Scorpionfly

Miriholcorpa forcipata
Scale 4 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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2 POINTS

Play: Scorpionfly had a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: The Scorpionfly had a general bulb that was enlarged with pincer-like structures, and thought to be used in intrasexual competition with males, and/or a sexual display to attract females.

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Miriholcorpa is an extinct genus of scorpionfly (Mecoptera) from the Middle Jurassic period of China. The type and only species is M. forcipata, described in 2013.   (From: Wikipedia, February 2017) read more

Dragonfly

Tarsophlebia eximia
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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7 POINTS

Play: Dragonfly had a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: This organism belonged to an extinct family of Odonates from the upper Jurassic and lower Cretaceous period of Eurasia.

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A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ἄνισος anisos “uneven” and πτερόν pteron, “wing”, because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). Adult dragonflies are characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches and an elongated body. Dragonflies can be mistaken […] read more

Bush Cricket

Archaboilus musicus
Scale 4 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: This cricket had a MOVE of 1.

Fact: It is believed that the male produced musical songs tuned at a frequency of 6.4 kHz. It fed on leaves and other insects.

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Archaboilus musicus is an extinct bush-cricket that lived during the Jurassic period 165 million years ago.[1] Although behaviors are difficult to reconstruct for extinct species, in 2012 British scientists recreated the cricket’s call based on a well-preserved fossil from China.[1][2] Based on studies, it is believed that male A. musicus produced pure-tone (musical) songs using […] read more

Vinchuca

Triatoma infestans
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3

6 POINTS

Play: The vinchuca has a MOVE of 2.

“It is most disgusting to feel soft wingless insects, about an inch long, crawling over ones body; before sucking they are quite thin, but afterwards round & bloated with blood.” Darwin on the Vinchuca, 1835

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Triatoma infestans, commonly called winchuka[1] (vinchuca) in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, barbeiro in Brazil and also known as “kissing bug” or “barber bug” in English, is a blood-sucking bug (like all the members of its subfamily Triatominae) and the most important vector of Trypanosoma cruzi which can lead to Chagas disease. It is widespread in […] read more

Leaf Letter Flea Beetle

Aulonodera darwini
Scale 4 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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Play: This Flea beetle has a MOVE of 2.

Fact: This is one of four Australian insect species, collected by Darwin during the Beagle voyage, that bear his name.

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Flea beetle is a general name applied to the small, jumping beetles of the leaf beetle family(Chrysomelidae). They make up the tribe Alticini, which is a part of the subfamily Galerucinae, though they were historically classified as a subfamily in their own right. Though most tribes of the Galerucinae are suspect of rampant paraphyly in […] read more

Northern Rat Flea

Nosopsyllus fasciatus
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Northern Rat Flea has a MOVE of 2, and must be played adjacent a RODENTIA species.

Fact: This flea is also known for being a minor vector for the plague.

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The northern rat flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus) is a species of flea found on domestic rats and house mice. Northern rat fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of rodents. It is the most widely spread of its genus, having originated in Europe, but has been transported to temperate regions all over the […] read more