I have had a fascination for living forms since a kid, but I am especially enthralled by insects and arachnids.
Having spent too much of my life in an urban area devoid of insects (European agricultural planning doesn’t exactly promote their well-being), I was in a state of perpetual wonderment when I moved to a country featuring a harsh subtropical climate.
I started taking pictures about 5 years ago, and figured we could share pictures amongst like-minded persons. I can’t afford a decent camera (I think quite a lot were taken with an iPod), nor have any knowledge of how to take pictures, so I ask for your forgiveness regarding the quality of what I am about to post.
This thread could simply be part of the interesting picture threads, but I figured a lot of people might not want to stare at those lifeforms, or not be comfortable with them, so I simply decided to create a dedicated thread.
I’ll kick it off with a couple of mine.
This one I found outside my former appartment, in a suburb industrial area. It evokes me the Viggen Swedish fighter for some reason.
This little fellow (about 2mm?) is one of the numerous “fly-catching spiders” found in Japan. It is a member of the jumping spider family, a family of joyful creatures that are always a delight to watch. I met this adorable little guy on the backseat of my brother-in-law’s cruiser.