Author: Tonatiuh

Common Migratory Mender (Anax junius)

Anax junius, the green dragonfly or June dragonfly is a species of anisopterous odonate of the Aeshnidae family native to North America, although with distribution in parts of Central America and Caribbean islands. The June darning dragonfly or green darning dragonfly is one of the largest and fastest dragonflies, flights of up to 85 km/h […]

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Variegated Skimmer (Sympetrum corruptum)

The variegated dragonfly (Sympetrum corruptum) belongs to the family of scratching dragonflies (Libellulidae) is a species of wide distribution, has a long and late flight period and adults sometimes survive the winter. Some populations of S. corruptum are migratory, routes are known along the Pacific coast of North America. Habitat: Ponds and slow-moving streams, preferably […]

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Pinacate (Eleodes armata)

Eleodes armata, the armored stink beetle, is a species of desert stink beetle. The term pinacate comes from the Nahuatl pinacatl, which means black beetle. The Pinacate desert in Sonora, Mexico, gets its name from the presence of these species in the region. Habitat: They are usually found in places where humidity is abundant, under […]

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Queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus)

The queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is an American butterfly with a wingspan of 80–85 mm (3.1–3.3 in). Habitat: It can be found in open terrain, in meadows, fields, and swamps. The queen prefers open woods, fields, and desert. Diet: The butterfly feeds predominantly on flower nectar and dead foliage, but may also feed on rotten […]

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Elegant sulfur butterfly (Nathalis iole)

Their appearance is highly variable, but a subset of distinguishing features aid in identification. The elongated shape of the forewings is distinctive. The upper part of the wings is yellow and the tips of the forewings are black. Habitat: The species lives in almost any open space, including coastal plains, deserts, fields, roadsides, vacant lots. […]

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Blue Pond Dragonfly (Enallagma civile)

It measures between 28 and 39 millimeters in length (where between 22 and 34 millimeters correspond to the abdomen), and its wingspan is about 4 centimeters. The male is predominantly blue in color with some black markings, while the female is highly variable in color, being generally blue, black, or brownish, with black markings similar […]

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Tortuga Golfina (Lepidochelys olivácea)

The olive ridley turtle is considered the most abundant sea turtle species in the world and is also the smallest species in the Cheloniidae family. It is characterized by having an almost circular shell, with a length that goes from 67.6 cm to 78 cm; its width is about 90% of its straight length. In […]

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Mexican fan palm – (Washingtonia robusta)

Palm up to 25 m tall and 40 cm broad, fan-shaped leaves with size of 90 to 150 cm and with orange thorns around its trunk, resistant to cold and drought. It is one of the largest and most cultivated palms in the world. Its scientific name (Washingtonia) is in honor of George Washington. Habitat: […]

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Mound Lily – (Moundlily Yucca)

It is a plant that reaches 0.5 to 2.5 m tall, usually with several stems from the base, with leaves 0.3 to 0.5 m long and 2 to 3.5 cm broad, dark green or pale greyish green with entire margins, with a gradually decreasing leaf and a brown terminal hawthorn. Habitat: These species are highly […]

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Date palm – (Phoenix dactylifera)

Common name palm (or palm) is a palm whose edible fruit is the date, with a height of up to 30 m and 20 to 50 cm wide, covered with the remains of old leaves. Spiny leaves, 1,5 to 5 m long. its formal appearance and the ease of taking care of the date plant […]

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