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Mar 7, 2010 6:08 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Hi to all bug lovers! Smiling

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 Rolling my eyes.

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. Confused

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..

Comments welcome on this thread





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Mar 7, 2010 6:11 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
a dorsal view..

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Mar 7, 2010 6:15 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
On this pic standing on its legs you can see it has lost one of its left legs so should have 8 like spiders and crabs..

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Mar 7, 2010 6:25 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
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..

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Mar 7, 2010 6:30 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
On this side view you can see it also has 8 legs..

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Mar 7, 2010 6:31 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
..other pic..

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Mar 7, 2010 7:06 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Nr.3
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 ? Confused

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Mar 7, 2010 7:12 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
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Mar 7, 2010 7:31 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Nr. 4 could be a nymph maybe ?
There were about 5 of them scattered on a big leaf in a shady part of the forest, very tiny like about 3-4mm.

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Mar 7, 2010 7:40 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Nr.5
I have not the slightest idea Blinking

It was hiden from sight sitting on a leaf that was covered by another overhanging leaf, like sandwiched in between Rolling my eyes.
This was in a very shady almost dark place..

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Mar 7, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Nr 6
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

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Mar 7, 2010 9:14 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
a cropped pic. for a better view on its body..;)

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Mar 7, 2010 9:18 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Here it is sitting on the wall lamp in my room..

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Mar 7, 2010 9:32 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Nr. 7
This guy with its pointy snout could be a leaf hopper of some kind but maybe I'm entirely wrong Rolling my eyes.
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..

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ImageJRsbugs
Mar 9, 2010 6:05 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
bonitin wrote:a dorsal view..


Your first is a spider, I found a Salticid (Marengo sp.) drawing which looks very similar. It does look like a jumping spider which mimics a glossy beetle!

Salticid (Marengo sp.)

This site has hundreds of Brazilian Salticidae pics, clicking on a pic will give more examples.

Brazilian Salticidae

It's going to be difficult to say which this is, but Mago sp. looks as good as any.

Mago sp.

The second is also a spider.

Imagebonitin
Mar 9, 2010 6:53 PM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Thanks Janet for the links! Smiling

Its very weird how the first spider really looks like it got inspiration from the Crab for the construction of its front legs! plus its mimics of a glossy beetle!
Mic
Mar 9, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: Mike
southeastern Pennsylvania
I think number six is in the family Ascalaphidae, owl flies. Number five, some kind of Orthoptera?

The second spider resembles our Micrathena sagittata, an orb weaver. Maybe they exist in Brazil?
ImageJRsbugs
Mar 9, 2010 8:35 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
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!
ImageJRsbugs
Mar 9, 2010 8:41 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
I didn't lose the links in my drop down box, the link to the pic was there!

Micrathena acuta
ImageJRsbugs
Mar 9, 2010 8:47 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
OK, it wasn't Uruguay, it was Ecuador. I found the link it was on from a google search.

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~DP7A-TNKW/foreigsp-e.htm

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