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Melanargia titea

Melanargia titea, the Levantine marbled white, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Syria, Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, Israel, Armenia, Iran and Turkey. The wingspan is about 55 mm. Adults are on wing from April to Ju ...

Sceliphron

Sceliphron is a genus of Hymenoptera of the Sphecidae family of wasps, commonly referred to as mud daubers. They are solitary and build nests made of mud. Nests are frequently constructed in shaded niches, often just inside of windows or vent ope ...

Synemon nais

Synemon nais, the orange sun-moth, is a moth in the Castniidae family. It is found in Australia, including Victoria, South Australia and south-eastern Western Australia. The wingspan is about 27 mm for males and 30 mm for females. Adults have ora ...

Synemon selene

Synemon selene, the pale sun-moth, is a moth in the Castniidae family. It is found in Australia, including Victoria and South Australia. The wingspan is about 35 mm for males and 47 mm for females. The forewing upperside is predominantly light br ...

Tenthredo notha

This species is mainly present in British Isles, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Greece.

Triatoma infestans

Triatoma infestans, commonly called winchuka in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, barbeiro in Brazil, chipo in Venezuela and also known as kissing bug or barber bug in English, is a blood-sucking bug and the most important vector of Trypanosoma cruzi ...

Ypthima asterope

Ypthima asterope, the African ringlet or common three-ring, is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in most dry areas of Africa and Asia. The wingspan is 30–34 mm in males and 32–38 mm in females. Adults are on wing year round with peaks in sum ...

Aprasia aurita

Aprasia aurita, also called the mallee worm-lizard or eared worm-lizard, is a species of lizard in the Pygopodidae family endemic to Australia; and listed on Schedule 1 under the Commonwealths Endangered Species Protection Act. It is also listed ...

Nactus

The following 12 species are recognized as being valid, and some species have recognized subspecies. Nactus coindemirensis Bullock, Arnold & Bloxam, 1985 – lesser night gecko Nactus eboracensis Macleay, 1877 Nactus acutus Kraus, 2005 Nactus pelag ...

Urocotyledon

Five species are recognized as being valid. Urocotyledon inexpectata Stejneger, 1893 – Seychelles sucker-tailed gecko, Seychelles surprise gecko Urocotyledon palmata Mocquard, 1902 – Congo palm gecko Urocotyledon rasmusseni Bauer & Menegon, 2006 ...

Danaus (butterfly)

Danaus, commonly called tigers, milkweeds, monarchs, wanderers, and queens, is a genus of butterflies in the tiger butterfly tribe. They are found worldwide, including North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Indonesia and Australia. For other ...

Heliconius

Heliconius comprises a colorful and widespread genus of brush-footed butterflies commonly known as the longwings or heliconians. This genus is distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the New World, from South America as far ...

Nymphalis

Nymphalis, commonly known as the tortoiseshells or anglewing butterflies, is a genus of brush-footed butterflies. The genera Aglais, Inachis, Polygonia and Kaniska, were sometimes included as subgenera of Nymphalis but they may instead be treated ...

Ambassidae

The Asiatic glassfishes are a family, the Ambassidae, of freshwater and marine fishes that were formerly classified in the order Perciformes, but most authorities consider this order to be paraphyletic and that the Ambassidae are of uncertain aff ...

Dendronephthya hemprichi

Dendronephthya hemprichi is a common soft coral found from Red Sea to Western Pacific. It is usually pink or orange with transparent trunk and it grows up to 70 cm. It exists at 30° N latitude. The smallest unit of this coral, like all other cora ...

Gymnocranius

There are currently eleven recognized species in this genus, but more species are awaiting description. Gymnocranius superciliosus Borsa, Bearez, Paijo & W. J. Chen, 2013 Eyebrowed large-eye bream Gymnocranius oblongus Borsa, Bearez & W. J. Chen, ...

Polysteganus

There are currently 8 recognized species in this genus: Polysteganus lineopunctatus Boulenger, 1903 Polysteganus cerasinus Iwatsuki & Heemstra, 2015 Polysteganus mascarenensis Iwatsuki & Heemstra, 2011 Mascarene red seabream Polysteganus flavodor ...

