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  •   Meet the “distinctive” looking Horsehead Grasshopper! THAT is putting it mildly! This seemingly comical couple represents a male and female of the species. Much about them may surprise you. […]

    Horsehead Grasshopper

      Meet the “distinctive” looking Horsehead Grasshopper! THAT is putting it mildly! This seemingly comical couple represents a male and female of the species. Much about them may surprise you. […]

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  •   The Velvet Ant is the collective term for of any of the more than 3000 species of  insect. These insects are actually wasps…being neither bee nor ant.  Now THAT is […]

    Velvet Ant

      The Velvet Ant is the collective term for of any of the more than 3000 species of  insect. These insects are actually wasps…being neither bee nor ant.  Now THAT is […]

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  •   The White Egret Orchid is a unique (and beautiful!) species of orchid. The name derives from their purported resemblance to (you guessed it!) a white egret. Furthermore, their shape […]

    White Egret Orchid

      The White Egret Orchid is a unique (and beautiful!) species of orchid. The name derives from their purported resemblance to (you guessed it!) a white egret. Furthermore, their shape […]

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  •   Bee Fly is the collective term for a unique (and often adorable!) family of insects. The name (naturally!) derives from their resemblance to various bees. There are more than […]

    Bee Fly

      Bee Fly is the collective term for a unique (and often adorable!) family of insects. The name (naturally!) derives from their resemblance to various bees. There are more than […]

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  •   The Mandarin Duck is an extraordinarily beautiful (not to mention colorful!) species of duck. They are closely related to the wood duck of North America. This unique animal is […]

    Mandarin Duck

      The Mandarin Duck is an extraordinarily beautiful (not to mention colorful!) species of duck. They are closely related to the wood duck of North America. This unique animal is […]

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  •   The Wallaces Golden Birdwing ( now THERE is a name to live up to!) is a lovely species of Lepidoptera. Sadly, they are now listed as Endangered by the […]

    Wallaces Golden Birdwing

      The Wallaces Golden Birdwing ( now THERE is a name to live up to!) is a lovely species of Lepidoptera. Sadly, they are now listed as Endangered by the […]

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  •   The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

    Giant Manta Ray

      The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

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  •   The Western Pygmy Blue is living proof that beauty can thrive amidst great desolation! This diminutive beauty inhabits environments most consider desolate. This delicate insect species has the distinction […]

    Western Pygmy Blue

      The Western Pygmy Blue is living proof that beauty can thrive amidst great desolation! This diminutive beauty inhabits environments most consider desolate. This delicate insect species has the distinction […]

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