Specimen #008 – Paratoxodera florita

Date: June, 2018 Location: Greenfield, MA, USA Collected by: Margaret Minsky Illustration by: Matteo Farinella Observations: The Paratoxodera Florita is a species of stick mantis which evolved to perfectly imitate potted plants. Its wings, middle and posterior legs are purely decorative and have lost almost all functionality. The P. Florita stands perfectly still balanced on it lower abdomen,…

Specimen #007B – Chilopodosauro

Date: June, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: Catharina Karlsson / #DiNaCon Observations: A nocturnal species of reptile with many legs that produce a hypnotic rippling effect as it walks. Though fearsome in appearance, the Chilopodosauro is a largely timid, solitary creature, except in mating season, when they gather in great numbers in an elaborate…

Specimen #007A – Geckatta

Date: June, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: Catharina Karlsson / #DiNaCon Observations: The Gekkatta is a Northern African tree-dwelling wild cat species with excellent climbing and jumping abilities. She uses her extended fore and hind paws to grip easily to slippery jungle surfaces. *See also chilopodosauro Methods: analysis by Demitasse image recognition.  

Specimen #003A – Chamaeleo cicadomorpha

Date: 3 June, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: #DiNaCon Observations: This tiny 6-legged chameleon pretends to be a leafhopper, despite being tragically unable to hop. Methods: analysis by Demitasse image recognition. original specimen – captured by #DiNaCon

Specimen #003B – Boletus speculo

Date: 3 June, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: #DiNaCon Observations: This diminutive species of fungus, commonly referred to as the “glass mushroom,” has a translucent cap with a delicate, lace-like veining pattern that brings to mind a Tiffany lamp. Prized for its mild hallucinogenic properties, the caps are said to produce a kaleidoscopic visual…

Specimen #005B – Pisces canticis

Date: 27 May, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: #DiNaCon Observations: This small fish may only transport his thimble-home by puffing himself up to carry it. When deflated, he reduces dramatically in size, and the thimble provides ample accommodation for two. He attracts his mate by blowing through tiny holes in the walls and making…

Specimen #005A – Anguillacanis

Date: 27 May, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: #DiNaCon Observations: This species is very rarely spotted due to its shyness and extreme velocity; one of the fastest creatures in the sea, it can reach speeds of over 80km/hr. Feeds primarily on sweet potato and Pisces cantitus Methods: analysis by Demitasse image recognition.