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A spine-waisted ant (Aphaenogaster texana) at the Dallas Zoo.

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Imported red fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) feed on a drop of honey at the Dallas Zoo.

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Texas leafcutter ants (Atta texana) feed on an apple core at the Dallas Zoo.

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Red Texas harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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Spine-waisted ants (Aphaenogaster texana) feed on a drop of honey at the Dallas Zoo.

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Two Haldeman’s shieldback katydids (Pediodectes haldemani) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Haldeman’s shieldback katydid (Pediodectes haldemani) at the Dallas Zoo.

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Texas leafcutter ants (Atta texana) feed off an apple core at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A long-bodied cellar spider (Pholcus phalangioides) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Dimorphic jumping spider (Maevia inclemens) at the Dallas Zoo. Tufted male morph.

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Ant-mimic jumping spider (Peckhamia americana) at the Dallas Zoo. This species of spider mimics ants in order to get protection by looking like an acrobat ant (Crematogaster).

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A rabid wolf spider (Lycosa rabida) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A rabid wolf spider (Lycosa rabida) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A rabid wolf spider (Lycosa rabida) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A zebra paper wasp (Polistes exclamans) at the Dallas Zoo.

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Zebra paper wasps (Polistes exclamans) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A wheel bug, a type of assassin bug, (Arilus cristatus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A wheel bug, a type of assassin bug, (Arilus cristatus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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Workers of the eastern subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes) at the Dallas Zoo.

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Two chocolate-banded snails (Eobania vermiculata) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A chocolate-banded snail (Eobania vermiculata) at the Dallas Zoo.

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Blue-margined ground beetle (Pasimachus marginatus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Rainbow scarab (Phanaeus difformis), a type of North American dung beetle, at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Rainbow scarab (Phanaeus difformis), a type of North American dung beetle at the Dallas Zoo.

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Haldeman’s iron clad beetles (Zopherus nodulosus haldemani) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Texas giant walking stick (Megaphasma dentricus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Texas giant walking stick (Megaphasma dentricus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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Mating Texas giant walking sticks (Megaphasma dentricus) at the Dallas Zoo. The male is the smaller one of the two.

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Mating Texas giant walking sticks (Megaphasma dentricus) at the Dallas Zoo. The male is the smaller one of the two.

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Texas giant walking sticks (Megaphasma dentricus) mating with eggs behind, at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Texas giant walking stick (Megaphasma dentricus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Fitzinger’s false coral snake (Oxyrhopus fitzingeri) at the Dallas Zoo.

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