Anacamptis morio

Russia, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, the green-winged orchid, Россия, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край, ятрышник раскрашенный, Anacamptis morio ssp. caucasica, Anacamptis morio, дремлик кавказский

Share:
Xysticus sp. Perillus bioculatus Leptinotarsa decemlineata_Krasnodar Territory_North-Western Caucasus_spider_true bug_larvae_beetle_stink bug

Two versus one

[Прочитать на русском] It is known that carnivorous the two-spotted stink bug (Perillus bioculatus) feed mainly on the larvae and eggs of the Colorado beetle. Once, during observations of these bugs, I saw such a scene: one bug and one spider-boat Xysticus sp. attacked a larva of the Colorado potato beetle at a time. Both […]

Share:

Perillus bioculatus

Photos of Perillus bioculatus, in natural conditions, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Фотографии клопа-периллюса, в естественных условиях, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край

Share:
Dolichophis caspius_Krasnodar Territory_North-Western Caucasus_snake_Caspian whipsnake

The Caspian whipsnake

[Прочитать на Русском] The Caspian whipsnake (Dolichophis caspius) is widespread in South and South-Eastern Europe. This is one of the largest snakes in Europe. In length it can reach 2 m. There are specimens found up to 2.5 m long. The Caspian whipsnake prefers dry habitats: forest edges with thickets of spiny bushes, stony slopes […]

Share:
Lyristes plebejus_Krasnodar Territory_North-Western Caucasus_common cicada_Cicada plebeian

The common cicada – Lyristes plebejus

[Прочитать на Русском] Working in the State Nature Reserve “Utrish” in early June 2013, I witnessed a mass emergence from the soil of nymphs of the common cicada (Lyristes plebejus). For several nights in a row, they crawled out from under my tent  literally…     Up to four years the nymphs live in the […]

Share:
Atypus affinis_Krasnodar Territory_North-Western Caucasus_spider_purse web spider

The purse web spider – Atypus muralis

[Прочитать на Русском] One night, during the night photography, I found on the wall of my house an unknown spider. In the viewfinder, it seemed to me quite unlike other spiders. First of all, I was struck by huge chelicerae with long terminal segments. I surfed the Internet and found out that this is the […]

Share:

Pachyiulus foetidissimus

Photos of Pachyiulus foetidissimus, in natural conditions, North-Western Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Фотографии белого кивсяка, в естественных условиях, Северо-Западный Кавказ, Краснодарский край

Share:

Battle for the female

Photos of common toads, Bufo bufo, in natural conditions, , Фотографии жабы обыкновенной, в естественных условиях, Ленинградская область, Leningrad region

Share:
Bufo bufo_Leningrad region_common toad_European toad_toad

Battle for the female

[Прочитать на Русском] Once I witnessed an extraordinary phenomenon. In late April, on the outskirts of the Menkovo village (Leningrad oblast, Russia), I observed a huge number of common toads (also known as European Toads, Bufo bufo). They were everywhere – on a plowed field, in ditches with water, they galloped along road, where they […]

Share: