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CLOSED CLOSED:Contest 073:Spiny:WINNERS:continis & bayucca

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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

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!
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bayucca (busy) says:

#1 Limacodidae, Euclea norba, Costa Rica: Do not touch me!
Euclea norba
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Bárbol says:

# 2 One of the nicest thistles, Cirsium eriophorum.

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/10770266@N04/5521657469/]
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HermannFalkner/sokol is a group moderator HermannFalkner/sokol says:

#3 Cirsium erisithales: not the thorniest one among thistles, but thorny enough to compete here ;-)

Cirsium erisithales (47°48' N 15°57' E)
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mgjefferies says:

#4 An antipodean! Tachyglossus aculeatus; Short-beaked Echidna.

Echidna
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Arthur Chapman is a group moderator Arthur Chapman says:

#5 The Panhandle Prickly Pear (Opuntia polyacantha)

Opuntia polyacantha (Panhandle Prickly Pear) by Arthur Chapman

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JMDN says:

#6 Lophocampa maculata, a spiny, colorful caterpillar from Quebec, Canada
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/51708886@N03/4821836595/]
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Camponotus Vagus says:

#7 Melitaea didyma.

Melitaea didyma
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kibuyu says:

#8 Astropyga radiata, Fire Urchin, from the Indian Ocean coast at Mtwara, Tanzania

Fire urchins
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Tatters:( says:

#9
Calamus moti from Australian rainforest

Welcome to the rainforest :) by Tatters:(

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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

#10 Cane Cholla – nasty spines!

Cane Cholla
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cotinis is a group moderator cotinis says:

#11: Saddleback Caterpillar

Saddleback Caterpillar by cotinis

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Jkadavoor (Jee) says:

#12
Spiny orb-weaver | Gasteracantha geminata
A spaceship landed nearby my home!
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Valter Jacinto | Portugal says:

#13 Cynara algarbiensis

Alcachofra do Algarve (Cynara algarbiensis)
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Bas Kers (NL) says:

#14 Sea holly

Eryngium maritimum (Sea Holly / Blauwe zeedistel) 0486 by Bas Kers (NL)

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rosie.perera says:

# 15 Cactus
Family=Cactaceae
Genus? Looks like Cumulopuntia, but I'm not sure.

Cactus (Cumulopuntia?) by rosie.perera

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Chris_Moody says:

#16 Long-spined Sea Scorpion
Long-spined Sea Scorpion
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Vishal Bhave says:

#17 Lepidagnathis sp. with spiny leaves
Lepidagathis sp.
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Furryscaly says:

#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.
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balharsh says:

#19 Spiny Caterpillar of The Common Baron (Euthalia aconthea) butterfly.
Spiny comouflage
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Lynette S. says:

#20 Silk Cotton Tree - Ceiba acuminata

Silk Cotton Tree - Ceiba acuminata
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

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
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Jkadavoor (Jee) says:

11
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kibuyu says:

#1
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Bas Kers (NL) says:

11
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rosie.perera says:

#1
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Camponotus Vagus says:

#1
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Malcolm NQ says:

#1
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

#20
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Lynette S. says:

#11
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mgjefferies says:

#14
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Bárbol says:

#11
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Manuel Valdueza says:

#11
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HermannFalkner/sokol is a group moderator HermannFalkner/sokol says:

#9
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lotlhmoq is a group moderator lotlhmoq says:

#1
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Furryscaly says:

#9
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bayucca (busy) says:

#19
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kostolany244 says:

11
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Dluogs says:

#1
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balharsh says:

#11
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Drew Avery is a group moderator Drew Avery says:

11
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

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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