The Macleay’s Spectre Stick Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) is a phasmid insect, related to the Praying Mantis. It is also known as the Giant Prickly Stick Insect and the Spiny Leaf Insect.
The Macleay’s Spectre Stick Insect can be brown, white, cream, green, reddish, or yellowish and is camouflaged in plants. It has a long, rounded body. Both the male and the female has wings, but the wings of the female are too small for flying. The male has spikes on his face, and the female has spikes on her body and face.
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The Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) is a common insect in the family of swallowtail butterflies. It is also known as the Lemon Butterfly, the Lime Swallowtail, and the Chequered Swallowtail. Unlike most swallowtails, it does not have the swallow-shapped tail.
The Lime Butterfly is black with a wide irregular yellow band and irregular spots on its wings. Its upper hindwing (back wing) has a red spot with blue edging. Its underside is similar to its upperside, but paler. It has dark reddish-brown club-shaped antennae. Its body is black.
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The Lamenting Grasshopper (Eyprepocnemis plorans) is an insect in the Acrididae family of grasshoppers.
The Lamenting Grasshopper has a short brown body (with a head, thorax, and abdomen) with two yellowish-cream stripes from head to tail. It has short antennae. It has powerful hind (back) legs which enable it to leap very high. It also has two pairs of wings and can fly long distances.
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The Common Rose Butterfly (Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris) is an insect.
The Common Rose is black with grey shading between the veins on its wings. Its swallow-tailed hindwings (back wings) have large white patches and greyish-red crescent-shaped markings. Its underside is similar to its top side, but with striking red or pinkish spots. Its body is bright red.
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The Robber Fly (Asilidae sp.) is an insect. It is also known as the Assassin Fly.
The Robber Fly is hairy with bristles. Its body has three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. Its body is long and tapered, and can be brown, black, or grey. It has a short proboscis (sucking nose) and three simple eyes, called ocelli, between their two compound eyes. Its antennae are short with three segments. It has six spiny legs. It has a sharp ovipositor (egg-laying segment). It has smoky-coloured wings.
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The Yellow Moth (Dysphania sagana) is a nocturnal insect in the Geometridae family.
The Yellow Moth is bright yellow with blackish edges and two bands of semi-transparent white spots on its fore-wings (front wings). Its hind-wings (back wings) are bright yellow with small black spots. Its head, thorax, and abdomen are yellow.
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The Bull’s Horn Cockroach (Archimandrita tessellata) is an insect. It is also called the Giant Peppered Cockroach.
The Bull’s Horn Cockroach is beige to orange-brown with black flecks that look like pepper. It has an oval shape with a hard exoskeleton. Males and females have wings, but they are too heavy to fly.
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The Leopard Lacewing Butterfly (Cethosia cyane) is an insect.
The male and female Leopard Lacewing Butterfly look different. The male is reddish-orange with an irregular black margin and a white line. Its underside is red, white, pale-blue, ochre, and black with a lace edging. Its abdomen is brown. The female is brownish-yellow and paler than the male.
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The Common Birdwing Butterfly (Troides helena) is a large insect in the Papillionidae family of butterflies.
The male and female Common Birdwing Butterfly look slightly different. The male has black wings, with yellow on its hind-wings and one or more black spots. It has a black body with a yellow belly. The female has more obvious veins in her wings. Her hind-wings have a series of large, oval black spots. Her belly is dark-brown.
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What is the difference between the Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana) and the Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula (Brachypelma smithii).
The Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula and the Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula are both ground-dwelling arachnids with an exoskeleton. The male of each species has a shell on its back, called a carapace.
The male Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula has a black carapace and the male Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula has a yellowish-brown carapace.
The Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula has pink-red hairs along its legs and abdomen, whereas the Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula has three dark reddish-orange coloured rings on its legs.
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The Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana) is a large spider. It is an arachnid.
The Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula is glossy black, and when it is an adult it has pink-red hairs along its legs and abdomen. It is hairy, with long legs. When it is threatened, it raises its two front legs in the air. It has fangs and can bite. Adult males have a black shell, called a carapace, on its back.
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The Common Picture Wing Dragonfly (Rhyothemis variagata) is also known as the Variegated Flutterer. It is an insect in the Libellulidae family.
The Common Picture Wing has four transparent and yellow wings with black markings. Its abdomen and head are dark-coloured with a green sheen. The female has more yellow on her hind-wings than the male. The male has no yellow colouring on his fore-wings.
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The Vietnamese Stick Insect (Ramulus artemis) is a phasmid insect.
The Vietnamese Stick Insect is green or brown and long and thin, looking like a twig. It is well-camouflaged. It has yellow compound eyes. It is wingless. The female has a thorn on the underside of her belly.
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The Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina jacintha) is a butterfly in the nymphalid family.
The Great Eggfly varies in colour. The male looks different from the female. The male is black-brown with three pairs of white spots surrounded by purple iridescence. The female is black-brown with no spots and edged with white markings.
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The Antlion (Myrmeleon sp.) is an insect. It resembles a dragonfly, but it is not related to the dragonfly or damselfly.
The Antlion has 4 stages: egg, larvae (often called a doodlebug, because it leaves squiggles in the sand), cocoon, and adult. The adult Antlion has two pairs of long, translucent wings and a long, slender abdomen. It has an exoskeleton on the outside of its body, which is thin and delicate. It has clubbed antennae.
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The Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula (Brachypelma smithii) is a large spider, and an arachnid.
The Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula is blue-black with three dark reddish-orange coloured rings on its legs. Adult males have a yellowish-brown shell, called a carapace, on its back.
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The Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete) is a medium-sized butterfly in the Pieridae family – the white, yellow, or orange butterflies.
The Painted Jezebel has a dark body with medium length antennae. The female has yellow, white, and orange-red wings with black lines. Males are paler. The female’s bright colours are on the underside of the wings. The upper side is white with black veins (lines).
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The Brown Clipper Butterfly (Parthenos sylvia) is a nymphalid insect.
The Brown Clipper Butterfly has broad dark-brown wings with orange patches and white irregular spots. It has radiating lines towards the rear with triangular markings. Its underside is light-greenish-grey. Its body is stout with a short abdomen. It has long antennae.
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The Jungle Nymph (Heteropteryx dilatata) is an insect.
The Jungle Nymph is bright green with a leaf-shaped body and six legs. It has a pair of long antennae. The male has large pink wings and can fly. Females have short pink wings, but cannot fly.
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The Green Banana Cockroach (Panchlora nivea) is a small insect. It is also known as the Cuban Cockroach.
The Green Banana Cockroach is oval-shaped and pale-green to yellowish-green. It has a yellow line along its sides. It has wings and can fly.
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