Brown rat

The brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), also known as the common rat, street rat, sewer rat, wharf rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, Norwegian rat and Parisian rat, is a widespread species of common rat. One of the largest muroids, it is a brown or grey rodent with a head and body length of up to 28 …

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Humblot’s sunbird

Humblot’s sunbird is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is endemic to the islands of Grand Comoro and Mohéli in the Comoros. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Nectariniidae Genus: Cinnyris Species:C. humbloti C. humbloti

Phyllonorycter formosella

Phyllonorycter formosella is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is known from the Seychelles. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Infraorder: Heteroneura Family: Gracillariidae Genus: Phyllonorycter Species: P. formosella

Stream and River Deposits

As you possibly already know, the Earth’s surface is constantly eroded by flowing water. After rivers erode rock and soil, they deposit (drop) their load downstream. This process is known as deposition. Rocks and soils deposited by streams are known as “sediments”. Rivers and streams deposit sediment where the speed of the water current decreases. In …

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Hydrelia rubricosta

Hydrelia rubricosta is a moth in the family Geometridae first described by Hiroshi Inoue in 1982. It is found in Nepal and China. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Geometridae Genus: Hydrelia Species: H. rubricosta

Longhorn beetle

Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae), often known as long-horned or longicorn beetles, are a huge family of beetles with over 35,000 species documented. The antennae of most species are as long as or longer than the beetle’s body. However, the antennae of certain members of the family are relatively small, making it difficult to identify them from …

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Enotocleptes intermicollis

Enotocleptes intermicollis is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Stephan von Breuning in 1940. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Family: Cerambycidae Genus: Enotocleptes Species: E. intermicollis


A kind of insects of the order Lepidoptera with four broad, typically colorful wings, distinguishable from moths by a thin body and knobbed antennae, and active during the day.

Thais melones

Thais melones is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda (unranked): clade Caenogastropodaclade Hypsogastropodaclade Neogastropoda Superfamily: Muricoidea Family: Muricidae Subfamily: Rapaninae Genus: Thais Subgenus: Vasula Species: T. melones