|The females lay their eggs in summer on the underside of leaves on foliage plants. The caterpillars initially live in tissue. The caterpillars are brownish in colour. From October on, they can be found on the ground, where they feed on the fallen leaves of willows and oaks. |
|...ippus brunneus reach body lengths of 20 - 25 mm while the males are much smaller. The upper surface of their bodies is brownish. The patches of colour on the body differ in males and females. The abdomen has black and light stripes on the sides. The underside is much lighter than the upper surface. There are reddish spots on the upper surface of the last abdominal segments. The common field grasshopper can only be distinguished from similar species by the sounds it creates. |
|The adult butterfly has a wingspan of 55 - 65 millimetres. The front wings have black edges. The females have an additional black spot on the front wings. The underside of the rear wings is grey-green. |
|There is a single defensive gland on the underside of the posterior segment of the chest (metathorax) which can release a very unpleasant-smelling secretion. There are 3 to 5-yellowish-white granules at the front edges of the scutellum. The abdomen is almost completely covered by the transparent hin...|
|The larvae of Attagenus smirnovi are about 7 mm long with a bronze-brown upperside and a yellowish brown underside. The larvae avoid light and their development) is depending on environmental conditions (food, humidity, temperature), lasting about 1 year, during which they shed their skins about twelve times. The larvae feed on a variety of animal products, part...|
|... always darker than the females. The females usually have black brown, greyish brown to yellowish-brown or very occasionally reddish brown sides with shiny green backs, while the males have dark brown to black sides with yellowish brown backs.
The underside of the body of both sexes is (moving from front to rear) first green, then yellow then red. This colour change constitutes the most important identifying characteristic of the species.
The front side of the head is black to blackish brown in bot...|
|Adult Calomera littoralis reach body lengths of 10-17 mm. Their bodies are flat, dark with a slight copper sheen on the upper surface and with a diffuse blue-green shimmer on the underside. The head of the beetle is angular. The forehead and the sides of the head have grooves and there is long hair on the cheeks. Calomera littoralis have very prominent eyes. This beetle has a very large field of vision.
The thread-like antennae co...|
|...tached to the prosoma are 4 (six to seven jointed) leg pairs, which (together with the sensitive hairs) build an important sense organ. On the abdomen of the female spiders (Araneae) the genital openings (epigynes) can be found at the bottom. On the underside of the spiderís abdomen is the anus surrounded by 4 to 8 warts. These warts belong to the spiderís silk-spinning organ (spinneret). |
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