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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Graphic by Golly Bardgollybard.blogspot.ca/
Photo by CDC/World Health Organizationcommons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Triatoma_infestans.jpg
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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4 POINTS

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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Graphic by Simon Gurrwww.gurrillustration.com/
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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9 POINTS

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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Graphic by David Orrwww.davidorogenic.com/
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

Dragonfly

Anisoptera Infraorder
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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7 POINTS

Play: The Dragonfly has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: In general, large dragonflies have a maximum speed of 10 to 15 metres per second (22 to 34 mph.)

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Graphic by Caspar & Merian (1718)
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the suborder Anisoptera (from Greek ανισος anisos, “uneven” + πτερος pteros, “wings”, because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can be mistaken for the related […] read more

Large Earth Bumblebee

Bombus terrestris
Scale 4 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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4 POINTS

Play: This Bumblebee has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: The Large Earth Bumblebee can navigate its way back to the nest from a distance as far away as 8 miles.

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Graphic by Stewart (ca 1840)
Bombus terrestris, the buff-tailed bumblebee or large earth bumblebee is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. Bombus terrestris is the largest of the bumblebee species.[1] Bombus terrestris is one of the main species used in greenhouse pollination, and consequently can be found in many countries and areas where it is not native; […] read more

European Honey Bee

Apis Melifera
Scale 4 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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5 POINTS

Play: The European Honey Bee has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: THe Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium fully sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apis me;;ifera in 2006.

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Graphic by Stewart (1840)
The western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. The genus name Apis is Latin for “bee”, and mellifera means “honey-bearing”. As of October 28, 2006, the Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium fully sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apis mellifera. Since 2007, attention has been devoted to […] read more