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


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Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Notoptera: Grylloblattidae: Grylloblatta campodeiformis Walker, 1914

Grylloblatta campodeiformis, also known as the Northern Rock Crawler, is an omnivorous species of insect in the family Grylloblattidae. Like the other species in the genus Grylloblatta, it is endemic to North America. Continue reading “34/150: The Rock Crawler, not afraid of the cold!”

22/150: Stalk-eyed flies, where hypercephaly is sexy!


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Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Diopsidae: Sphyracephala: Sphyracephala subbifasciata (Fitch, 1855)

Sphyracephala subbifasciata is one of two species found in Canada from the family Diopsidae (Diptera). Their common name, stalk-eyed flies, comes from the presence of their eyes at the end of an elongated stalk, giving them the look of a drastically long hammerhead. Continue reading “22/150: Stalk-eyed flies, where hypercephaly is sexy!”