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CACTUSPEDIA       

 
Alphabetical listing of the plants pictures.
 
Cactus spines
 
Macro-photo of cactus and animals
 

 
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Macro shots of cactus and animals in Cactus Art  green house
and from cactus friends from all over the world.


A special thank to:
Vera Gheno
(Italy) - Andrea Seidel (Germany) - Razvan Diaconescu (Romania) -
Steve Swirsky
(South-East Florida, USA) - Andrea B. (Italy) - Zoltan Varga (Hungary)
- Yannick Gregorn
(Slovenia) -
Jürgen Menzel (Southern California USA) -
Viviana
(Argentina)  - Geri Meier (Switzerland)
 - Brigitte Pelloux  (France) -  Peter Mügge (Germany)  - Héctor José Villarreal M.

 A very special thank to:
Jean-Yves Cretin 
(France)
entomologist at the University of Franche-Comté
for its precious help in identifying the animals of the photos and for the useful information.

[Images are clickable for a larger version]

Turbinicarpus knuthianus & Butterfly Night Blooming Cereus with Butterfly - photo by Steve Swirky - Southeast Florida USA
Photo by Peter Mügge (Germany) Butterfly named "Kleiner Fuchs" means "little fox"   = lat. "Aglais urticae"
on a Espostoa spec.
 
A "Small White" Butterfly (Pieris rapae a Lepidopteran  of the Pieridae family ) & Turbinicarpus knuthianus JJ2439  Photo by Steve Swirsky (South-East Florida, USA): Night blooming Cereus and butterfly.

See: Sphingophily
Parodia warasii with a foraging worker of Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris)
Photo by Jean-Yves Cretin (France): Parodia warasii with a foraging worker of "Bumble Bee"  (Bombus terrestris) Photo by Jean-Yves Cretin: Opuntia sp. and Coelioxys sp. Being asleep for the night, this female of Coelioxys (a parasitic bee on leaf-cutter bee) is fixed on one Opuntia's spines by its own mandibles ! Photo by Jean-Yves Cretin (France): In this corolla of Stapelia grandiflora a female of "green-bottle fly" (Lucilia sp.) comes to ovideposit a new packet of eggs... note that a lot of eggs (the white masses) were deposed before by another flies
[See: Sapromyophily]
 Photo by Viviana (Buenos Aires - Argentina)
Stapelia grandiflora with ants.
Are ants pollinators or pollen predator?

Photo by Yannick Gregorn  Slovenia: An adult of a phytophagous bug on flowers of Pediocactus despainii outdoor in the rock garden.  (Latin name: Pyrrhocoris apterus, in french "le soldat du tilleul"  in English a  "firebug" ) This very common insect is mainly getting together at the base of
trees, in particular limes, walking on the ground top-to-tail when coupled... It lives by sucking sap on some plants with his rostrum.

Photo by Jürgen Menzel California USA
A curious or hungry bird checking or eating a ripe seed pod of Stenocereus thurberi
(Organ Pipe Cactus).


[ See: Endozoochory ]

 
 

Photo by Jürgen Menzel California USA
For two years during summertime this species of spider (somebody identified it for me, but I have forgotten its name again) visited my Peniocereus cuixmalense which is planted in the yard (in southern California). In 2003 It permanently sat there becoming thick and thicker. I even fed it. And one morning there was this cocoon guarded by the spider slender again. It
guarded it for 30 days and disappeared short time before the youngsters hedged. In 2004 this species lived on the plant again, but this time without offsprings. 

Photo by Razvan Diaconescu (Romania): Spider mother whit sons (probably of the Tetragnathidae family )  on Pachipodium lameirei

Photo by Jürgen Menzel California USA

Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus) on Espostoa


 
Photo by Brigitte Pelloux (France): A dragon-fly on an Alöe infructescence . Photo by Brigitte Pelloux (France): A dragon-fly on an olive tree leaf. Photo by Brigitte Pelloux (France): A dragon-fly on a plant of Yucca.
Gymnocalycium baldianum with a common mimicry Hover-Fly (Eupeodes corollae) Echinocereus hybrid and the butterfly

Photo by Jean-Yves Cretin (France): Gymnocalycium baldianum with a common mimicry Hover-Fly (Eupeodes corollae.
 

A butterfly (Apatura ilia a  Lepidopteran  of the Nymphalidae Family ) & a white Echinopsis flower. Photo & © copyright by Zoltán Varga
e-mail address: vargaz@piszkenet.hu
(Photo in habitat Locality: Janahuanca-Alcacocha Peru in Cordillera Central, near Cerro de Pasco)
A butterfly and a hummingbird are pollinating the yellowflowers of Tephrocactus floccosus.

Opuntia aciculata  
& Grass Hooper

Echinopsis 'DAYDREAM'   & Grass Hooper

Photo and © copyright by Andrea B. (Bologna, Italy)
http://www.cactusfriends.com/Andrea/index.html 
Mantide religiosa on a Ferocactus.


Photo & © copyright by Jürgen Menzel
Moth/butterfly on Fouquieria burragei


Photo & © copyright by Jürgen Menzel
Latrodectus hesperus


Photo & © copyright by:
Héctor José Villarreal M.

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