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Megalorhipida pseudodefectalis

Megalorhipida pseudodefectalis is a species of moth in the genus Megalorhipida known from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay. Its host plants are Eupatorium betonicaeforme, Barrosoa betonicaeformis, and Senecio oleosus. Moths of this species ...


Michaelophorus dentiger

Michaelophorus dentiger is a species of moth in the genus Michaelophorus known from Argentina, Brazil, British Guyana, Cuba, Curaçao, Honduras, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Venezuela. The host plant for the species is suspected to be Hippoma ...


Michaelophorus indentatus

Michaelophorus indentatus is a species of moth in the genus Michaelophorus known from Belize, Brazil, Mexico, and Panama. Moths of this species take flight in April and in September–November and have a wingspan of approximately 12 millimetres.


Michaelophorus nubilus

Michaelophorus nubilus, the cacao plume moth, is a species of moth in the genus Michaelophorus known from Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Trinidad. Moths of this species take flight in January, February, and ...


Miogryllus convolutus

M. convolutus exists in a number of forms. Most strikingly, there are micropterous small-winged and macropterous large-winged forms, but there is also variation in colouration.


Neoscapteriscus vicinus

Neoscapteriscus vicinus, the tawny mole cricket, is a species of insect in the mole cricket family, Gryllotalpidae. Colombian insect taxonomist Oscar Cadena-Castañeda studied specimens of the genus that had been called Scapteriscus, and decided t ...


Pallid-winged grasshopper

The pallid-winged grasshopper is a common grasshopper of the family Acrididae, native to the deserts of western North America along with South America, ranging from British Columbia to Argentina. They are more active during the summer months, and ...



Phasmatocoris labyrinthicus Pape, 2013 Phasmatocoris xavieri Gil-Santana 2007 Phasmatocoris spectrum Breddin, 1904 Phasmatocoris magdalenae Wygodzinsky Phasmatocoris usingeri Wygodzinsky, 1966 Phasmatocoris moraballi Wygodzinsky Phasmatocoris stu ...


Polistes pacificus

Polistes pacificus is a Neotropical species of social paper wasp belonging to the subfamily Polistinae and the family Vespidae. P. pacificus can be found distributed throughout most of Central and South America and parts of southern North America ...


Scapteriscus abbreviatus

Scapteriscus abbreviatus, the short-winged mole cricket, is a species of insect in the mole cricket family, Gryllotalpidae. It is native to South America but has been introduced inadvertently into Florida, in the United States. Unlike other relat ...


Scapteriscus borellii

Scapteriscus borellii, the southern mole cricket, is a species of insect in the family Gryllotalpidae. It is native to South America but is also present in the southern United States where it was introduced around 1900.



Genus Barreropsylla Jordan, 1953 Subfamily Craneopsyllinae Wagner, 1939 Tribe Barreropsyllini Jordan, 1953 Genus Cleopsylla Rothschild, 1914 Genus Plocopsylla Jordan, 1931 Genus Sphinctopsylla Jordan, 1931 Genus Craneopsylla Rothschild, 1911 Genu ...


Synoeca cyanea

Synoeca cyanea, commonly known as marimbondo-tatu, is a swarm-founding social wasp. Native to Brazil and Argentina, S. cyanea is one of the largest and most aggressive species of social wasps and is feared in many rural areas. It begins its colon ...


Tetrapus americanus

Tetrapus americanus is a species of fig wasp which is native to South and Central America. It has an obligate mutualism with Ficus maxima, the fig species it pollinates.


Zelus annulosus

Zelus annulosus is an assassin bug found in South America. It frequently associates with Hirtella physophora, a plant that houses colonies of plant-ants Allomerus decemarticulatus and provides the ants with nectar. Some species of Zelus gather st ...


Beetles of South America


Diptera of South America


Hemiptera of South America


Hymenoptera of South America


Lepidoptera of South America


Mantodea of South America


Odonata of South America


Orthoptera of South America



Ammodesmidae is a family of small millipedes endemic to Africa, containing seven species in two genera. Ammodesmids range from 1.4 to 5.0 mm long with 18 or 19 body segments in both sexes, and are capable of rolling into a tight sphere. Ammodesmi ...



Anastreptus is a genus of giant African millipedes in family Spirostreptidae, containing four species: Anastreptus andreini Brolemann, 1903 Anastreptus entomotropis Chamberlin, 1927 Anastreptus scalatus Karsch, 1881 Anastreptus strongylotropis At ...



Arthrosphaeridae is a family of giant pill millipedes that are found in Madagascar, the Western Ghats of India, and Sri Lanka. The largest pill-millipede in the world, Zoosphaerium neptunus belongs to this family and is known to swarm at certain ...



