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#Biodiversity150 number 72 of 150 Barklouse

72/150: Not as ‘Lousey’ as you may think!

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Psocodea: Psocidae: Psocinae: Metylophorus: Metylophorus novaescotiae (Walker, 1853) Meet the June barklouse ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 71 of 150 Giant Water Bug

71/150: A lesser known truth of giant water bugs

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Belostomatidae: Belostomatinae: Belostoma: Belostoma flumineum (Say, 1832) Happy Father’s Day! Belostoma ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 70 of 150 American Ginseng

70/150: When you think of Ginseng do you think of Canada? You will after reading this!

Plantae: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Apiales: Araliaceae: Panax quinquefolius (Linneaus) Ginseng is a perennial herb whose root ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 69 of 150 Leech

69/150: Leeches – They don’t all want to suck your blood!

Animalia: Annelida: Clitellata: Arhynchobdellida: Erpobdellidae: Erpobdella: Erpobdella obscura (Verrill, 1872) This past week Canadian Blood ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 68 of 150 Northern Scorpion

68/150: Did you know scorpions live in Canada too?

Arthropoda: Arachnida: Scorpiones: Vaejovidae: Paruroctonus: Paruroctonus boreus (Girard, 1854) Paruroctonus boreus, or the Northern Scorpion, ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 67 of 150 Daddy Long Legs

67/150: Not Poisonous, and Not a Spider! The friendly backyard “Daddy-Long-Legs”

Arthropoda: Arachnida: Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae: Leiobunum: Leiobunum vittatum (Say, 1821) Harvestmen or “Daddy-long-legs” are commonly presented ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 66 of 150 Hairy waterclover

66/150: Well, that is just dumb luck

Plantae: Pteridophyta: Pteridopsida: Hydropteridales: Marsileaceae: Marsilea vestita (Linnaeus) Don’t be fooled, Hairy waterclover (Marsilea vestita) ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 65 of 150 Yellow-banded bumble bee

65/150: The Buzz surrounding the Yellow-banded Bumble bee

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apinae:  Bombus: Bombus terricola (Kirby 1837) The yellow-banded bumble bee ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 64 of 150 Feather Star

64/150: Birds of the Sea

Animalia: Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comatulida: Antedonidae: Heliometrinae: Florometra: Florometra serratissima (AH Clark, 1907) While you wouldn’t ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 63 of 150 Long-tailed Duck

63/150: The Ultimate Diving Champion

Chordata: Aves: Anseriformes: Anatidae: Clangula: Clangula hyemalis (Linnaeus, 1758) Now this species is set for ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 62 of 150 Pseudoscorpion

62/150: I can live in the dirt or in your home, I hitch-hike on insects and mammals alike, and have venomous pincers. What am I?

Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones: Neobisiidae: Microbisium: Microbisium parvulum (Banks,1895) Pseudoscorpions are rarely seen but are ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 61 of 150 Harvester Butterfly

61/150: Some caterpillars love to eat insects!

Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Miletinae: Feniseca: Feniseca tarquinius (Fabricius, 1793) When thinking of a typical ...
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