Below, photos of a large spider crawling on the hands of a guy I work with in Mexico. Apparently it’s not venomous / aggressive. Very fuzzy and relatively tame, can […]
The Genus Chiranthrodendron comprises a single species, C. pentadactylon. Common names include Arbol de las Manitas (Spanish), and mācpalxōchitl (palm flower) in Nahuatl. The tree is native to Guatemala and […]
The first two photos below are of Pithecellobium dulce, taken on the central Pacific coast of Mexico. The tree is native Central and S. America, grows up to 15 meters […]
Below are some photos I took of Crescentia alata, commonly referred to in English as the Calabash tree, and as Tecomate, Jicaro, or Jicara in Spanish. The tree native range […]
Formerly Bombax vitifolium, a member of the Bixaceae family (Order: Malvales). This deciduous tree is covered in bright yellow flowers when leafless in the dry season. Related to Bixa orellana, […]
Swietenia humilis, the Pacific Coast Mahogany… Other names include: zopilote, zapaton, venadillo, gateado, cobano, coabilla, caoba del Pacifico. S. humilis is a medium sized deciduous tree, growing 15 – 20 m […]
I took this these photos last week in Jalisco, Mexico. I have yet to ID this tree species. Any help/suggestions from visitors to this site would be greatly appreciated. […]
Are you wondering what this is a photo of?… I’ll give you a second to think about it… If you guessed its a photo of the underside of Agalychnis […]
Here are some photos of the fruit and leaf of a small tree / shrub I saw on my last trip in Mexico (Jalisco). Although I am not a trained […]
Initially I had thought this was a Thelyphonida species, which I photographed in Jalisco, Mexico, however thanks to the following informative comment from reader Dan Proud, I stand corrected… I […]
Click photo to enlarge… and if you can ID the grasshopper species, let me know via the comment forum.
Native to Central America and Mexico.
I got stung by a very poisonous scorpion in Mexico last week, a few days after getting stung I took photos of this one. I’m not sure if its the […]