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Black-eared fairy

The black-eared fairy is a hummingbird that occurs in sub-tropical South America. Hummingbirds can beat their wings 38 to 78 times a second while flying. They feed on small insects...

Urchin

Label with the specimen: ‘M.C.Z.’ Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard, Mass., U.S.A.’...

‘88’ butterfly: brush-footed butterfly

This butterfly was collected at ‘Edeu, Rio, Napo, Equador’, and belongs to Major Gay’s collection. Butterflies in this genus are commonly known as 88’s due to the figure of eight...

Butterfly

This butterfly was collected in Eden, Rio Napo, Equador and is part of Major AB Gay’s collection. Gay was a keen natural historian, whose encyclopaedic knowledge of butterflies and birds...

Elephant beetle

The fully grown larvae of this beetle can weigh in excess of 150 grams, making them one of the heaviest insects. Elephant beetles are actually a type of rhinoceros beetle,...

Bullet ant

Some South American peoples use bullet ants in the rituals marking a young man’s transition to full manhood. The young man wears a special glove on to which bullet ants...

White-bellied woodstar

The label that accompanies this specimen is difficult to read but suggests that this female white-bellied woodstar hummingbird was collected in Valle [?] Faundiaco in Ecuador....

Butterfly

This butterfly was collected in Eden, Rio Napo, Equador and is part of Major AB Gay’s collection. Gay was a keen natural historian, whose encyclopaedic knowledge of butterflies and birds...

Butterfly

This butterfly was collected in Eden, Rio Napo, Equador and is part of Major AB Gay’s collection. Gay was a keen natural historian, whose encyclopaedic knowledge of butterflies and birds...

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