While sorting out my Brazilian bug pics. into their respective family folders
I came upon some I find very confusing, I would very much appreciate if someone can help me in finding out to what family they could belong
I have two somehow looking related to as well the spider family (eyes) as the Crab family because of the shape of the legs specially the front ones.
The first was shiny and looked like a little precious jewel in jade colours, size was about 5 mm and if I remember well it walked sideways like a Crab would do..
the second I thought could be related to the first, (though it looks very different in shape at first sight) the eyes and legs have something in common apart from the front ones... This one was even tinier, I think about 3 max 4 mm..
Its weird shield was very shiny too, so hard to photograph in the glaring sun..
This one called my attention by its very bright shiny orange red colour, size was about 1,5 cm without antennae.
I thought it could be a wasp of some sort but the wings look a bit weird for a wasp, no ?
Is also confusing for me, it has some aspects of a Dragonfly but cannot be because of its VERY long antennae and the fact that it only appeared at night.
It holds its wings in a strange way too. Size is about 2,5 cm without antennae.
Here it is in my room at night sitting on the curtain..12th Febr.2010
This guy with its pointy snout could be a leaf hopper of some kind but maybe I'm entirely wrong
Size is about 9-10mm. I only noticed it at night probably attracted by the lights,
very easy to overlook during the day, nearly unnoticeable when sitting on a fresh green leaf..
You're welcome Myriam, I think the first will have to remain a Salticidae sp.
The second spider is a Micrathena sp. Mike, I found one that was very close to it on a Japanese site but it was in Uruguay. My computer stopped responding and I'm having trouble finding it again! It was something like Micrathena atra.
I'll see if I can find it tomorrow (today!)
I'll check out your other suggestions too Mike, thanks!