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Insects

  • The Asilidae are the robber fly family, also called assassin flies.
  • The Asilidae are the robber fly family, also called assassin flies.
  • The eastern dobsonfly, Corydalus cornutus, is a large insect in the Corydalidae family. It is found in eastern North America in regions with fast-flowing streams where its aquatic larvae develop. These larvae are known as hellgrammites and are among the top invertebrate predators in the streams in which they live.
  • The eastern dobsonfly, Corydalus cornutus, is a large insect in the Corydalidae family. It is found in eastern North America in regions with fast-flowing streams where its aquatic larvae develop. These larvae are known as hellgrammites and are among the top invertebrate predators in the streams in which they live.
  • Commonly called golden silk orb-weavers, golden orb-weavers, giant wood spiders, or banana spiders, Nephila is a genus of araneomorph spiders noted for the impressive webs they weave.
  • Commonly called golden silk orb-weavers, golden orb-weavers, giant wood spiders, or banana spiders, Nephila is a genus of araneomorph spiders noted for the impressive webs they weave.
  • In North America, antlion larvae are sometimes referred to as doodlebugs because of the strange marks they leave in the sand.
  • In North America, antlion larvae are sometimes referred to as doodlebugs because of the strange marks they leave in the sand.
  • The common whitetail or long-tailed skimmer (Plathemis lydia) is a common dragonfly across much of North America, with a striking and unusual appearance.
  • The common whitetail or long-tailed skimmer (Plathemis lydia) is a common dragonfly across much of North America, with a striking and unusual appearance.