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Pholcidae Checklist: Daddy-Long-Legs Spiders

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31 July 2020
Daddy-long-legs spiders or cellar spiders from the family Pholcidae C. L. Koch, 1850 are very often confused with other invertebrates with the same common…
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Formicidae Checklist: Ants

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6 May 2020
Ants are eusocial insects belonging to the family Formicidae, and have been recorded on every continent on earth except Antarctica. Ants thrive so well…
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Cercopoidea Checklist: Froghoppers

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27 April 2020
Froghoppers from the superfamily Cercopoidea are also known as spittlebugs. They are best known for encasing themselves with a foam fortress during their nymphal…
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Araneidae Checklist: Orb Weaver Spiders

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9 April 2020
Orb weaver spiders from the family Araneidae Clerck, 1757 belong to the most morphologically diverse group of spiders. Almost all spiders from the family…
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Fulgoridae Checklist: Lantern Bugs

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26 March 2020
Lantern bugs or lanternflies are some of the most colourful and enigmatic subjects in the realm of macro photography. They belong to the Fulgoridae…
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Thomisidae Checklist: Crab Spiders

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17 February 2020
Crab spiders from the family Thomisidae Sundevall,1833 are ambush predators and do not weave webs. The first two pairs of legs are typically longer…
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Nephilinae Checklist: Golden Orb Weaver Spiders, Hermit Spiders, Coin Spiders

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5 January 2020
Golden Orb Weaver Spiders, Hermit Spiders and Coin Spiders belong to the family Nephilidae or due to certain taxonomic revisions, the subfamily Nephilinae. This…
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Chameleons of Madagascar

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20 October 2019
Chameleons (family Chameleonidae) are probably the most well-known lizards of Madagascar where the highest diversity of chameleons in the world live in. This photo checklist…
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Membracidae Checklist: Treehoppers

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6 October 2019
Treehoppers belong to the family Membracidae and their nymphs are sometimes also referred to as thorn bugs. They have an enlarged and often ornate…
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Tenebrionidae Checklist: Darkling Beetles

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14 September 2019
The common name darkling beetles was derived from the Latin name Tenebrio, which meant “seeker of dark places”. While most tenebrionids are nocturnal, some…
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Cassidinae Checklist: Tortoise Beetles

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13 August 2019
Tortoise beetles belong to the subfamily Cassidinae. They are characterised by a broad domed oval shaped elytra, like that of a tortoise shell. The…
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Buprestidae Checklist: Jewel Beetles

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12 July 2019
Jewel beetles are wood-boring beetles belonging to the Buprestidae family. They are most well-known for their glossy and iridescent colours in many species. Due…
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Cerambycidae Checklist: Longhorn Beetles

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11 June 2019
Longhorn beetles are also known as longicorns, and belong to the Cerambycidae family. They are wood-borers and characterised by exceptionally long antennae, often as…
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Cicindelinae Checklist: Tiger Beetles

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10 May 2019
Tiger beetles belong to the subfamily Cicindelinae. They are known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest insect on land is…
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Endomychidae Checklist: Handsome Fungus Beetles

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2 May 2019
Handsome fungus beetles from the family Endomychidae Leach, 1815 are generally recognized by the presence of two longitudinal sulci (groove) or sublateral lines on…
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Carabidae Checklist: Ground Beetles

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9 April 2019
Ground beetles belong to the family Carabidae. Most are shiny or metallic, and have ridged elytra. Most carabids have a groove on their foreleg…
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