Meet the Happy Face spider, the insect that will make even arachnophobics smile
This tiny creature may only be a few millimetres long, but he has a smile as big as his abdomen. Nicknamed 'Happy Face', this beautiful image was taken on the island of Maui in Hawaii where the animals inhabit.
Globe-eyed weevil at 20x (focus stack)
Lignyodes suturatus (ID: Attila Podlussány) Focus stack of a 3,5mm long dead weevil (found in my car). 130 shots were taken with the Nikon BD Plan 20x microscope objective at nominal 20x magnification, then stacked in Zerene Stacker (PMax). View larger!
The soul is bone
The Spun Glass Slug Moth(Isochaetes beutenmuelleri) is a moth of the Limacodidae family. It is found from New York to Florida and west to Colorado and Texas. Photo credit: Igor Siwanowicz
Spined micrathena (female)
Project Noah is a tool that nature lovers can use to explore and document local wildlife and a common technology platform that research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.
Dead Leaf Mantis - Deroplatys desiccata
Here you can read all about keeping a Dead Leaf Mantis, Deroplatys desiccata, as a pet. Housing, feeding, temperature and much more accompanied by pictures.