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Micrantheum ericoides

Micrantheum ericoides is an inconspicuous shrub growing on poor sandy soils in eastern Australia. Often seen in areas of mid to relatively high rainfall. Usually seen between 20 and 80 cm high. Flowers are tiny, white or pink occurring between Au ...

Ophrys ferrum-equinum

Ophrys ferrum-equinum, the horseshoe bee-orchid, is a terrestrial species of orchid native to Albania, Greece, and Turkey, including Crete and other islands of the Aegean. It owes its species name to the characteristic shape of a silver horse-sho ...

Ophrys umbilicata

Ophyrys umbilicata is a perennial, erect, glabrous herb, 10–20 cm high. Leaves alternate, simple, entire, thick, narrowly elliptic with parallel nerves. Flowers spirally arranged on top of the shoot, sepals 10-15 x 6–9 mm, petals small. Labellum ...

Solanum glaucophyllum

Solanum glaucophyllum is a species of plant in the family Solanaceae. It is known as waxyleaf nightshade. It is an endemic plant of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. It is usually classified under the section Cyphomandropsis, with ...

Mesomys hispidus

Ferreiras spiny tree-rat, Mesomys hispidus, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

Gerbillus

Gerbillus is a genus that contains most common and the most diverse gerbils. In 2010, after morphological and molecular studies Dipodillus was ranged as a subgenus of Gerbillus, however some taxonomic authorities continue to separate them.

Heteromys

Heteromys is a genus of rodents in the family Heteromyidae, commonly known as spiny pocket mice. It is the only extant genus in the subfamily Heteromyinae which also includes the extinct genera Diprionomys and Metaliomys. Heteromys was recently e ...

Holochilus brasiliensis

Holochilus brasiliensis, also known as the Brazilian marsh rat or web-footed marsh rat, is a species of semiaquatic rodent from South America. It is found in northeastern Argentina, southern and eastern Brazil and in eastern Uruguay.

Dolichotis

The maras are a genus of the cavy family of rodents. They are the sole extant representatives of the subfamily Dolichotinae. These large relatives of guinea pigs are common in the Patagonian steppes of Argentina, but also live in Paraguay and els ...

Potorous

Potoroo is a common name for species of Potorous, a genus of smaller marsupials. They are allied to the Macropodiformes, the suborder of kangaroo, wallaby, and other rat-kangaroo genera. All three extant species are threatened by ecological chang ...

Pithecia

Sakis, or saki monkeys, are any of several New World monkeys of the genus Pithecia. They are closely related to the bearded sakis of genus Chiropotes.

Isoodon

The short-nosed bandicoots are members of the order Peramelemorphia. These marsupials can be found across Australia, although their distribution can be patchy. Genetic evidence suggests that short-nosed bandicoots diverged from the related long-n ...

Southern right whale

The southern right whale is a baleen whale, one of three species classified as right whales belonging to the genus Eubalaena. Approximately 10.000 southern right whales are spread throughout the southern part of the Southern Hemisphere.

Amazonian trogon

The Amazonian trogon, is a near passerine bird in the trogon family, Trogonidae. It is found in humid forests in the Amazon of South America. Until recently, the Amazonian trogon was considered a subspecies of the violaceous trogon.

Bonapartes parakeet

Bonapartes parakeet, also known as Devilles parakeet, or in aviculture as Devilles conure, is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is restricted to the Brazilian state of Amazonas south of the Solimões river.

Dusky-headed parakeet

The dusky-headed parakeet, also known as Weddells conure or dusky-headed conure in aviculture, is a small green Neotropical parrot with dusty grey head found in wooded habitats in the western Amazon basin of South America. Its range extends from ...

Lanceolated monklet

The lanceolated monklet is a species of bird in the Bucconidae family, the puffbirds. It is the only member of the genus Micromonacha. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. In the western Amazon Basin, i ...

Purple-throated cotinga

The purple-throated cotinga is a species of bird in the cotinga family, Cotingidae. It is found in the western Amazon rainforest of South America; its range extends from southern Colombia south through eastern Ecuador and Peru and east through ex ...

Tucuxi

The tucuxi, alternatively in Peru bufeo gris or bufeo negro, is a species of freshwater dolphin found in the rivers of the Amazon basin. The word tucuxi is derived from the Tupi language word tuchuchi-ana, and has now been adopted as the species ...

Eucrostes indigenata

Eucrostes indigenata is a moth of the family Geometridae first described by Charles Joseph Devillers in 1789. It is found in the Mediterranean region, inland up to North Macedonia and Hungary. Subspecies lanjeronica is found in southern Spain and ...

