopogonid midge!


Jan 13, 2013 at 03:01 PM
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p.1 #9 · Ecuador part X


Thanks Kurt!

Ardvorak- For a real taste of Harvestman diversity you should check out my Harvestman flickr gallery http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/sets/72157626351880990/
That's just from Ecuador, probably the most diverse spot in the world for Opiliones.



Jan 14, 2013 at 09:47 PM
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p.1 #10 · Ecuador part X


nicely done Paul


Jan 18, 2013 at 09:22 AM
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p.1 #11 · Ecuador part X


Thanks and regards!


Jan 18, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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p.1 #12 · Ecuador part X


Nice series


Jan 26, 2013 at 01:14 PM





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