Tag archives for invertebrates
In anticipation of the 2014 National Geographic BioBlitz in San Francisco, a California native takes a poetic look at the local banana slug.
At the research site: More pink grasshoppers, invertebrates galore, a few lizards and the first wild bear sighting!
We believe these funky individuals to be a rare morph of the common meadow grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus. I certainly hadn’t and didn’t even know you could have a pink grasshopper, let alone actually see one for real in the wild!
He’s big. He’s slimy. And he’s … neon pink?! Meet Triboniophorus aff. graeffei, a new species of 8-inch-long (20-centimeter-long) slug.
Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team.
Bad news for the spineless: one fifth of the world’s invertebrate species are now at risk of extinction, according to a report by the Zoological Society of London. This is especially disturbing because invertebrates are thought to represent around 99% of biodiversity on the planet. According to Scientific American, until now scientists hadn’t made an…
Among the invertebrate treasures at the National Museum of Natural History are a giant isopod and a giant squid eyeball.
The giant extinct invertebrate Arthropleura resembled some modern millipedes, but could grow to be more than one-and-a-half feet wide, and may sometimes have been more than six feet long. Reconstruction of the giant millipede Arthropleura from the Pennsylvanian and earliest Permian of North America and Europe. The head capsule (marked by an asterisk) is shown…