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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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Chrysomelidae Checklist: Leaf Beetles

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8 March 2019
Leaf beetles belong to the family Chrysomelidae. They are herbivorous and feed on plant tissue. All photos are of live subjects shot in the field,…
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Erotylidae Checklist: Pleasing Fungus Beetles

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22 February 2019
Pleasing Fungus Beetles from the family Erotylidae Latreille, 1802 are generally brightly coloured and hairless. Their antennae are clubbed, and tarsi (final leg segment)…
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Pentatomoidea Checklist: Shield Bugs & Stink Bugs

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7 February 2019
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily comprised of shield bugs and stink bugs. They have a well-developed scutellum, and usually have antennae with five segments. The…
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Reduviidae Checklist: Assassin Bugs

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5 December 2018
Assassin bugs belong to the Reduviidae family. Almost all are ambush predators. They have a relatively narrow neck, sturdy build, and a formidable curved…
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Asilidae Checklist: Robber Flies

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4 November 2018
Robber flies belong to the family Asilidae. They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short and stout proboscis. Robber flies are aggressive predators…
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Anthribidae Checklist: Fungus Weevils

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3 October 2018
This page consists of a personal checklist of all identified Fungus Weevils (Anthribidae) that I’ve encountered over the years. Most were identified with the…
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