Selidosema brunnearia

Selidosema brunnearia, the bordered grey, is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Charles Joseph Devillers in 1789. It is found in central and southern Europe, Asia Minor, Transcaucasia and North Africa.

Small red damselfly

Ceriagrion tenellum is only 25–35 millimetres 0.98–1.38 in long. It is a lot shorter than the large red damselfly, with which it is sometimes confused. In both sexes the thorax is bronze-black on top. The male has an entirely red abdomen. The fem ...

Tawny speckled pug

The tawny speckled pug is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout the Palearctic region, the Near East and North Africa. Unlike many pugs this species is distinctively marked, the brown forewings marked with a large tawny-orange ...

Acraea althoffi

Acraea althoffi, the Althoffs acraea, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Cameroon, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The habitat consists of forests.

Atlantea tulita

Atlantea tulita is a rare species of butterfly known by the common name Puerto Rico harlequin butterfly. This brush-footed butterfly is endemic to Puerto Rico. It is a candidate for United States federal protection as an endangered species. In 20 ...

Bematistes poggei

Bematistes poggei is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Zambia, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The habitat consists of forests and riverine thickets. The lar ...

Bicyclus saussurei

Bicyclus saussurei, the white-banded bush brown or Saussures bush brown, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and ...

Charaxes guderiana

Charaxes guderiana, the blue-spangled emperor, Guderians charaxes or blue-spangled charaxes, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in southern Africa. The habitat is Brachystegia woodland. The wingspan is 50–60 mm in males and 60– ...

Charaxes hildebrandti

Charaxes hildebrandti, the Hildebrandts charaxes, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic ...

Charaxes kahldeni

Charaxes kahldeni is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in northern Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Uganda and southern Sudan. The habitat con ...

Cigaritis homeyeri

Cigaritis homeyeri, the Homeyers bar or Homeyers silverline, is a lycaenid butterfly that is native to the Afrotropics. Adults are on wing year-round with distinct wet- and dry-season forms.

Cymothoe haynae

Cymothoe haynae is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, the DRC and Uganda.

Euphaedra zaddachii

Euphaedra zaddachii, or Zaddachs mimic forester, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwa ...

Graphium hachei

Graphium hachei is a butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is found in Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

Hewitsonia kirbyi

Hewitsonia kirbyi, the Kirbys tiger blue, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia. The habitat consists of forests. The l ...

Liptena homeyeri

Liptena homeyeri is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. The habitat consists of Brachystegia woodland.

Mimacraea krausei

Mimacraea krausei, the Krauses acraea mimic, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The habitat consists of forests. Th ...

Oboronia guessfeldti

Oboronia guessfeldti, the Gussfeldts blue or Gussfeldts ginger white, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the ...

Oboronia punctatus

Oboronia punctatus, the common ginger white, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Rep ...

Papilio mechowi

Papilio mechowi whitnalli Neave, 1904 central and eastern Uganda Papilio mechowi

Papilio mechowianus

It is a member of the zenobia species group. In the zenobia group the basic upperside wing pattern is black with white or yellowish bands and spots. The underside is brown and basally there is a red area marked with black stripes and spots. In th ...

Pentila tachyroides

Pentila tachyroides, the mylothrid pentila, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The habitat consist ...

Pseudacraea kuenowii

Pseudacraea kuenowii, or Kuenows false acraea, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. The habitat consi ...

Sevenia pechueli

Sevenia pechueli, the spotted lilac tree nymph, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Tanzania, Malawi, Z ...

Uranothauma falkensteini

It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria south and the Cross River loop, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Angola, the DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambiqu ...

Vanessula

Vanessula is a monotypic butterfly genus in the family Nymphalidae. It contains only one species, Vanessula milca, the black and orange or ladys maid. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the ...

Acanthoclita

Acanthoclita is a genus of tortrix moths belonging to the subfamily Olethreutinae and tribe Grapholitini. It was established in 1982 by Alexey Diakonoff.

Acroclita sicaria

Adult male wingspan is 8.5 mm. Head light cinereous ash grey. Vertex infuscated darkened with a blackish tinge. Labial palp smooth scaled with slight bluish opalescence. Anterior half of thorax cinereous fuscous, whereas posterior half is pale oc ...

Aemulatrix aequilibra

Males have a wingspan of 8.5 mm 0.33 in. The moths head is a light ochre with a darkened vertex. The antennae are pale ochre. The pedipalps are light ochre with the dorsum of the median segment dark brown. The thorax is light brownish grey. The a ...

Age onychistica

Age onychistica is a moth of the family Tortricidae first described by Alexey Diakonoff in 1982. It is found in Sri Lanka, It is also found in Africa and Indonesia.