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Black Percher Diplacodes lefebvrii
2013-08-01 12:23:20

The black percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Eurasia, Europe, and Africa. It holds a large range that includes Afghanistan, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Iran, Madagascar, Pakistan, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Zambia, among many other areas. This species can be found near almost all temporary and permanent freshwater...

White Lined Skimmer Orthetrum caffrum
2013-07-30 15:07:44

The white-lined skimmer (Orthetrum caffrum), also known as the two-striped skimmer, is a dragonfly that can be found in a range that extends from southern Africa to the Arabian Peninsula and includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, among many other areas. It prefers to reside near freshwater sources like slow-moving rivers, marshes,...

Black Shouldered Spinyleg Dromogomphus spinosus
2013-07-30 15:00:12

The black-shouldered spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes four provinces in Canada, including Ontario and Nova Scotia, and thirty-four states in America, including Alabama, Florida, New York, and Texas. It prefers to reside near muddy and rocky rivers. It can be seen between the months of May and September in many...

Yellow Tipped Tigertail Choristhemis flavoterminata
2013-07-30 13:52:06

The yellow-tipped tigertail (Choristhemis flavoterminata) is species of dragonfly that is native to Queensland, Australia. This species prefers to reside in warm, moist habitats near bodies of water like rivers. The yellow-tipped tigertail reaches an average body length of 1.8 inches and holds a long, thin abdomen. The end of the body holds a bright yellow spot and the wings are light brown...

Orange Winged Dropwing Trithemis kirbyi
2013-07-30 12:10:41

The orange-winged dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Yemen, among many other areas. This species can be described as opportunistic, inhabiting all types of...

Trumpet Worm Lagis koreni
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The trumpet worm (Lagis koreni) is a species of polychaete worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It can be found in the waters around Europe including the North Sea, the Arctic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Adriatic Sea. This species is typically found submersed in sand in the neritic zone. The trumpet worm can reach an average length of about one...

Red Tube Worm Serpula vermicularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The red tubeworm (Serpula vermicularis), also known as the plume worm, fan worm, or calcareous tubeworm, is a polychaete worm that is classified in the Annelida phylum. It can be found in many waters across the world including the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans, but it has not been found along the North American coast. It prefers to reside at depths of up to 330 feet within the intertidal...

Nightcrawler Lumbricus terrestris
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The nightcrawler (Lumbricus terrestris), also known as the lob worm or the common earthworm in Britain and the dew worm in Canada, is a species of earthworm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It is native to Europe, but has been introduced into other areas around the world. Although the species is not as abundant as other worms in its range, it is a widely known species in gardens...

Pompeii Worm Alvinella pompejana
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana) is a species of polychaete worm, or bristle worm that is only found in the Pacific Ocean. It resides at hydrothermal vents, making it an extremophile, and was first discovered French marine biologists of the coat of the Galapagos Islands in the 1980s. It was described by Lucien Laubier and Daniel Desbruyeres as a deep-sea polychaete that could withstand...

Hydroides norvegica
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Hydroides norvegica is a species of worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is known as a tube-forming worm, because its builds tube-shaped reefs in order to shelter itself. Its range includes the waters of the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean. It prefers to reside in coastal areas on shells, rock piles, and...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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