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Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Brazilian guinea pig
Cavia aperea
Cuis grande/Brazilian guinea pig
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cuis grande/Brazilian guinea pig
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian



Banana plant
Musa paradisiaca
Banano/Banana plant
22-2-20 © Javier González
Yellow bird of paradise
Caesalpinia gilliesii
Barba de chivo/Yellow bird of paradise
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Barba de chivo/Yellow bird of paradise
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Balloon vine"
Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Globito cipó/Balloon vine
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Globito cipó/Balloon vine
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pampas grass
Cortaderia selloana
Cortadera/Pampas grass
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cortadera/Pampas grass
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tree tobacco
Nicotiana glauca
Palán palán/Tree tobacco
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Palán palán/Tree tobacco
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
False loosestrife
Ludwigia bonariensis
Duraznillo de agua/False loosestrife
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Brazilian arnica
Solidago chilensis
Vara de oro/Brazilian arnica
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tipu tree
Tipuana tipu
Tipa/Tipu tree
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cattail
Typha sp.
Totora/Cattail
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Watern lettuce
Pistia stratiotes
Repollito de agua/Watern lettuce
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Water fern
Salvinia biloba
Acordeón del agua/Watern fern
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Silk floss tree
Chorisia speciosa
Palo borracho/Silk floss tree
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Palo borracho/Silk floss tree
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Palo borracho/Silk floss tree
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow oleander
Thevetia peruviana
Adelfa amarilla/Yellow oleander
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Moonflower
Ipomoea alba
Dama de noche/Moonflower
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bull thistle
Cirsium vulgare
Cardo negro/Bull thistle
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Wild teasel
Dipsacus fullonum
Cardencha/Wild teasel
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Morning glory
Ipomoea cairica
Campanilla lila/Morning glory
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Narrow-leaved Bird's foot trefoil
Lotus glaber
Trebol pata de pájaro/Narrow-leaved Bird's foot trefoil
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tree of heaven
Ailanthus altissima
Árbol del cielo/Tree of heaven
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian



Zyma sister
Adelpha zyma
Almirante menor/Zyma sister
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Almirante menor/Zyma sister
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Lyssipoides metalmark
Riodina lyssipoides
Danzarina chica/Lyssipoides metalmark
29-2-20 © Javier González
Gulf fritillary
Agraulis vanillae maculosa
Espejitos/Gulf fritillary
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Espejitos/Gulf fritillary
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/Monarch
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Monarca/Monarch
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Monarca/Monarch
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Con perezosa grande
Big lazy
Actinote pyrrha
Perezosa grande/Big lazy
29-2-20 © Javier González
Perezosa grande/Big lazy
29-2-20 © Javier González
Perezosa grande/Big lazy
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bella mapwing
Hypanartia bella
Bellísima común/Bella mapwing
29-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian



State of the Duck Pond
22-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
The only puddle in the distance also dried by 29th
29-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
State of the Gull Pond
22-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
The surprise was even bigger. It was completely dried though on 22nd there seemed to be still water compared to the Duck Pond
29-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi





Snout
Libytheana carinenta
Picuda/Snout
29-2-20 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra
Common lazy
Actinote pellena
Perezosa común/Common lazy
29-2-20 © Damián Müller
Lazies
Actinote sp.
Perezosas/Lazies
16-2-20 © Sally Dietrich
Perezosas/Lazies
16-2-20 © Sally Dietrich
Big lazy
Actinote pyhrra
Perezosa grande/Big lazy
16-2-20 © Sally Dietrich
Argentine morpho
Morpho epistrophus argentinus
Bandera argentina/Argentine morpho
1-2-20 © Luciano Massa
Black witch
Ascalapha odorata
Polilla bruja/Black witch
1-2-20 © Luciano Massa



Cicada
Dorisiana drewseni
Cicada
22-02-20 © Javier Guillermo González
Dragonfly/Skimmers
Erythemis attala
Dragonfly/Skimmers
24-01-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Dragonfly
Perithemis mooma
Dragonfly
24-01-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
29-2-20 © Damián Müller
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
29-2-20 © Damián Müller
Cat
Felix catus
Gato/Cat
1-2-20 © Damián Müller



Lady bug
Azya luteipes
Lady bug
11-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Lady bug
11-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Long-legged fly
Condylostylus sp.
Long-legged fly
11-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Long-legged fly
11-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Sweat Bee
Sweat Bee
30-01-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Sweat Bee
30-01-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Sweat Bee
02-01-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Crab spider
Crab spider
04-01-20 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra
Crab spider
Crab spider
08-02-20 © Pablo Serur