Porites nodifera

Porites nodifera, also known as dome coral, is a species of stony coral in the Poritidae family. It was first described by Carl Benjamin Klunzinger, a German physician and zoologist active in the Red Sea region in the 1860s, and classifying its s ...

Pristiapogon

The recognized species in this genus are: Pristiapogon menesemus O. P. Jenkins 1903 Pristiapogon taeniopterus E. T. Bennett, 1836 bandfin cardinalfish Pristiapogon unitaeniatus Allen, 1995 single-striped cardinalfish Pristiapogon kallopterus Blee ...

Triactis

Triactis is a genus of sea anemone in the family Aliciidae. It is monotypic, having only one species – Triactis producta. This is found in shallow waters in the Indo-Pacific where it lives on the seabed, rocks and corals. It derives much of its e ...

Ancistrus

Ancistrus is a genus of nocturnal freshwater fish in the family Loricariidae of order Siluriformes, native to freshwater habitats in South America and Panama. Fish of this genus are common in the aquarium trade where they are known as bushynose o ...

Asterophysus

Asterophysus batrachus, the gulper catfish or ogre catfish, is a species of catfish of the family Auchenipteridae. It is native to the Rio Negro and Orinoco basins in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, where mostly found in slow-moving waters with m ...

Bunocephalus

Bunocephalus is a genus of banjo catfishes from South America. It is found in Magdalena, Orinoco, Amazon, Paraguay-Parana, and São Francisco Rivers. It is also the only aspredinid genus found west of the Andes, found in the Atrato, San Juan, and ...

Centromochlus

There are currently 17 recognized species in this genus: Centromochlus bockmanni Sarmento-Soares & Buckup, 2005 Centromochlus existimatus Mees, 1974 Centromochlus concolor Mees, 1974 Centromochlus altae Fowler, 1945 Centromochlus punctatus Mees, ...

Farlowella acus

Farlowella acus is the type species of a genus of armored catfish commonly known as the twig catfish or whiptail catfish. The species name means" pointed” or a" needle” or" spine”.

Hypostominae

The Hypostominae are a subfamily of catfishes of the family Loricariidae. Most members of the subfamily are restricted to tropical and subtropical South America, but there are also several species in southern Central America. Hypostomus plecostom ...

Oxydoras

There are currently three recognized species in this genus: Oxydoras kneri Bleeker, 1862 Oxydoras sifontesi Fernandez-Yepez, 1968 Oxydoras niger Valenciennes, 1821 Ripsaw catfish

Belonesox

The pike topminnow, also known as the top minnow, is a species of poeciliid found from Mexico to Costa Rica. It has also been introduced to Florida, USA. The female of the species grows to a length of 20 centimetres TL, with males growing to a le ...

Pseudomugil

Pseudomugil is a genus of fish in the subfamily Pseudomugilinae endemic to Australia and New Guinea, where they are found in freshwater rivers and streams and bodies of brackish water. Members of this genus have slender bodies and two dorsal fins ...

Colostygia pectinataria

Colostygia pectinataria, the green carpet, is a moth of the genus Colostygia in the family Geometridae. It was first described by August Wilhelm Knoch in 1781. The moth has a wingspan from 22 to 28 millimetres 0.87 to 1.10 in. The strong forewing ...

Agelenidae

The Agelenidae are a large family of spiders in the suborder Araneomorphae. Well-known examples include the common "grass spiders" of the genus Agelenopsis. Nearly all Agelenidae are harmless to humans, but the bite of the hobo spider may be medi ...

Amaurobius

As of July 2019 it contains sixty-seven species: A. tristis L. Koch, 1875 – Eritrea A. leechi Brignoli, 1983 – USA A. geminus Thaler & Knoflach, 2002 – Greece Crete A. ferox Walckenaer, 1830 – Europe, Turkey. Introduced to Canada, USA, Mexico A. ...

