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Flower beetle (Pachnoda trimaculata) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Flower beetles (Pachnoda trimaculata) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Ghost ants (Tapinoma melanocephalum) at the Urban Entomology Lab at the University of Florida.

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Ghost ants (Tapinoma melanocephalum) at the Urban Entomology Lab at the University of Florida.

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Virginia creeper sphinx (Darapsa myron) cocoon with parasitic wasp hatchlings on it at the McGuire Center in Gainesville, Florida. The parasitic wasp pupae that are on the Darapsa myron are in the Braconidae family and in the genus Contesia.

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Virginia creeper sphinx (Darapsa myron) cocoon with parasitic wasp hatchlings on it at the McGuire Center in Gainesville, Florida. The parasitic wasp pupae that were on the Darapsa myron are in the Braconidae family and in the genus Contesia.

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Butterflies are projected onto the Vatican in an effort to raise awareness for the extinction crisis.

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Pill-bugs (Armadillidium vulgare) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Butterflies turn elephant dung into something special on the road into Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

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A cave with thousands of Egyptian fruit bats in the Maramagambo Forest in Africa.

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A local boy carries a bucket of Nile perch caught in Lake Albert.

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Locals carry bucket loads of tiny carpenter fish from Lake Albert.

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Herders graze their stock illegally in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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An elephant herd on the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Water buffalos and minerals along the shore of a crater lake.

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Extinct Chiriqui harlequin frogs (Atelopus chiriquiensis) preserved in alcohol at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama.

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Hundreds of endangered Toad Mountain harlequin froglets (Atelopus certus) explore their new home inside a plexiglass rearing tank at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama. The outside of the tank is covered in transparent labels, each indicating the date the froglets emerged from the water, as well as their parentage.

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Coquinas (Donax variabilis) at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

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Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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Sand fiddler crabs (Uca pugilator) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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Sand fiddler crabs (Uca pugilator) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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Sand fiddler crabs (Uca pugilator) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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Sand fiddler crabs (Uca pugilator) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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A herd of impala (Aepyceros melampus) that wouldn’t go anywhere near a black photo background during a photo shoot.

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A herd of impala (Aepyceros melampus) that wouldn’t go anywhere near a black photo background during a photo shoot.

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Mud dog whelks, Nassarius obsoletus, at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center in the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.

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