Leaf Letter Flea BeetleAulonodera darwini
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.
Aeronaut SpiderParasteatoda tepidariorum
Play: These spiders have a FLIGHT of 2.
“How inexplicable is the cause which induces these small insects, as it now appears in both hemispheres, to undertake their aerial excursions.” ~Darwin (Oct 31, 1832)
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.)
Clouded YellowColias genus
Play: Clouded Yellows have a FLIGHT of 2, and need to feed off a flowering PLANTAE species.
Fact: This genus occurs throughout the Northern hemisphere, and is also found in South America, Africa, China and India.
European Garden SpiderAraneus diadematus
Play: The European Spider has a MOVE of 1.
Fact: The third pair of legs the garden spiders are specialized for assisting in the spinning of orb webs.
Fruit FlyDrosophila melanogaster
Play: This fly has a FLIGHT of 2.
This tiny fly has been a favourite model organism among geneticists for over 100 years, due to it’s short life cycle, prolific reproduction, the ease of mutation, and the ease of identifying inherited traits.