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Zestos skippers (Epargyreus zestos) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Extinct Pheres blue butterflies (Icaricia icarioides pheres) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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An adult and chrysalis Zestos skipper (Epargyreus zestos) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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An extinct Pheres blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides pheres) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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A federally endangered Florida leafwing butterfly (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two extinct Pheres blue butterflies (Icaricia icarioides pheres) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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An extinct rockland skipper (mounted on pins) (Hesperia meskei pinocayo) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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An extinct Pheres blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides pheres) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two Zestos skippers (Epargyreus zestos) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two extinct Sthenele wood nymphs (mounted on pins) (Cercyonis sthenele sthenele) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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A federally endangered Florida leafwing butterfly (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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An extinct Sthenele wood nymph (mounted on a pin) (Cercyonis sthenele sthenele) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two federally endangered Florida leafwing butterflies (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two extinct Sthenele wood nymphs (mounted on pins) (Cercyonis sthenele sthenele) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two federally endangered Florida leafwing butterflies (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two Diana fritillaries (mounted on pins) (Speyeria diana) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two extinct rockland skippers (mounted on pins) (Hesperia meskei pinocayo) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two Diana fritillaries (mounted on pins) (Speyeria diana) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two Zestos skippers (Epargyreus zestos) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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A butterfly, Morpho aega, at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This pinned specimen is a mosaic gynandromorph – an aberration in which male and female cells are mixed together. In this mostly female specimen (which are normally orange-and-black) blue scales represent male cells.

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A Zesto’s skipper (Epargyreus zestos) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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The wing of a blue morpho butterfly (Morpho aega) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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A Schaus’ Swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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A Schaus’ Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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A Schaus’ Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This butterfly has been reduced to near extinction levels, with fewer than 100 in the wild on a single island in the Florida Keys. The McGuire center is doing captive breeding in an effort to save them.

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Two Schaus’ Swallowtails (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

This butterfly has been reduced to near extinction levels, with fewer than 100 in the wild on a single island in the Florida Keys. The McGuire center is doing captive breeding in an effort to save them.

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A Schaus’ Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

This butterfly has been reduced to near extinction levels, with fewer than 100 in the wild on a single island in the Florida Keys. The McGuire center is doing captive breeding in an effort to save them.

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A Schaus’ Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This butterfly has been reduced to near extinction levels, with fewer than 100 in the wild on a single island in the Florida Keys. The McGuire center is doing captive breeding in an effort to save them.

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A Schaus’ Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This butterfly has been reduced to near extinction levels, with fewer than 100 in the wild on a single island in the Florida Keys. The McGuire center is doing captive breeding in an effort to save them.

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A common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A flat rock scorpion (Hadogenes troglodytes) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A flat rock scorpion (Hadogenes troglodytes) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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An Arizona bark scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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