Asia Archive

  • Pangolin Facts   First of all, the Pangolin is the ONLY known mammal to have evolved protective scales. Due to these, they are sometimes called the “scaly anteater.” The Pangolin […]

    Pangolin

    Pangolin Facts   First of all, the Pangolin is the ONLY known mammal to have evolved protective scales. Due to these, they are sometimes called the “scaly anteater.” The Pangolin […]

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  •   The distinctive Baikal Sedge is an exceedingly rare plant. In fact, it remains extant in ONLY 14 known groupings. In addition, these are scattered globally! Wow! Imagine that! First […]

    Baikal Sedge

      The distinctive Baikal Sedge is an exceedingly rare plant. In fact, it remains extant in ONLY 14 known groupings. In addition, these are scattered globally! Wow! Imagine that! First […]

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  •   The Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, or toddy cat is a small-sized member of the Viverridae family which means that they are actually (though admittedly distantly) related to felines! […]

    Asian Palm Civet

      The Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, or toddy cat is a small-sized member of the Viverridae family which means that they are actually (though admittedly distantly) related to felines! […]

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  •   This is the extraordinary mushroom species known as Mycena Chlorophus (and NO; you have not been magically transported to the mythical world of Pandora!). However, Mycena Chlorophus does indeed (unlike […]

    Mycena Chlorophus

      This is the extraordinary mushroom species known as Mycena Chlorophus (and NO; you have not been magically transported to the mythical world of Pandora!). However, Mycena Chlorophus does indeed (unlike […]

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  •   Just look at the delicate, lacy wings of the Cabbage White Butterfly! These little beauties have quite often been referred to as “flying balls of cotton”. This Butterfly is […]

    Cabbage White Butterfly

      Just look at the delicate, lacy wings of the Cabbage White Butterfly! These little beauties have quite often been referred to as “flying balls of cotton”. This Butterfly is […]

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  •   Stewartia is the collective name for a genus of flowering plants related to the camellia. There are approximately 20 species within the genus. Most species of this plant are […]

    Stewartia

      Stewartia is the collective name for a genus of flowering plants related to the camellia. There are approximately 20 species within the genus. Most species of this plant are […]

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  •   The Skeleton Flower or Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary plant. Due to a unique chemical composition of its pigmentation, an incredible transformation occurs when the petals become wet. The […]

    Skeleton Flower

      The Skeleton Flower or Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary plant. Due to a unique chemical composition of its pigmentation, an incredible transformation occurs when the petals become wet. The […]

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  •   Kalanchoe is an extensive genus of approximately 125 known species of  tropical, flowering succulents.  The many various species of this plant are principally native to the regions of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Only one […]

    Kalanchoe

      Kalanchoe is an extensive genus of approximately 125 known species of  tropical, flowering succulents.  The many various species of this plant are principally native to the regions of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Only one […]

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  •   The Hydrangea is a genus of 75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia, and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in Asia. The majority […]

    Hydrangea

      The Hydrangea is a genus of 75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia, and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in Asia. The majority […]

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  • The Black Darter or Black Meadowhawk is an insect living in northern Europe, Asia, and North America. At about 1.2 in. (30 mm) in length, it is Britain’s smallest resident dragonfly. […]

    Black Darter

    The Black Darter or Black Meadowhawk is an insect living in northern Europe, Asia, and North America. At about 1.2 in. (30 mm) in length, it is Britain’s smallest resident dragonfly. […]

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  •   The Waterwheel Plant or Aldrovanda Vesiculosa is an extraordinary carnivorous plant. Genetically, it is closely related to the Venus Flytrap. This  plant  species, however, is aquatic and entirely free-floating! The name […]

    Waterwheel Plant

      The Waterwheel Plant or Aldrovanda Vesiculosa is an extraordinary carnivorous plant. Genetically, it is closely related to the Venus Flytrap. This  plant  species, however, is aquatic and entirely free-floating! The name […]

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  • The Giant Atlas Moth, Attacus atlas, is in terms of overall wing surface area, the largest known species of moth on earth. The females of this particular insect are appreciably larger […]

    Giant Atlas Moth

    The Giant Atlas Moth, Attacus atlas, is in terms of overall wing surface area, the largest known species of moth on earth. The females of this particular insect are appreciably larger […]

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