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Lepas anserifera
2014-12-10 12:28:36

Lepas anserifera is a species of goose barnacle that can be found in tropical and temperate seas floating on flotsam and timber or attached to whales and the hulls of ships. This species, and others that share its genus, received its common name from its shape, which is like a goose, as well as the myth that goose eggs hatched from the barnacles. Lepas anserifera has a shell, or capitulum,...

Polis Stellate Barnacle Chthamalus stellatus
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be...

Wharf Roach Ligia exotica
2014-12-10 11:29:16

The wharf roach (Ligia exotica) is a species of sea slater and crustacean that is thought to be native to the Mediterranean Sea and Western Europe, although some experts suggest it is native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It can be found in many temperate and tropical waters throughout the world, most likely due to unintentional shipping. This lives in crevices of rocks and cliffs just...

Dancing Jewel
2014-12-08 17:35:08

The dancing jewel (Platycypha caligata) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers to reside in savannahs, bushlands, and woodlands near streams and rivers with vegetation that creates shade. The population numbers and trends of this species are unknown...

White-masked Wisp
2014-12-08 17:17:32

The white-masked wisp (Agriocnemis falcifera) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Southern Africa in a range that includes Eastern Cape Province and Limpopo Province. It prefers to reside in vegetation that lines the edges of pools and ponds. This species reaches an average body length between .9 and 1.1 inches and males and females are very similar in appearance. Young individuals...

Taiga Bluet
2014-11-25 12:42:29

The taiga bluet (Coenagrion resolutum) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Europe and eastern areas of North America. Its range includes Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, and Nova Scotia in Canada, and Alaska, California, Michigan, and New York in the United States. It prefers to reside in near pools, lakes, fens, and marshes with abundant vegetation. The taiga bluet differs in...

Dryinus grimaldii
2014-11-19 13:05:38

Dryinus grimaldii is an extinct species of wasp that is classified within the Dryinidae family and was once found in Hispaniola. This species was first discovered encased in amber on the island of Hispaniola and is known from five female individuals. Both the holotype, the original specimen used to describe the species, and the paratype, the individual studied to further describe the species,...

Leptofoenus pittfieldae
2014-11-19 13:00:00

Leptofoenus pittfieldae is an extinct species of wasp that lived during the Miocene Burdigalian stage. It was found encased in amber from the island of Hispaniola. This species was described by studying one individual that was found in a piece of amber, mined by the La Toca mine group in the Dominican Republic. Although amber is abundantly mined in that area, no other individuals of this...

Barbet
2014-11-19 12:20:05

The barbet (Diplacodes luminans) is a species of dragonfly that resides in sub-Saharan areas of Africa. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Somalia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas. It prefers to reside in permanent and seasonal swampy habitats near ponds. This species reaches an average body length between 1.3 and 1.5 inches and both males...

Dwarf Percher
2014-11-19 11:24:19

The dwarf percher (Diplacodes pumila) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers to reside in moist wetlands, savannahs, and grasslands. This species highly resembles the black percher, but is smaller. Its population numbers and trends are unknown and it is...

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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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