Citheronia brissotii caterpillar
Citheronia brissotii
Oruga de la polilla de la calavera/Citheronia brissotii caterpillar
16-2-20 © Guillermo Costa
Ailanthus worm
Atteva pustulella
Oruga del árbol del cielo/Ailanthus worm
15-1-15 © Flor A. Modeo
Syma sister
Adelpha syma
Almirante menor/Syma sister
16-2-20 © Guillermo Costa
Almirante menor/Syma sister
16-2-20 © Guillermo Costa



Pill bug
Armadillidium vulgare
Pill bug
16-02-20 © Guillermo Costa

Lacewing
Lacewing
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Lacewing
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Lacewing
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Bee
Doeringiella nobilis
Bee
15-02-20 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra
Bee
15-02-20 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra
Sweat bee
Lasioglossum sp.
Sweat bee
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Sweat bee
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Stink bug
Thyanta sp.
Stink bug
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Stink bug
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Spittlebug
Cephissus siccifolius
Spittlebug
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Spittlebug
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Yellow-lined Grasshopper
Schistocerca flavofasciata
Yellow-lined Grasshopper
30-01-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Yellow-lined Grasshopper
30-01-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Yellow-lined Grasshopper
30-01-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Spur-throated grasshopper
Ronderosia bergii
Spur-throated grasshopper
25-01-20 © Pablo Serur
Paper wasp
Polistes sp.
Paper wasp
11-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Paper wasp
11-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Paper wasp
11-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Paper wasp
11-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Jumping spider
Megafreya sutrix
Jumping spider
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Jumping spider
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Orb weaver
Eustala sp.
Orb weaver
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Orb weaver
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Orb weaver
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Orb weaver
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Orb weaver
15-02-20 © Gustavo F. Brahamian




The water level in the Gull and Duck Pond
15-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
The few drops fallen during the week could not even keep the level of the water. The loss of water is very notorious in the Duck Pond. In the Gull Pond is not so evident. Nevertheless, out of 370 black-necked swans in the Gull Pond only 130 remained. Absorbed in the neotropical waterbird count I forgot to film the Gull Pond from the main viewpoint. So the view is not complete
15-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
15-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi




Buttercup tree
Senna corymbosa
Sen del campo/Butter cup tree
12-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sen del campo/Butter cup tree
12-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Larger bur-marigold
Bidens laevis
Flechilla/Larger bur-marigold
12-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Flechilla/Larger bur-marigold
12-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pampas grass
Cortaderia selloana
Cortadera/Pampas grass
12-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Balloon vine
Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Globito cipó/Balloon vine
12-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tree of heaven
Ailanthus altissima
Árbol del cielo/Tree of heaven
12-2-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian

The water level in the Duck and Gull Ponds
8-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
8-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
The ponds after Wednesdays' weak rain
8-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
8-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi





Wand riverhemp
Sesbania virgata
Acacia mansa/Wand riverhemp
8-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
Larger bur-marigold
Bidens laevis
Flechilla/Larger bur-marigold
8-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
Yellow oleander
Thevetia peruviana
Adelfa amarilla/Yellow oleander
8-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi

Water level in Gull and Duck Ponds
1-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
1-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi
With little rainfall we observe how these two ponds are drying. In the Gull Pond (top) water has markedly withdrawn but there is still an important area covered with water. In teh Duck Pond (below), instead, the area is very small exposing a wide mudflat which the ideal habitat for shorebirds.
1-2-20 © Cora Rimoldi




Argentine morpho
Morpho epistrophus argentinus
Bandera argentina/White Morpho
1-2-20 © Milena LLopis
Bandera argentina/White Morpho
1-2-20 © Milena LLopis
It flies in such an unpredictable way that it is difficult to make a picture on the wing. Not even its stops which were too brief. Suddenly it disappered in a chinese privet. We searched the tree carefully and Luciano did find it. It was sitting on a leaf with folded wings. It camouflaged very well. Luckily it stood there for a while. Completely focused on the white morpho we almost missed the moth (photo below), this black witch with worn wings which was in a nearby branch. Luckily Juan Carlos saw it.
Black witch
Ascalapha odorata
Polilla bruja/Black witch
1-2-20 © Milena LLopis

Leaf-footed bug
Acidomeria cincticornis
Leaf-footed bug
01-02-20 © Milena LLopis

Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
1-2-20 © Silvia Sokolovsky
These two tegus were basking in the sun when one of them moved next to the other (top photo). Seconds later they gaped their mouths and got into fight braiding their bodies (photo below). As the fight began, it ended and the smaller lizard ran up the slope where they had been resting.
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu Lizard
1-2-20 © Silvia Sokolovsky