More news - October 2019


Flora

Lantana megapotamica
Camará morada/Lantan megapotámica
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Hairy Indian mallow
Abutilon grandifolium
Malvavisco/Hairy Indian mallow
30-8-18 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tala
Celtis ehrenbergiana
Tala
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tala
© Cora Rimoldi
Cat claw vine
Macfadyena unguis-cati
Uña de gato/Cat claw vine
30-8-18 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pink sorrel
Oxalis articulata
Vinagrillo rosado/Pink sorrel
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Cock spur tree
Erythrina crista-galli
Ceibo/Cock spur tree
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Trifoliate Argentine Swamp fern
Trismeria trifoliata
Helecho/Trifoliate Argentine Swamp fern
 © Cora Rimoldi
Hairy beggarticks
Bidens pilosa
Amor seco/Hairy beggarticks
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Amor seco/Hairy beggarticks
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Carnations of the air
Tillandsia aeranthos
Clavel del aire/Carnations of the air
 © Javier González
Clavel del aire/Carnations of the air
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White cedar
Melia azedarach
Paraíso/White cedar
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Avocado tree
Persea americana
Palto/Avocado tree
© Carlos González Ledo
Spanish broom
Spartium junceum
Retama/Spanish broom
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Water yellow flag
Iris pseudacorus
Lirio amarillo/Water yellow flag
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Lirio amarillo/Water yellow flag
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cane berry
Rubus sp.
Zarzamora/Cane berry
© Javier González
Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus
Taco de reina/Nasturtium
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Taco de reina/Nasturtium
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Wand mullein
Verbascum virgatum
Polillera/Wand mullein
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Polillera/Wand mullein
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Polillera/Wand mullein
 © Carlos González Ledo
Loquat
Eriobotrya japonica
Níspero/Loquat
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Indian shot
Canna indica
Achira roja/Indian shot
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Climbing aloe
Aloe ciliaris
Aloe trepador/Climbing aloe
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Japanese pittosporum
Pittosporum tobira
Azarero/Japanese pittosporum
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Calla lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Cala/Calla lily
© J. Simón Tagtachian
Poison hemlock
Conium maculatum
Cicuta/Poison hemlock
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Lantana
Lantana camara
Lantana
 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica
Madreselva/Honeysuckle
 © J. Simón Tagtachian




Solanum boerhaviifolium
Solanum boerhaviifolium
7-9-19 © Javier González
A typical Solanum flower with violaceous leaves drew our attention. We consulted Alberto, who identified this plant as Solanum boerhaviifolium and told us that the leaves may turn violaceous due to the presence of pigments which protect from UV radiation.
Solanum boerhaviifolium
28-9-19 © Graciela Neira
Solanum boerhaviifolium
28-9-19 © Graciela Neira



Butterflies
Number eighty
Diaethria candrena
Ochenta chica/Number eighty
19-10-19 © Sergio Cusano
Ochenta chica/Number eighty
22-10-19 © Hernán Tolosa
Chilean lady
Vanessa carye
Dama manchada/Chilean lady
19-10-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Laurentia emperor
Doxocopa laurentia
Zafiro común/Laurentia emperor
22-10-19 © Hernán Tolosa
Lady caterpillar
Actinote sp.
Perezosa/Lady
19-10-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Perezosa/Lady
19-10-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Insects and a spider
Camuati Wasp
Polybia scutellaris
Camuati Wasp
19-10-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Yellow-lined Grasshopper
Schistocerca flavofasciata
Yellow-lined Grasshopper
19-10-19 © Milena LLopis
Jumping spider
Megafreya sutrix
Jumping spider
19-10-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Jumping spider
19-10-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Swarming
Ant
Ant
19-10-19 © Milena LLopis
This cloud of winged ants both females and males has gone out of the nest for swarming or nuptial flight. They copulate, after which the males die and the female founds a new colony




Other fauna
Brazilian Guinea pig
Cavia aperea
Cuis/Brazilian Guinea pig
22-10-19 © Javier González
Black-and-white Tegu lizard
Salvator merianae
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu lizard
19-10-19 © Milena LLopis
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu lizard
26-10-19 © Sergio Cusano
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu lizard
24-10-19 © Liliana Rodríguez
Lagarto overo/Black-and-white Tegu lizard
6-10-19 © Javier González
Red-eared turtle
Trachemys scripta
Tortugas orejas rojas/Red-eared turtle
22-10-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tortugas orejas rojas/Red-eared turtle
6-10-19 © Javier González
Turtle and Laurentia emperor
Trachemys sp. - Doxocopa laurentia
Tortuga y zafiro/Turtle and Laurentia emperor
6-10-19 © Javier González
Shad
Prochilodus lineatus
Sábalo/Shad
19-10-19 © Javier González
Sábalo/Shad
19-10-19 © Javier González