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Fall webworm

The fall webworm is a moth in the family Erebidae known principally for its larval stage, which creates the characteristic webbed nests on the tree limbs of a wide variety of hardwoods in the late summer and fall. It is considered a pest but alth ...

Greta diaphanus

Upperside: antennae black, and very long. thorax and abdomen dark brown. Wings transparent, vitreous glass like. Anterior ones with the posterior edges bending as it were inwards. A small narrow border of dark brown runs entirely round the edges ...

Hypolimnas salmacis

Hypolimnas salmacis, the blue diadem, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, São Tome and Pr ...

Lucinia cadma

Lucinia cadma is a species of brush-footed butterfly. It was first described by Dru Drury in 1773 from Jamaica. Distinct subspecies are found on other Caribbean islands.

Manduca brontes

Manduca brontes is a species of moth in the family Sphingidae first described by Dru Drury in 1773. It is known from Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic and Suriname. Adults are on wing from April to June ...

Megaloprepus caerulatus

Megaloprepus caerulatus is a damselfly of the Forest Giant family, found in wet and moist forests in Central and South America. It has the greatest wingspan of any living damselfly or dragonfly, up to 19 centimeters in the largest males. Its larg ...

Neptis melicerta

Neptis melicerta, the original club-dot sailer or streaked sailer, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Ang ...

Orthetrum sabina

Orthetrum sabina, the slender skimmer or green marsh hawk, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is widespread, being found from south-eastern Europe and North Africa to Japan and south to Australia and Micronesia.

Oxylides faunus

Oxylides faunus, the common false head, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria and Cameroon. The habitat consists of primary forests. Both sexes are ...

Panara jarbas

Upperside. Antennae black. Thorax and abdomen nearly black. Wings brownish black. An orange-coloured bar, about a quarter of an inch broad, crosses the anterior wings from the middle of the anterior edges to the lower corners, from whence another ...

Papilio menestheus

Papilio menestheus, the western emperor swallowtail, is a species of swallowtail butterfly from the genus Papilio that is found in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Equatorial Gu ...

Papilio palamedes

The upperside of the wings is blackish brown with both wings having a yellow postmedian band and a yellow submarginal band. There is a yellow bar at the end of the forewing cell. The underside of the wings is black with the forewing having a yell ...

Phyciodes tharos

The pearl crescent is a butterfly of North America. It is found in all parts of the United States except the west coast, and throughout Mexico and parts of southern Canada, in particular Ontario. Its habitat is open areas such as pastures, road e ...

Phalanta phalantha

The common leopard is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of 50–55 mm with a tawny colour and marked with black spots. The underside of the butterfly is more glossy than the upper and both the male and female are similar looking. A more prom ...

Polyura athamas

Polyura athamas, the common nawab, is a species of fast-flying canopy butterfly found in tropical Asia. It belongs to the Charaxinae in the brush-footed butterfly family. It occurs in the Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim, the hills of central Ind ...

Regal fritillary

The regal fritillary is a striking nymphalid butterfly found among some of the remaining tallgrass and mixed-grass prairies in the east-central United States. This prairie-specialist butterfly has a characteristic deep orange color and unmistakab ...

Samia cynthia

Samia cynthia, the ailanthus silkmoth, is a saturniid moth, used to produce silk fabric but not as domesticated as the silkworm, Bombyx mori. The moth has very large wings of 113–125 mm, with a quarter-moon shaped spot on both the upper and lower ...

Strymon acis

Strymon acis, the Bartrams scrub-hairstreak, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in southern Florida and the West Indies. The habitat consists of openings in pine woods. The wingspan is 22–29 mm. The upperside is dark gray. The u ...

Yramea cytheris

Yramea cytheris is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It was first described by Dru Drury in 1773 from the Falkland Islands. In some systems it is included in genus Issoria.

Black-faced grosbeak

The black-faced grosbeak is a large seed-eating bird in the cardinal family, which is a resident breeding species from south-eastern Mexico to eastern Panama. The adult black-faced grosbeak is 16.5 cm long, weighs 36 g, and has a heavy, mainly bl ...

Black-headed siskin

The black-headed siskin, also known in Belize as the Jonny Bee, is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moi ...

Golden-hooded tanager

The golden-hooded tanager is a medium-sized passerine bird. This tanager is a resident breeder from southern Mexico south to western Ecuador. Adult golden-hooded tanagers are 13 cm 5.1 in long and weigh 19 g 0.67 oz. The adult male has a golden h ...

Keel-billed motmot

The keel-billed motmot is a species of bird in the motmot family Momotidae. It is very closely related to the broad-billed motmot, and the two may be the same species. The two are similar sizes and shapes, and have been reported to have similar c ...

Olive ibis

The olive ibis is a species of ibis native to dense tropical forests in central Africa. Between 65 and 75 cm in length, it is a small ibis with predominantly olive plumage with iridescent sheen. Four subspecies are recognized.

Olive warbler

The olive warbler is a small passerine bird. It is the only member of the genus Peucedramus and the family Peucedramidae. This species breeds from southern Arizona and New Mexico, USA, south through Mexico to Nicaragua. It is the only bird family ...

Stitchbird

The stitchbird or hihi is a honeyeater-like bird endemic to the North Island and adjacent offshore islands of New Zealand. Its evolutionary relationships have long puzzled ornithologists, but it is now classed as the only member of its own family ...

