Acorn Barnacle

Semibalanus balanoides
Scale 4 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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PLAY: The Acorn Barnacle is a suspension feeder, extracting food from the water.
FACT: Acorn Barnacle produce a brown glue that fastens it to a hard surface.

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Semibalanus balanoides is a common and widespread boreo–arctic species of acorn barnacle. It is common on rocks and other substrates in the intertidal zone of north-western Europe and both coasts of North America. Adult S. balanoides grow up to 15 millimetres (0.6 in) in diameter, and are sessile, living attached to rocks and other solid substrates. They have six greyish wall plates surrounding a diamond-shaped operculum.[2][3] The base of the shell is membranous in Semibalanus, unlike […] read more

Black Fly

Simulium spp.
Scale 4 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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Play: Can eat mammals. Has a MOVE of 2

Fact: Add insult to injury. When black fly bites you, it uses your blood to reproduce and make more black flies. Only females bite.

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Simulium is a genus of black flies, which may transmit diseases such as onchocerciasis (river blindness). It is a large genus with several hundred species, and 41 subgenera.[1] The flies are pool feeders. Their saliva, which contains anticoagulants, a number of enzymes and histamine, is mixed with the blood, preventing clotting until it is ingested […] read more

Black Fly

Simulium spp.
Scale 4 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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Play Can eat mammals. Has a MOVE of 2

Fact: Boreal biologists often recite the following zen koan to maintain sanity: “Time’s fun when you’re having flies” -Kermit the Frog.

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Simulium is a genus of black flies, which may transmit diseases such as onchocerciasis (river blindness). It is a large genus with several hundred species, and 41 subgenera.[1] The flies are pool feeders. Their saliva, which contains anticoagulants, a number of enzymes and histamine, is mixed with the blood, preventing clotting until it is ingested […] read more

Mosquitoes

Cules, Anopheles, & Aedes spp.
Scale 3 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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Play: Can eat mammals. Has a MOVE of 2.

Fact: The food chain in the boreal forest would collapse without the hordes of mosquitoes that provide food for many mammals.

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Graphic by Donald Solick
Anopheles /əˈnɒfᵻliːz/[1] (Greek anofelís: “useless”[2]) is a genus of mosquito first described and named by J. W. Meigen in 1818.[3] About 460 species are recognised; while over 100 can transmit human malaria, only 30–40 commonly transmit parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which cause malaria in humans in endemic areas. Anopheles gambiae is one of the […] read more

Mosquitoes

Culex, Anopheles, & Aedes spp.
Scale 3 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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Play: Can eat mammals. Has a MOVE of 2

Fact The clouds of mosquitoees in the boreal forest are due to the abundance of wetlands, which mosquitoes require for breeding.

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Graphic by Jonathan DeMoorwww.borealisimages.ca/
Culex is a genus of mosquitoes, several species of which serve as vectors of one or more important diseases of birds, humans and other animals. The diseases they vector include arbovirus infections such as West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis, or St. Louis encephalitis, but also filariasis, and avian malaria. They occur worldwide except for the […] read more

Dragonfly Species

Odonata spp.
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: This dragonfly has a MOVE of 2.

Fact: As the apex preadators of the insect world, you can watch dragonflies catch mosquitoes in flight (hopefully around your head).

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Graphic by Jonathan DeMoorwww.borealisimages.ca/
Odonata is an order of carnivorous insects, encompassing the dragonflies (Anisoptera) and the damselflies (Zygoptera). The Odonata form a clade, which has existed since the Triassic. Dragonflies are generally larger, and perch with their wings held out to the sides; damselflies have slender bodies, and hold their wings over the body at rest. (From: Wikipedia, […] read more