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 Post subject: Madagascar Part 3: Isalo National Park-Invertebrates, lemurs
PostPosted: July 21st, 2017, 11:31 am 
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Here are the invertebrates, birds, and lemurs we saw at Isalo National Park. No reptiles or amphibians. I thought the invertebrates and non-herp vertebrates would be better in one post than spread out over separate forums.

Spider (Peucetia sp.)
ImageSpider, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Crab spider (Gasteracantha sp.)
ImageSpider, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Scorpion (species?)
ImageScorpion, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Beetle that likes the colors of the Jamaican flag
ImageBeetle, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Insect (species?)
ImageInsect ID?, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Insect (species?)
ImageInsect, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


The guide told us to look at the ladybugs in the tree. I said I did not see anything. After much pointing and explaining I realized that the "objects" in this picture are to what he was referring. Ladybugs? They look like a gathering of pacmen left over from the 1980's computer game! I have no idea what they are.
ImageInsects related to ladybugs??? by mitchberk, on Flickr


Grasshopper (species?)
ImageGrasshopper, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


This grasshopper (species?) does a good imitation of a stick.
ImageGrasshopper, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Dragonfly
ImageDragonfly by mitchberk, on Flickr


I cannot show pictures of invertebrates without showing the rather large Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.
ImageHissing cockroach, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Madagascar Green-veined Charades (Charaxes antamboulou)
ImageMadagascar Green-veined Charades (Charaxes antamboulou) by mitchberk, on Flickr


Butterfly (species?)
ImageButterfly, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr

Butterfly (species?)
ImageButterfly, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Butterfly (species?)
ImageButterfly by mitchberk, on Flickr


Butterfly (species?)
ImageButterfly, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Caterpillar
ImageCaterpillar, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Caterpillar
ImageCaterpillar, Isalo National Park by mitchberk, on Flickr


Madagascar Hoopoe (Upupa marginata)
ImageMadagascar Hoopoe (Upupa marginata) by mitchberk, on Flickr


Madagascar Kingfisher (Alcedo vintsioides)
ImageMadagascar Kingfisher by mitchberk, on Flickr


Madagascar Kestrel
ImageMadagascar Kestrel by mitchberk, on Flickr


Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata), male. Note the long white streaming tail feathers which are characteristic of the male.
ImageMadagascar Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata), male by mitchberk, on Flickr


Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
ImageRing-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) by mitchberk, on Flickr


Red-fronted lemur (Eulemur rufifrons)
ImageRed-fronted lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) by mitchberk, on Flickr


Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)
ImageVerreaux's sifaka by mitchberk, on Flickr


Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)
ImageVerreaux's sifaka by mitchberk, on Flickr

Back to the herps for Madagascar Part 4: Anjay Community Park coming up next.


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 Post subject: Re: Madagascar Part 3: Isalo National Park-Invertebrates, le
PostPosted: July 21st, 2017, 10:13 pm 
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I'm surprised by the lack of comments on your Madagascar posts thus far. I for one am really enjoying these. I love it all anyway, herps, inverts, birds, mammals... And your photos are top notch! Madagascar is on my bucket list and my wife and I hope to go there in the next year or so with friends - your posts are just sealing the deal! :beer:


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 Post subject: Vancouver WA Herper Also Enjoyed These!
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2017, 8:21 am 
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All of your Madagascar posts.

Especially fun since I had a Dumeril's Boa about a year ago and did extensive research on the country and its ecosystems.
I even knew about towns like Toliara, and Ifaty!!

One day, I will go there, too...


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 Post subject: Re: Madagascar Part 3: Isalo National Park-Invertebrates, le
PostPosted: July 24th, 2017, 7:02 am 
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John,

Thanks for your comments on my photography. My pictures have greatly improved with more experience. Madagascar is a great place for nature lovers. Australia is wonderful too. I was in South Australia last October/Novemeber and just had a great time with the wildlife. West Virginia just does not have lizards that are the size of medium size dog (e.g. varanids).

Mitch


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