Tasmanian nativehen

The Tasmanian native hen is a flightless rail and one of twelve species of birds endemic to the Australian island of Tasmania. Although many flightless birds have a history of extinction at the hands of humans, the Tasmanian native hen has actual ...

Violaceous jay

The violaceous jay is a species of bird in the family Corvidae, the crows and their allies. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and ...

Yellow-bellied siskin

The yellow-bellied siskin is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It breeds from Costa Rica south to southern Ecuador, central Bolivia and the highlands of northwestern Venezuela. The yellow-bellied siskin breeds in mountain o ...

Yellow-breasted brush finch

For the bird alternatively named rufous-naped brush finch Atlapetes rufinucha, see Bolivian brush finch. The yellow-breasted brush finch, also known as the cloud-forest brush finch, is a species of bird in the family Passerellidae. It is sometime ...

Potamogale

The giant otter shrew is a semiaquatic, carnivorous afrotherian mammal. It is found in the main rainforest block of central Africa from Nigeria to Zambia, with a few isolated populations in Kenya and Uganda. It lives in streams, wetlands and slow ...

Yellow-billed duck

The yellow-billed duck is a 51–58 cm long dabbling duck which is an abundant resident breeder in southern and eastern Africa. This duck is not migratory, but will wander in the dry season to find suitable waters. It is highly gregarious outside t ...

Alopoglossus atriventris

Alopoglossus atriventris, known commonly as the keel-bellied shade lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Alopoglossidae. The species is endemic to northwestern South America.

Atelopus onorei

Atelopus onorei is a small species of bright yellow and green toads in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Ecuador and is only known from the vicinity of its type locality on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in the Azuay Province ...

Atelopus petersi

Atelopus petersi is a species of toads in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Ecuador and is known from the Cordillera Oriental in the Napo Province and more provisionally, in the Chimborazo Province. The specific name petersi honors James A. ...

Bryophryne

Bryophryne is a genus of craugastorid frogs. These frogs are endemic to southeastern Peru in the Cusco Region, with an undescribed species from the Puno Region. Their range is separated from that of Phrynopus by the Apurimac River valley.

Centrolene ballux

Centrolene ballux is a species of frog in the family Centrolenidae. It is known from a few disjunct localities on the Pacific versant of the Cordillera Occidental in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador. Common names golden-flecked glassfrog an ...

Centrolene heloderma

Centrolene heloderma is a species of frog in the family Centrolenidae from the Andes in Colombia and Ecuador. It is also known as Pichincha giant glass frog or bumpy glassfrog.

Centrolene scirtetes

Centrolene scirtetes, the Tandayapa giant glass frog, is a species of frog in the family Centrolenidae. It is only known from two locations on the Pacific versant of the Andes, its type locality near Tandayapa in the Pichincha Province of norther ...

Ceuthomantis

Ceuthomantis is a small genus of craugastorid frogs, also treated as comprising their own monogeneric family Ceuthomantidae. They are found in the southern and eastern parts of the Guiana Highlands in Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil. The generic na ...

Chamula mountain brook frog

The Chamula mountain brook frog is a species of frog in the family Hylidae endemic to Chiapas, Mexico. Its natural habitats are moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat destruction and has been rated as "endangered" by the IUCN.

Chiasmocleis anatipes

Chiasmocleis anatipes is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. As currently known, it is endemic to northeastern Ecuador, but it is likely to occur also in adjacent parts of Peru and perhaps Colombia too. The specific name anatipes refers ...

Dendropsophus aperomeus

Dendropsophus aperomeus is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is endemic to Peru and occurs on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in northern and central Peru. Common name Balzapata treefrog has been coined for it.

Diasporus

Diasporus is a genus of frogs in the Eleutherodactylidae family. The genus was first described in 2008. They are found in Central and northern South America. They are sometimes referred to as dink frogs, in reference to the "tink" sound that male ...

Engystomops coloradorum

Engystomops coloradorum is a species of frogs in the family Leptodactylidae. It is endemic to the Pacific lowlands and foothills of the Andes in the Pichincha and Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas Provinces, Ecuador.

Espadarana audax

Espadarana audax is a species of frog in the family Centrolenidae. It is found on the Amazonian versant of Andes in northeast Peru, eastern Ecuador, and southern Colombia.

Gastrotheca abdita

Gastrotheca abdita is a species of frog in the family Hemiphractidae. It is endemic to Peru and only known from the Cordillera Colan in the Amazonas Region. The specific name abdita is Latin for "exiled" or "removed" and refers to the geographic ...

Gastrotheca atympana

Gastrotheca atympana is a species of frog in the family Hemiphractidae. It is endemic to Peru and only known from its type locality in the Pampa Hermosa National Sanctuary, Junin Region. It lacks an external tympanum, hence the specific name atym ...

Gastrotheca excubitor

Gastrotheca excubitor is a species of frog in the family Hemiphractidae. It is endemic to southern Peru and occurs in the Amazonian slopes and crests of the Cordillera Oriental in the Cusco Region; records from the Cajamarca Region are likely err ...

Gastrotheca ochoai

Gastrotheca ochoai is a species of frog in the family Hemiphractidae. It is endemic to southern Peru and occurs in the interandean valleys on the eastern face of the Andes. The specific name ochoai honors Oscar Ochoa Mendieta, a biology professor ...