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treegrow PRO 6:17am, 14 February 2012
Our next contest is Spiny. Please compete with images of organisms that have impressive spines on any part of the body. Select one (1) of your best images to compete with. Submissions will be open through next Monday.

Contest rules and instructions on voting and posting are all located here . Please read the rules thoroughly before beginning.

Remember to post below only images and their number in the posting sequence, along with a brief explanation of how the image relates to the contest topic (optional). Also, make sure your image is properly tagged, licensed, and posted to the EOL group. If you have questions or comments post them to this thread. Thanks!
bayucca PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by bayucca (member) 5 years ago
#1 Limacodidae, Euclea norba, Costa Rica: Do not touch me!
Euclea norba
Bárbol 5 years ago
# 2 One of the nicest thistles, Cirsium eriophorum.

Cirsium eriophorum by Bárbol
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HermannFalkner/sokol 5 years ago
#3 Cirsium erisithales: not the thorniest one among thistles, but thorny enough to compete here ;-)

Cirsium erisithales (47°48' N 15°57' E)
mgjefferies PRO 5 years ago
#4 An antipodean! Tachyglossus aculeatus; Short-beaked Echidna.

Echidna
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Arthur Chapman PRO 5 years ago
#5 The Panhandle Prickly Pear (Opuntia polyacantha)
Opuntia polyacantha (Panhandle Prickly Pear) by Arthur Chapman
yhjklñ Posted 5 years ago. Edited by yhjklñ (member) 5 years ago
#6 Lophocampa maculata, a spiny, colorful caterpillar from Quebec, Canada
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/51708886@N03/4821836595/]
Camponotus Vagus PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Camponotus Vagus (member) 5 years ago
#7 Melitaea didyma.

Melitaea didyma
David Bygott PRO 5 years ago
#8 Astropyga radiata, Fire Urchin, from the Indian Ocean coast at Mtwara, Tanzania

Fire urchins
Tatters ❀ PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Tatters ❀ (member) 5 years ago
#9
Calamus moti from Australian rainforest
Welcome to the rainforest :) by Tatters ❀
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treegrow PRO 5 years ago
#10 Cane Cholla – nasty spines!

Cane Cholla
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cotinis PRO 5 years ago
#11: Saddleback Caterpillar
Saddleback Caterpillar by cotinis
Jkadavoor (Jee) 5 years ago
#12
Spiny orb-weaver | Gasteracantha geminata
A spaceship landed nearby my home!
#13 Cynara algarbiensis

Alcachofra do Algarve (Cynara algarbiensis)
Bas Kers (NL) PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Bas Kers (NL) (member) 5 years ago
#14 Sea holly

Eryngium maritimum (Sea Holly / Blauwe zeedistel) 0486 by Bas Kers (NL)
rosie.perera PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by rosie.perera (member) 5 years ago
# 15 Cactus
Family=Cactaceae
Genus? Looks like Cumulopuntia, but I'm not sure.
Cactus (Cumulopuntia?) by rosie.perera
Chris_Moody PRO 5 years ago
#16 Long-spined Sea Scorpion
Long-spined Sea Scorpion
Vishal Bhave 5 years ago
#17 Lepidagnathis sp. with spiny leaves
Lepidagathis sp.
Furryscaly Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Furryscaly (member) 5 years ago
#18
Persicaria perfoliata (Polygonum perfoliatum), Asiatic tearthumb.
Envy Grows on Trees
Asiatic tearthumb is an invasive vine in the United States, as can be seen in this shot, taken in Maryland. It has spines all along the stem and they are sharp! I'm not sure which of the two scientific names is considered correct at the moment. It has many common names as well; including mile-a-minute, devil's tail, devil's shield, Chinese tearthumb, and more.
balharsh PRO 5 years ago
#19 Spiny Caterpillar of The Common Baron (Euthalia aconthea) butterfly.
Spiny comouflage
Lynette MT 5 years ago
#20 Silk Cotton Tree - Ceiba acuminata

Silk Cotton Tree - Ceiba acuminata
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treegrow PRO 5 years ago
it's great when we have contests with this many submissions!. But now we have to make up our minds and pick our favorites.

Submissions are now closed and Voting is OPEN! You may only vote once, and the photo with the most votes is the winner. When the voting week has closed, an administrator will change the thread status from VOTE to CLOSED. See Voting Instructions
Jkadavoor (Jee) 5 years ago
11
David Bygott PRO 5 years ago
#1
Bas Kers (NL) PRO 5 years ago
11
rosie.perera PRO 5 years ago
#1
Camponotus Vagus PRO 5 years ago
#1
Malcolm NQ PRO 5 years ago
#1
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treegrow PRO 5 years ago
#20
Lynette MT 5 years ago
#11
mgjefferies PRO 5 years ago
#14
Bárbol 5 years ago
#11
Manuel Valdueza 5 years ago
#11
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HermannFalkner/sokol 5 years ago
#9
lotlhmoq PRO 5 years ago
#1
Furryscaly 5 years ago
#9
bayucca PRO 5 years ago
#19
kostolany244 PRO 5 years ago
11
Dluogs 5 years ago
#1
balharsh PRO 5 years ago
#11
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Drew Avery PRO 5 years ago
11
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treegrow PRO 5 years ago
Ha! Caterpillars turn out to be the most popular bearers of spine. Who would have thought? Here are your winners:

WINNER:

Saddleback Caterpillar by cotinis
Saddleback Caterpillar


RUNNER-UP:

Euclea norba by bayucca
Euclea norba
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