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#Biodiversity150 number 111 of 150 Black Vine Beetle

111/150: See no Weevil, Hear no Weevil, Speak no Weevil

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Otiorhynchus: Otiorhynchus sulcatus (Fabricius, 1775) Not all weevils are evil, ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 110 of 150 Myrmarachne formicaria

110/150: Ant-mimicking spiders; One of these things is not like the other!

Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae: Myrmarachne: Myrmarachne formicaria (De Geer, 1778) Members of the genus Myrmarachne ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 109 of 150 Little Brown Bat

109/150: This little brown bat may be gone soon! That means more mosquitoes biting you!

Animalia: Chordata: Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Myotinae: Myotis: Myotis lucifugus (LeConte, 1831) The little brown bat ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 108 of 150 Waltzing fly

108/150: Dead moose, buffet, fighting arena, or dance floor? For waltzing flies, it’s all the above

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Piophilidae: Piophilinae: Prochyliza: Prochyliza xanthostoma (Walker, 1849) This North American fly ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 107 of 150 Loggerhead Shrike

107/150: Loggerhead Shrike – The “Butcher Bird”

Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Passeriformes: Laniidae: Lanius: Lanius ludovicianus Linnaeus, 1766 The loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 106 of 150 Western Flower Thrips

106/150: Thrips are tiny insects with big agricultural implications

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Thysanoptera: Thripidae: Thripinae: Frankliniella: Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande, 1895) Western flower thrips belong ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 105 of 150 Sea Pen

105/150: Sea pens – not your typical corals

Animalia: Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Pennatulacea: Pennatulidae: Pennatula: Pennatula aculeata (Danielssen, 1860) Sea pens are colonial marine ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 104 of 150 Pubic lice

104/150: Feeling crabby about pubic lice?

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Psocodea: Pthiridae: Pthirus: Pthirus pubis (Linnaeus, 1758) Humans host three types of ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 103 of 150 Calliope Hummingbird

103/150: National Hummingbird Day – The Calliope Hummingbird

Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Apodiformes: Trochilidae: Selasphorus: Selasphorus calliope (Gould, 1847) The first Saturday in September ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 102 of 150 Firebrat

102/150: Silverfish and Firebrats Outlived the Dinosaurs!

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Zygentoma: Lepismatidae: Thermobia: Thermobia domestica (Packard, 1837) Zygentoma is a primitive, wingless ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 101 of 150 Paw paw tree

101/150: Not a banana, not a mango, it’s a pawpaw fruit!

Plantae: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Magnoliales: Annonaceae: Asimina: Asimina triloba Linnaeus, Dunal What do you get when ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 100 of 150 Walking Stick

100/150: Phasmids, the masters of disguise!

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Phasmatodea: Diapheromeridae: Diapheromerinae: Diapheromera: Diapheromera femorata (Say, 1824) The common walking stick ...
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