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Sandhill Cranes roost on the Platte River near Kearney, Nebraska.

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A herd of bison roam on a ranch near Valentine, Nebraska.

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Spiny-tail fairy shrimp, shrimp (Streptocephalus sealii) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center near Marion, Alabama.

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A brachonid wasp (in the subfamily aphidiinae) on top of the leaf. On the bottom of the leaf Oleander aphid (Aphis nerii) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A railroad glow worm (Phengodes laticollis) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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Oleander aphids (Aphis nerii) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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Oleander aphids (Aphis nerii) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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Adult darkling beetles (Zophobas morio) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. These animals are used for feed amphibians and other animals.

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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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