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  • Amblyseius californicus

    Amblyseius

    This small pale-brown acari moves quickly through leaves. Its flattened, pear-shaped body has eight legs.

    Class
    Arachnida
    Order
    Acari
    Family
    Phytoseiidae
  • Castor canadensis

    American beaver

    The beaver has a brown pelt. Its hind feet are webbed. It has a broad, flat, scaly tail and prominent long, orange incisors.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Rodents
    Family
    Castoridae
  • Lithobates catesbeianus (Rana catesbeiana)

    American bullfrog

    The bullfrog is the largest anura in North America. It is green, olive or brown, sometimes with darker spots on its back. Its abdomen is cream or white, often with grey flecks.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Ranidae
  • Homarus americanus

    American lobster

    The American lobster has 10 legs, the first two ending in enormous claws. The left claw is usually bigger and is used for crushing food, while the right one is used for tearing.

    Class
    Order
    Decapoda
    Family
    Nephropsidae
  • Turdus migratorius

    American robin

    The American robin has a grey-brown back and a rusty orange breast.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Muscicapidae
  • Alosa sapidissima

    American shad

    Resembling herring, shad are in fact anadromous type of herring.  The American shad has a laterally compressed, silvery body with a steel-blue back.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Clupeiformes
    Family
    Clupeidae
  • Eudocimus alba

    American white ibis

    The american white ibis are medium to large-sized wading birds with a rather long neck and legs.  The adult has white plumage and a bare, dark pink face (no feathers).  Like all ibises, they have

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Pelecaniformes
    Family
    Threskiornithidae
  • Aphidius matricariae

    Aphidius

    This is a tiny, delicate black wasp, with a marked indentation between the thorax and abdomen (giving it a wasp waist).

    Class
    Insecta
    Order
    Hymenoptera
    Family
    Aphididae
  • Aphidoletes aphidimyza

    Aphidoletes

    The adult aphidoletes is a delicate diptera that resembles a tiny mosquito. The larva is an orange grub.

    Class
    Insecta
    Order
    Diptera
    Family
    Cecidomyiidae
  • Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

    Arawana

    The arawana is generally greenish, with large iridescent scales. It has two barbels, which are usually blue.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Osteoglossiformes
    Family
    Osteoglossidae

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