Amycus (spider)

As of June 2019 it contains twelve species, found only in South America and Mexico: Amycus ectypus Simon, 1900 – Peru, Brazil Amycus amrishi Makhan, 2006 – Suriname Amycus igneus Perty, 1833 type – Brazil Amycus pertyi Simon, 1900 – Peru, French ...

Argasidae

The Argasidae are the family of soft ticks, one of the two families of ticks. The family contains 193 species, although the composition of the genera is less certain, and more study is needed before the genera can become stable. The currently acc ...

Bolyphantes

As of May 2019 it contains seventeen species: Bolyphantes lamellaris Tanasevitch, 1990 – Italy, Greece, Russia Caucasus Bolyphantes severtzovi Tanasevitch, 1989 – Central Asia Bolyphantes alticeps Sundevall, 1833 – Europe, Caucasus, Russia Europe ...

Buthoidea

The Buthidae are the largest family of scorpions, containing about 80 genera and over 800 species as of mid-2008. Its members are known as, for example, fat-tailed scorpions and bark scorpions. A few very large genera are known, but a high number ...

Celaenia excavata

Celaenia excavata, the bird dropping spider of Australia, derives its name from mimicking bird droppings to avoid predators, mainly birds. However, there are other species of spider that resemble bird droppings, for example species of Mastophora.

Cheiracanthium

Cheiracanthium, commonly called yellow sac spiders, is a genus of araneomorph spiders in the Cheiracanthiidae family, and was first described by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1839. They are usually pale in colour, and have an abdomen that can range from ye ...

Cocalus (spider)

Cocalus is a genus of jumping spiders that was first described by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1846, and is named after Cocalus, a Sicilian king of Greek mythology.

Corythalia

As of June 2019 it contains sixty-nine species, found in Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States: C. alacris Peckham & Peckham, 1896 – Guatemala C. sulphurea F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901 – Costa Rica, Panama ...

Deinopidae

Deinopidae, also known as net casting spiders, is a family of cribellate spiders first described by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1850. It consists of stick-like elongated spiders that catch prey by stretching a web across their front legs before propellin ...

Dendryphantes

As of June 2019 it contains sixty-nine species, found in Africa, Asia, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, and on Saint Helena: D. patagonicus Simon, 1905 – Argentina D. lepidus Peckham & Peckham, 1901 – Brazil D. madrynensis Mel ...

Dysderidae

Dysderidae, also known as woodlouse hunters, sowbug-eating spiders, and cell spiders, is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1837. They are found primarily in Eurasia, extending into North Africa with very few s ...

Euophrys

Euophrys is a genus of jumping spiders that was first described by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1834. The small black E. omnisuperstes lives on Mount Everest at elevations up to 6.700 meters, possibly making it the most elevated animal in the world.

Freya (spider)

Freya is a genus of jumping spiders that was first described by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1850. The name is derived from Freya, the fertility goddess of Norse mythology.

Frigga (spider)

As of June 2019 it contains ten species, found in South America, Australia, Guatemala, Mexico, and on the Polynesian Islands: Frigga opulenta Galiano, 1979 – Ecuador, Peru Frigga coronigera C. L. Koch, 1846 type – Brazil Frigga crocuta Taczanowsk ...

Galeodes arabs

Galeodes arabs, common name Egyptian Giant Solpugid or Camel Spider, is a species of solifuges or sun spiders native to North Africa and Western Asia.

Isopeda

As of October 2019 it contains twenty-one species and one subspecies, found in Papua New Guinea, Australia, the Philippines, and on New Caledonia: Isopeda catmona Barrion & Litsinger, 1995 – Philippines Isopeda girraween Hirst, 1992 – Australia Q ...

Ixodidae

The Ixodidae are the family of hard ticks or scale ticks, one of the two big families of ticks, consisting of over 700 species. They are known as hard ticks because they have a scutum or hard shield, which the other big family of ticks, the soft ...

Latrodectus geometricus

Latrodectus geometricus, commonly known as the brown widow, brown button spider, grey widow, brown black widow, house button spider or geometric button spider, is one of the widow spiders in the genus Latrodectus. As such, it is a cousin to the m ...