Emerald Tree Boa - Corallus caninus
The common name of these beautiful boas is due to the exquisite green coloration on their dorsal surfaces. Scientifically named Corallus caninus (Boidae), many populations have striking white markings occurring along the dorsal midline, although some individuals lack them, and other individuals have black coloration on the dorsum.
Emerald tree boas perceive prey primarily through sight and infrared heat receptors located in the labial scales (clearly shown in the picture). These heat-sensitive pits are critical for locating prey at night. Like other snakes, they also use their tongues and vomeronasal organs to sense chemical cues and they can detect vibrations.
Emerald tree boas are found in lowland tropical rainforests in the Amazonian and Guianan regions of South America.
Photo credit: ©Thierry Montford | Locality: French Guiana (2011)
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LEGAL AGES TO KNOW
- driving: age 16
- smoking, sex: 18
- drinking: 21
- LSD: 24
- run for senate: 30
- super-LSD: 35
- over the hill: 40
- hyper-LSD: 70
- dire mage: 95
- lichdom: 140
- act against god: 400
- space cloud consciousness: 10000
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Scorpionfly (Panorpa communis)
Panorpa communis, the common scorpionfly, is a species of scorpionfly native to Western Europe.
The common scorpionfly has a black and yellow body, with a reddish head and tail. The male has a pair of claspers at the end of its tail (for holding the female during mating), giving it a scorpion-like appearance, although it is not a stinger.
Although fully winged, the adults rarely fly very far and spend much of their time crawling on vegetation in damp, shaded places near water and along hedgerows.
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