Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hawaii fauna, from a geologist point of view

Lots of fascinating critters on the islands of Hawaii, many are native, several are imports (for good or bad (mostly bad from a conservation POV)). Here are a few of them:

finches

not sure what kind of bird this is


mongoose
feral chicken

big red ants
a highly specialized moth

mosquito (start Dracula accent)"I vant to suck your blood"(end accent)

large land snail, maybe 3-4 inches long
European honey bee
dove
annoying Porto Rica import, the Coque frog (juveniles, adult call can get up to 100db)

late instar husk of a dragonfly nymph, post emergence
dragon fly (now this was a hard to get pic, these guys are fast and always in motion)

2 comments:

CresceNet said...
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Thordr said...

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