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The lesser emperor (Anax parthenope) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa, Asia, and southern areas of Europe.

The green darner (Anax junius), also known as the common green darner, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America, with a range that extends south to Panama.

The emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator), also known as the blue emperor, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The shadow darner (Aeshna umbrosa) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in the United States and Canada, in a range that includes the states of California, Colorado, Vermont, and Washington in the United States and Alberta, Manitoba, and Nova Sc...

The green-eyed hawker (Aeshna isosceles), known as the Norfolk hawker in Britain, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe and North Africa.

The brown hawker (Aeshna grandis) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in England, with a range that includes Scotland, where it is rare, and Ireland, where it is a commonly seen species.

The southern hawker (Aeshna cyanea), also known as the blue darner, is a species of dragonfly that reaches an average body length of 2.8 inches.

The southern migrant hawker (Aeshna affinis), also known as the blue-eyed hawker, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in southern areas of Asia and Europe.

The Himalayan relict dragonfly (Epiophlebia laidlawi) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in the Eastern Himalayas, with a range that includes the Solokhumbu region and Nepal.

Rhithrogena germanica, known as the March brown mayfly in in the British Isle, is a species of mayfly that can be found throughout northern and central areas of Europe.

The Plodia interpunctella or Indianmeal moth is a member of the Pyralidae family and occasionally referred to as the North American High-Flyer. The larvae are also called waxworms that feed on dry grains and cereals. The females of the species can...

The Plutella xylostella is often referred to as the Diamondback or Cabbage moth. This species is has a brief lifespan of only 14 days and is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region of Europe, but has since dispersed across the world. T...

The Argema mittrei, more commonly known as the Comet or Moon Moth, is an endangered species. It is a native of Madagascar and that is the only place where one can observe them in the wild. This large silk moth can be bred in captivity and is one of t...

The Agrotis infusa or Bogong moth is a species of nocturnal moth that in spring will swarm in great numbers around public buildings in Canberra, Australia. They are commonly found in Southern parts of Australia featuring a wingspan of one and three qu...

Three species in the Acherontia genus make up the group commonly referred to as the Death's-head Hawkmoth. One species is native to Europe, while the other two are found in Asia. These moths are named for their unique skull shaped markings on their t...

The Amata phegea or Nine-spotted moth is a member of the Arctiidae family. These moths feature black wings and white spots with an average wing span of 1.3 to 1.6 inches and yellow abdominal ring. Its black antennae have white tips. The Nine-spotted m...

The Small-headed Fly or Hunchback Fly family consists of approximately 520 species. They have a notable odd appearance featuring a small head, a hunched back and a long tubular feeding appendage. Their compound eyes generally have large facets on top...

The Agromyzidae family, often called Leaf-miner flies, consists of 2500 species worldwide. Species vary in size and wingspans from less than four hundredth of an inch to one quarter of an inch. Adults can be distinguished by the hardening on the ...

The South American Scarab Dung Beetle (Oxysternon conspicillatum) is a species of dung beetle of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea. Most Scarab beetles are known as true dung beetles as they feed mainly on feces. Dung beetles live in many different habitat...

The Band-eyed Brown Horsefly (Tabanus bromius), is a species of biting horsefly. It is on of the smaller European horsefly species, with a body length of about .59 inches. Photo Copyright and Credit