Aulodesmus mossambicus Aulodesmus perarmatus Aulodesmus peringueyi Aulodesmus oxygonus Aulodesmus rugosus Aulodesmus eminens Aulodesmus levigatus Aulodesmus trepidans Aulodesmus tuberosus


Aulodesmus mossambicus



Calostreptus is a genus of giant African millipedes in family Spirostreptidae, containing three species: Calostreptus cooki Kraus, 1958 Calostreptus carinatus Attems, 1928 Calostreptus chelys Cook, 1896



Glomeris is largely European genus of pill millipedes. It contains over 100 species, distributed across Europe, but also extending into the Canary Islands, Turkey, and eleven species from North Africa.


Glomeris klugii

Glomeris klugii can reach a length of about 13.5 millimetres 0.53 in. It can be yellow mottled or marbled, brown or sometimes red. This species in Europe shows two colour morphs, the dark" undulata” and the light" conspersa”, the most widespread.



Gomphodesmidae is a family of millipedes in the order Polydesmida, containing around 55 genera and 150 species. The family is native to Africa, and occurs primarily in savanna habitat from South Africa north to Senegal and Ethiopia.



Gonatotrichus is a genus of millipedes in the order Siphonophorida, described in 1951 by Carl Attems. Two species are known, G. minutus from Malacca, Malaysia, and G. silhouettensis from Seychelles.


Mardonius (genus)

Mardonius is a genus of giant African millipedes in family Spirostreptidae, containing nine species: Mardonius interruptus Brolemann, 1902 Mardonius sculpturatus Attems, 1914 Mardonius legationis Attems 1950 Mardonius nakitawa Silvestri, 1907 Mar ...



Schindalmonotus is a genus of bristle millipede containing the sole species Schindalmonotus hystrix known from South Africa and Mozambique. Individuals are up to 4 mm long and have 12 body segments and 17 pairs of legs. The species was described ...







Telodeinopus is a genus of giant African millipedes in family Spirostreptidae, containing eight species: Telodeinopus chapini Chamberlin, 1927 Telodeinopus bibundinus Attems, 1914 Telodeinopus eidmanni Verhoeff, 1941 Telodeinopus sulcatus Voges, ...



Triaenostreptus is a genus of giant African millipedes in family Spirostreptidae, containing eight species: Triaenostreptus lykophorus Attems, 1934 Triaenostreptus kruegeri Attems,1928 Triaenostreptus lawrencei Hoffman, 1971 Triaenostreptus uncig ...



Anoplodesmus is a genus of millipedes. It is one of the most species rich genera in the family Paradoxosomatidae, with over 40 described species distributed from India and Nepal to China and Southeast Asia, as well as the Mascarene Islands and Fiji.



Bollmania is a genus of millipedes with around six species occurring from Central through East Asia, including Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and China. The genus was established by entomologist Filippo Silvestri in 1896, and is named in honor of Ch ...



Brachycybe is a genus of andrognathid millipedes with species in the United States and East Asia. In a rare example of paternal care in invertebrates, males of most species guard the eggs until they hatch.



Brachyiulus is a genus of millipedes, containing around eight species, most of which live in the Mediterranean Basin of Europe and Asia. The species B. pusillus has been introduced widely around the world



Chamberlinius is a genus of flat-backed millipedes in the family Paradoxosomatidae. There are five species; 3 of which occur only Taiwan, one only in the Ryukyu Islands of southeast Japan, and one occurring in both areas. Individuals are 25–37 mm ...



Desmoxytes, whose species are commonly known as the dragon millipedes, is a genus of millipede of the family Paradoxosomatidae found in southeast Asia. The genus was described by Ralph Vary Chamberlin in 1923 and reviewed by Sergei Golovatch and ...



Eutrichodesmus dorsiangulatus Zhang, 1993 Eutrichodesmus reclinatus Hoffman, 1977 Eutrichodesmus multilobatus Golovatch, Geoffroy, Mauries & VandenSpiegel, 2009 Eutrichodesmus cavernicola Sinclair, 1901 Eutrichodesmus monodentus Zhang, 1993 Eutri ...



Haplodesmidae is a family of millipedes in the order Polydesmida. Species occur in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, although some species have been introduced to the New world tropics. Species are small bodied, often with elaborate sculptu ...



Sinocallipus is a genus of predominantly cave-dwelling millipedes in the order Callipodida. Five of the six known species are found in limestone caves on the Indochinese Peninsula from Vietnam to southern China, and it is the only callipodidan ge ...



Siphonocryptida is an order of millipedes, comprising the sole family Siphonocryptidae. With only seven described species, the Siphonocryptida is the second smallest millipede order, surpassed only by Siphoniulida, with two species.



Sphaeropoeus tuberculosus Sphaeropoeus tigratus Sphaeropoeus malaccanus Sphaeropoeus stollii Sphaeropoeus speciosus Sphaeropoeus maculatus Sphaeropoeus extinctus Sphaeropoeus inermis Sphaeropoeus sumatrensis Sphaeropoeus exstinctus Sphaeropoeus m ...

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