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#mushroommonday ? why not?

1. tab. LXXXII Agaricus psittacinus Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms (1798ish)

2. tav. LXXVII Russula grisea Pers.  I funghi mangerecci e velenosi dell'Europa media, con speciale riguardo a quelli che crescono nel Trentino. (1906)

3. ta.b CXXVI  Agaricus sejunctus  Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms (1798ish)

4. tab. CDXIX Boletus solidus   Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms (1798ish)

5. tav. LXIX Russula virescens I funghi mangerecci e velenosi dell'Europa media, con speciale riguardo a quelli che crescono nel Trentino. (1906)

6. tab. CCL Boletus rubeolarius (written below: B. lupinus var. Fr. H E [?] with the annotation “I doubt if this is anything else than B. lucidus with pileus too green”   Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms (1798ish)

7. Pl. Russula virescens  Student’s hand-book of mushrooms of America edible and poisonous (1897)

Micrommata virescens [Green Huntsman Spider]

By Siga [CC-BY-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The green huntsman spider (Micrommata virescens) is a spider with a palearctic distribution, of the huntsman spider (Sparassidae) family. It does not build a web, and hunts insects in green vegetation, where it is well camouflaged. The green coloration is due to the bilin micromatabilin and its conjugates in haemolymph, interstitial tissues and the yolk of oocytes.

High-res pictures of arachnids → Arachniac

Messy nester by Ric McArthur
Via Flickr:
I was sure it isn’t an empty nest. When this Acadian Flycatcher’s nest was first pointed out to me my first thought was messy nest. Empidonax virescens Curiously, no information exists on the ability of the Acadian Flycatcher to walk or hop. It is an excellent flier, though, extremely maneuverable and able to hover and even fly backward. It has been observed bathing not by standing in water, but rather by diving into water from above, hitting the water with its chest, and then returning to a perch to preen and shake. Nest is a shallow, thin cup of fine materials held together with spider and insect silk, usually dangling streamers of material on silk below nest. Slung hammock-like in fork of small branch in tree, usually over water. source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology