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#Biodiversity150 number 145 of 150 Protura

145/150: Coneheads. (No, I’m not talking about the nineties movie)

Animalia: Arthropoda: Protura: Eosentomata:  Eosentomidae Berlese, 1909 Look closely, you don’t want to miss them! These proturans are ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 144 of 150 Rotifer

144/150: Rotifers – a phylum on their own

Animalia: Rotifera: Monogononta: Ploima: Synchaetidae Hudson & Gosse, 1886 Rotifers are microscopic aquatic animals that ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 143 of 150 Oncopeltus fasciatus

143/150: Monarchs aren’t the only ones that need milkweed

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Lygaeidae: Oncopeltus: Oncopeltus fasciatus: (Dallas, 1852) Large milkweed bugs are a ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 142 of 150 Cypridopsis vidua

142/150: A small creature with a long history

Animalia: Arthropoda: Ostracoda: Podocopida: Cyprididae: Cypridopsinae: Cypridopsis vidua (O. F. Müller, 1776) The Ostracods are ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 141 of 150 Saskatoon serviceberry

141/150: Oh, Oh, Oh, Sweet Serviceberry of Mine!

Plantae: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Rosales: Rosaceae: Amelanchier: Amelanchier alnifolia (Thomas Nuttall) The Amelanchier alnifolia or commonly ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 140 of 150 Scabies mite

140/150: Don’t Let the Scabies Mite Bite!

Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Sarcoptiformes: Sarcoptidae: Sarcoptes: Sarcoptes scabiei (Linnaeus, 1758) Unfortunately, bite isn’t all that ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 139 of 150 Longnose gar

139/150: The Longnose Gar – Freaky Fish!

Animalia: Chordata: Actinopterygii: Lepisosteiformes: Lepisosteidae: Lepisosteus: Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus, 1758) The longnose gar can be ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 138 of 150 Lonchoptera bifurcata

138/150: Lonchopteridae – Flies without fathers

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Lonchopteridae: Lonchoptera: Lonchoptera bifurcata (Fallen, 1810) Lonchoptera bifurcata is known as ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 137 of 150 Gibothorax tchernovi

137/150: Lonely Since 1989

Animalia: Arthopoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae: Gibothorax tchernovi (Eskov, 1989) Spiders that belong to the group ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 136 of 150 Atlantic whitefish

136/150: Poach Eggs Not Whitefish

Animalia: Chordata: Actinopterygii: Salmoniformes: Salmonidae: Coregonus: Coregonus huntsmani (W. B. Scott, 1987) The Atlantic whitefish ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 135 of 150 Two-spotted spider mite

135/150: This tiny mite can cause massive damage!

Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Trombidiformes: Tetranycinae: Tetranychinae: Tetranychus: Tetranychus urticae (C. L. Kock, 1836) The two-spotted ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 134 of 150 Ferruginous Hawk

134/150: A soaring hawk of the prairies

Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Accipitriformes: Accipitridae: Buteo: Buteo regalis (Gray, 1844) The Ferruginous Hawk is the ...
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