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Chinese Hare Lepus sinensis
2014-04-25 10:15:41

The Chinese hare (Lepus sinensis) is a species of hare that can be found in Vietnam, China, and Taiwan. Its range includes the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Hunan, and Zhejiang. This species was first described in 1832 by John Edward Gray and was once thought to hold a subspecies known as the Korean hare, but this was later found to be a distinct species. The Chinese hare reaches an average...

Parastylotermes
2014-04-25 09:31:15

Parastylotermes is a genus that holds five extinct species of termite that resided in Europe, India, and North America. The genus was first described by Thomas E. Snyder and Alfred E. Emerson in 1949. The first species to be described, P. robustus, was described by Baron Kurt von Rosen in 1913, but he was unsure about which genus to classify the species in. This species, which is known from...

Ramburs Forktail Ischnura ramburii
2014-04-25 09:14:23

Rambur’s forkatil (Ischnura ramburii) is a species of damselfly that can be found in a range that extends from Chile to the United States, including areas like the Antilles and Hawaii. This species is most often seen around marshes, ponds, lakes, and slow moving streams with abundant vegetation and sunlight. Males and females differ in appearance, with males holding a green and blue coloring...

Citrine Forktail Ischnura hastate
2014-04-25 09:10:02

The citrine forktail (Ischnura hastate) is a species of damselfly that can be found in North and South America, as well as on the Azores archipelago, although this population was not classified with the species until 1990. In southern areas of the United States, it can be seen throughout the year, from April to November in northern areas of its range, and from May to August on the Azores...

Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans
2014-04-24 12:47:00

The blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Asia and Europe. Its range includes Albania, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, among many other areas. It can be found near many still and slow moving water source including salt waters,...

White Faced Darter Leucorrhinia dubia
2014-04-22 14:10:38

The white-faced darter (Leucorrhinia dubia), also known as the small whiteface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in northern areas of Europe and northwestern areas of Asia. Its range includes Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, the Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, among other areas. It prefers to reside in bogs near lakes and other water sources...

Hartwegs Pine Pinus hartwegii
2014-04-22 13:27:36

Hartweg’s pine (Pinus hartwegii) is found growing in the mountains of  Mexico and Central America east to Honduras. This tree was discovered and named in 1838 by Karl Hartweg. The Hartweg’s pine is related to the Pinus Montezuma species which has shorter needles, as well as smaller cones and grows at lower altitudes. The Hartweg Pine grows at altitudes of 8200-14100 feet above sea level...

Termitaradus mitnicki
2014-04-22 12:18:11

Termitaradus mitnicki is an extinct species of true bug that once lived during the Miocene Burdigalian age. It was discovered encased in amber on the island of Hispaniola. The amber holds one female specimen, the only specimen from which the species is known, that is housed at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. It was first described by Michael S. Engel who published his findings...

Nesagapostemon
2014-04-22 12:04:18

Nesagapostemon is a genus that holds one species of extinct sweat bee, known as Nesagapostemon moronei, which once lived during the Miocene period. It is known from a single female specimen encased in amber that was mined on the island of Hispaniola. The amber holds bubbles and three worker bees of another species, hindering the visibility of the Nesagapostemon specimen. This species was named...

Goblet Marked Damselfly Erythromma lindenii
2014-04-22 11:54:21

The goblet-marked damselfly (Erythromma lindenii), also known as the blue-eye, is a species of damselfly that can be found in southwestern and southern areas of Europe. Its range includes Albania, Belgium, Croatia, France Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine, among many other areas. This species can also be found in Africa and Asia, but its...

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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