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  • Acheta domesticus.
    Live collection

    Along with locusts and grasshoppers, crickets belong to the leaping insect family. They have short, strong hind legs. The antennae are long and slender.

    Scientific name
    Acheta domesticus
    English name
    House cricket
    French name
    Grillon domestique
  • Curator's pick
    Acrocinus longimanus.
    Naturalized collection

    Introduction to the Reproduction section

    Scientific name
    Acrocinus longimanus
  • Acrophylla wuelfingi.
    Live collection
    Scientific name
    Acrophylla wuelfingi
    English name
    Wulfing's stick insect
    French name
    Phasme géant australien
  • Curator's pick
    Agrias narcissus.
    Naturalized collection

    Agrias narcissus, dorsal view, Brazil

    Scientific name
    Agrias narcissus
  • Aphonopelma chalcodes.
    Live collection

    The females are generally a uniform tan colour. The males have black legs, a copper-coloured cephalothorax and a reddish abdomen.

    Scientific name
    Aphonopelma chalcodes
    English name
    Desert blond tarantula
  • Archispirostreptus gigas.
    Live collection
    Scientific name
    Archispirostreptus gigas
    English name
    African giant millipede
    French name
    Mille-pattes africain
  • Curator's pick
    Bhutanitis lidderdalii.
    Naturalized collection

    Butterflies

    This species can also be found in the Butterflies section under the theme A time for everyone/Daytime, specimen number 35 (country of origin: Nepal).

    Scientific name
    Bhutanitis lidderdalii
  • Brasidas samarensis.
    Live collection
    Scientific name
    Brasidas samarensis
    English name
    Phasmid
    French name
    Phasme
  • Curator's pick
    Caligo atreus (ventral view)
    Naturalized collection

    Butterflies

    This species can also be found at number 2 (country of origin: Brazil) of this display.

    Scientific name
    Caligo atreus
  • Curator's pick
    Camponotus gigas.
    Naturalized collection

    Camponotus gigas, Malaysia

    Scientific name
    Camponotus gigas