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A cicada killer (Sphecius speciosus) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans. This is a species of digger wasp.

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A southern house spider or crevice weaver spider (Kukulcania hibernalis) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A seven spotted cockroach (Therea petiveriana) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A darkling beetle (Eleodes sp.) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A red-spotted assasin bug (Platymeris rhadamanthus) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A dead-leaf mantis (Deroplatys desiccata) on the hand of an assistant at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A giant vinegaroon (Mastigoproctus giganteus) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A frog beetle (Sagra sp.) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A racquet-tailed roller (Coracias spatulatus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A water scorpion (Ranatra sp.) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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The critically endangered, Pirre harlequin frog (Atelopus glyphus) at the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project. The male is smaller. This is a project designed to establish captive breeding populations of frogs at risk of extinction from the frog-killing Chytrid fungus.

The male is smaller and darker with small yellow spots.

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A dumeril’s monitor (Varanus dumerilii) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A red velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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A Texas giant centipede (Scolopendra heros castaneiceps) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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A panamint rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii stephensi) at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California.

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A panamint rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii stephensi) at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California.

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A beaver-tailed agama (Xenagama batilifera) named Xena at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California.

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A beaver-tailed agama (Xenagama batilifera) named Xena at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California.

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A group of eastern tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.

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A group of eastern tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.

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A Baird’s patchnose snake (Salvadora bairdi) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.

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An abandoned one-room schoolhouse on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills.

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A green-backed trogon (Trogon viridis) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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A venomous Rhombic night adder (Causus rhombeatus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A coastal tailed frog (Ascaphus truei) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A vulnerable Strauch’s spotted newt (Neurergus strauchii) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A Yucatan Neotropical Rattlesnake (Crotalus tzabcan) at Zoo Atlanta.

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A forest hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys erosa) at the Houston Zoo.

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A jungle carpet python (Morelia spilota cheynei) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A Texas giant centipede (Scolopendra heros castaneiceps) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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