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Photos of arthropods in Madagascar [updated 2013-02-13]


Chameleons of Madagascar - 12-month calendar

Herps of Madagascar - 12-month calendar

Lemurs of Madagascar - 12-month calendar

Madagascar - 18-month calendar

Madagascar Calendar - 12-month calendar

Madagascar Calendar II - 12 months by mongabay

Wildlife of Madagascar - 12-month calendar

Budget Calendars

Swallowtail butterfly

Mantid Purple Antenna

Red and black bugs

Yellow and orange beetle (Coptemia celata)

Blue, yellow, black, and red caterpillar

Red millipede


Polybothris jewel beetle

Thorn spider (Acrosomoides acrosomoides) (Masoala NP)

Beige Ground Mantis (Tarachodes sp)

Madagascar moth with an orange marking on its back

Spider eating a red leafhopper

Pink and purple Homopteran, probably a Flatid or a Fulgorid bug, with huge eyes; this is a nymph that has JUST molted

Rainbow locust

Red Bug (immature nymph, which lacks full wings)

Red millipede in Madagascar

Pink and orange spider


Green pill millipede rolled in palm of hand

Dung beetle in Madagascar

Red millipede compared with size of hand


Mating butterflies

Yellow and pink caterpillar

Giant orb spider in Madagascar

Walking stick insect

Brown Praying Mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa)


Mossy stick insect

Yellow scorpion (Manambolo)


Green beetle with an orange head

Yellow-speckled Cleonine weevil (genus Lixus - Curculionidae family)

Yellow and pink caterpillar

Stick insect

Stick insect

Black moth with orange and green spots

Thorn spider (gasteracanthinae sub-family, probably Madacantha nossibeana) (Masoala NP)

Crematogaster ant trail going up the trunk of a canopy tree

Baby yellow and black grasshoppers

Orb spider

Orange-eyed grasshopper

aquatic insect in hand (Nepidae, probably nepa) (Kirindy)

Mating orange, red, and black bugs

Butterfly (Aterica rabena)

Camouflaged caterpillar

Pink and orange mite resembling a spider spider

Colorful wing of the Malagasy sunset moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus)

Phromnia rosea (fuschia colored insects) (Isalo)


Mating beetles

Madagascar spider

Orb spider

Comet moth with damaged wings

Mossy stick insects

Brilliant green beetle [Tortoise beetle of the Chrysomelidae family]

Blue planthopper

Orange and blue planthopper

Malagasy flatid bug (Phromnia rosea) in its nymph stage


Polybothris Jewel beetle (family Buprestidae)

Caterpillar with blue and black spines

Green praying mantis

Stick insect

Worm in a protective case

Swallowtail butterfly


Raspberry dragonfly

Juvenile Malagasy Emerald Green Pill Millipede (Sphaerotheriida)



Dragonfly tsingy canyon (Tsingy de Bemaraha)

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