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A male eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica) wild caught in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Joel Sartore’s son helps to document endemic insects for the Photo Ark.

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Joel Sartore and daughter, Ellen Sartore, document insects at Indian Cave State Park in Nebraska.

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A long-tailed antlion (Scotoleon nigrilabris), near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Rainbow grasshoppers (Dactylotum bicolor) near Lakeside, Nebraska.

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A northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster articeps) collected near Wood River, Nebraska. This was at Platte River Prairies, owned by TNC.

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A Southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans texensis) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A Southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans texensis) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A juvenile Texas cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus alacer) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A juvenile Texas cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus alacer) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A great horned owl (Bubo virginanus virginanus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A great horned owl (Bubo virginanus virginanus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A great horned owl (Bubo virginanus virginanus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A great horned owl (Bubo virginanus virginanus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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An American barn owl (Tyto alba pratincola) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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An American barn owl (Tyto alba pratincola) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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An American barn owl (Tyto alba pratincola) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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An American barn owl (Tyto alba pratincola) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus alleni or Buteo lineatus extimus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus alleni or Buteo lineatus extimus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus alleni or Buteo lineatus extimus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A Bewick’s wren (Thryomanes bewickii) at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. This bird lost its tail to a house cat attack.

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A Bewick’s wren (Thryomanes bewickii) at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. This bird lost its tail to a house cat attack.

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A Bewick’s wren (Thryomanes bewickii) at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. This bird lost its tail to a house cat attack.

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A Bewick’s wren (Thryomanes bewickii) at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. This bird lost its tail to a house cat attack.

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A long-toothed dart moth (Dichagyris longidens). This species was rediscovered along the Pecos River near Santa Fe, NM, in Sept. of 2020, this is thought to be the first time this species of dart moth, Dichagyris longidens, has been photographed alive. It was collected using lights at night, photographed, and released back into the wild.

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A long-toothed dart moth (Dichagyris longidens). This species was rediscovered along the Pecos River near Santa Fe, NM, in Sept. of 2020, this is thought to be the first time this species of dart moth, Dichagyris longidens, has been photographed alive. It was collected using lights at night, photographed, and released back into the wild.

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A goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A summer azure butterfly (Celastrina neglecta) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A summer azure butterfly (Celastrina neglecta) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A green lacewing (Chrysopa species) collected at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A green lacewing (Chrysopa species) collected at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A mayfly (Callibaetis ferrugineus) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE.

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A mayfly (Callibaetis ferrugineus) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE.

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