Most bee flies (Family Bombyliidae) are parasites. They feed externally on the larvae of bees and wasps, consuming the host when … More
This lovely little dove is endemic to the Galápagos islands, Ecuador. It is not know exactly how many there are on … More
Rocky Rococo the pebbly toad!.
This huge toad, Rhinella schneideri – over 20 cm in length – lives in South America: throughout North and Central Argentina, … More
The Dusky Diadem [Ethope himachala (Moore, 1857)] is a fairly common species in upland regions of northeastern India, for example … More
Speckled Wood butterflies, Pararge aegeria, come in a variety of shapes and colours. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this … More
An elegant model and a natural mimic (with appalling manners!).
Butterflies in the genus Acraea – such as the Acraea Elegant, Acraea egina, feed selectively on plants with cyanoglycosides (poisons!) belonging to … More
In my experience, the Marsh Fritillary, Euphydryas aurinia, is relatively common in Galicia (NW Spain) – where I took these … More