The European legless lizard – Pseudopus apodus thracius (Obst, 1978)

This is the largest legless lizard. The body length often exceeds 1 m. The European legless lizard (also commonly called  Pallas’ glass lizard) looks like a snake by its appearance. However, he is not as flexible as a snake. In the anterior part of the body, each side with a well-marked longitudinal furrow formed by […]

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Pseudopus apodus

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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

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

Two versus one

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 predators made enormous […]

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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

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Hyla arborea schelkownikowi_Krasnodar Territory_North-Western Caucasus_tree frog

Metamorphosis of the European tree frog (Hyla arborea schelkownikowi)

This subspecies is widespread in the low-mountain forests of the North Caucasus. At the end of April the tree frogs begin to multiply. The female lays several portions of eggs. The gelatinous substance, to which all debris and dirt easily adheres, protects the developing embryos from any adverse effects. The eggs are white. Each oviposition […]

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