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A partula snail (Partula nodosa) at the St. Louis Zoo’s Monsanto Insectarium.

This species is listed as extinct in the wild on the IUCN Red List.

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American painted lady (Vanessa virginiensis) from a prairie woodland near Cross Lake, Minnesota.

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American painted lady (Vanessa virginiensis) from a prairie woodland near Cross Lake, Minnesota.

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Female Halictus ligatus. They are important pollinators due to their wide distribution and great abundance.

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Female Halictus ligatus. They are important pollinators due to their wide distribution and great abundance.

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Red backswimmer (Notonecta lobata) at the Bugarium at the Albuquerque BioPark.

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A studio portrait of a platte river caddisfly, (Ironoquia plattensis), a candidate for the endangered species list.

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A Platte River caddisfly (Ironoquia plattensis) a candidate for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

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A Platte River caddisfly (Ironoquia plattensis) a candidate for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

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Vietnamese forest centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes) at the Audubon Zoo.

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A giant desert centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha). At the Riverside Zoo.

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The southeastern lubber grasshopper (Romalea microptera) at Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo.

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Leaf-imitating katydid (Corycoides jurinei) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Leaf-imitating katydid (Corycoides jurinei) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Juvenile katydid (Arantia sp.), from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Juvenile katydid (Arantia sp.), from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Juvenile katydid (Arantia sp.), from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Green katydid (Arantia accrana) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Green katydid (Arantia accrana) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A honeybee (Apis mellifera) photographed in a studio in Lincoln, NE.

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An unidentified earthworm from the grounds of the Avilon Zoo.

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An unidentified earthworm from the grounds of the Avilon Zoo.

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Damselfly larvae (Coenagrionidae argia) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Pahrump, NV.

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Damselfly larvae (Coenagrionidae argia) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Pahrump, NV.

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A Central American forest cockroach (Blaberus discoidalis) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Partula snails (Partula nodosa) at the St. Louis Zoo’s Monsanto Insectarium. Once found in French Polynesia, this species is now extinct in the wild.

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Velvet Ant, Family: Mutillidae sp., not yet described. This species was photographed at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV, however, it is originally from Horseshoe Lake, Orange Springs, FL.

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Velvet ant, Family: Mutillidae sp., not yet described. This species was photographed at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV, however, it is originally from Horseshoe Lake, Orange Springs, FL.

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Cyclone Larry stick insect (Sipyloidea larryi) at Lilydale High School in Australia.

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Cyclone Larry stick insect (Sipyloidea larryi) at Lilydale High School in Australia.

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A Pacific forktail damselfly, Ischnura cervula, at A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Center in Surrey, BC.

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A Pacific forktail damselfly, Ischnura cervula, at A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Center in Surrey, BC.

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A California darner, Rhionaeschna californica, at A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Center in Surrey, BC.

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A California darner, Rhionaeschna californica, at A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Center in Surrey, BC.

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A California darner, Rhionaeschna californica, at A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Center in Surrey, BC.

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