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#Biodiversity150 number 35 of 150 Purple Sea Urchin

35/150: A Purple Sea Urchin for Purple Day!

Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Echinoida: Strongylocentrotidae: Strongylocentrotus: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Stimpson, 1857) Today is Purple Day, a day ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 34 of 150 Rock Crawler

34/150: The Rock Crawler, not afraid of the cold!

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Notoptera: Grylloblattidae: Grylloblatta campodeiformis Walker, 1914 Grylloblatta campodeiformis, also known as the ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 33 of 150 Trichrysis doriae

33/150: Brilliant, metallic, and kleptoparasitic: the cuckoo wasp is not your everyday wasp

Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Chrysididae: Chrysidinae: Trichrysis: Trichrysis doriae Neurada L., 1753 While we commonly think ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 32 of 150 Rana sylvatica

32/150: Put a spring in your step and celebrate frogs with us!

Animalia: Chordata: Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae: Rana: Rana sylvatica LeConte, 1825 It’s officially the first day ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 31 of 150 Gryllus veletis

31/150: Lady crickets like the tough guys!

Arthropoda: Insecta: Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae: Gryllus: Gryllus veletis (Alexander, R.D. & Bigelow, 1960) The Spring ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 30 of 150 Hydra canadensis

30/150: Hail Hydra! The immortal cnidarian

Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Anthoathecata: Hydridae: Hydra: Hydra canadensis (Rowan, 1930) From Marvel movies to Greek mythology, ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 29 of 150 Micrathena gracilis

29/150: Save A Spider Day – The Spined Micrathena

Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae: Micrathena: Micrathena gracilis (Walckenaer, 1805) Micrathena gracilis is a moderately large ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 28 of 150 Sea lamprey

28/150: Vampires of the Sea (and your worst nightmare)

Chordata: Cephalaspidomorphi: Petromyzontiformes: Petromyzontidae: Petromyzon: Petromyzon marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) Sea Lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) look like ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 27 of 150 Amphipod

27/150: The small priceless gems of freshwater ecosystems

Arthropoda: Malacostraca: Amphipoda: Hyalellidae: Hyalella: Hyalella azteca (Saussure, 1858) Amphipods are common crustaceans that are ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 26 of 150 Red baneberry

26/150: Not-so-sweet temptation

Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Ranunculales: Ranunculaceae: Helleboroideae: Actaea: Actaea rubra (Aiton Willd.) While the fruit of the ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 25 of 150 predatory plant mite Typhlodromus pyri

25/150: World Wildlife Day – Even though we are microscopic we are still wildlife!

Arthropoda: Arachnida: Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae: Typhlodromus: Typhlodromus pyri (Scheuten, 1857) The predatory plant mite Typhlodromus pyri ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 24 of 150 Brown Centipede

24/150: 50 pairs of shoes? That’s a lot of footwear for a centipede

Animalia: Arthropoda: Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae: Lithobius: Lithobius forficatus (Linnaeus 1758) Centipede means “100 legs”, but ...
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