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Invertebrate of the Week #4 – Cerogenes auricoma

This week we are highlighting the eye-catching planthopper Cerogenes auricoma which can be found in Central America.  A member of the Family Fulgoridae, this magnificent little animal feeds on the phloem … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #4 – Cerogenes auricoma

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Invertebrate of the Week #3 – Marrus orthocanna

We’re sticking with the ocean theme this week and highlighting the spectacular physonect siphonophore Marrus orthocanna.Siphonophores are a member of the same taxonomic Class as jellies (Hydrozoa) and are an intriguing … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #3 – Marrus orthocanna

Invertebrate of the Week #2: Sea Sapphires (Genus: Sapphirina)

Last week, we highlighted a tarantula that uses structural characteristics to produce a vibrant blue color so this week, I thought I would continue with the structural color theme, but … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #2: Sea Sapphires (Genus: Sapphirina)

Invertebrate of the Week #1: Cobalt Tarantula (Haplopelma lividum)

We’re a little late out of the gate today with Week #1 of our new “Invertebrate of the Week” series, but I hope it was worth the wait.  This week, … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #1: Cobalt Tarantula (Haplopelma lividum)

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