Invertebrates

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Saving Species Challenge

The Indianapolis Zoo has selected the ten finalists in the running for its $1 million Saving Species Challenge.

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Re:wild Lost Species

Dr. Sérgio Henriques is searching for Fagilde’s trapdoor spider, which has been lost to science for nearly 100 years.

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Threats Facing Butterflies

Migratory monarchs are now categorized as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Mayflies with Luke Jacobus

Discover the ephemeral beauty of mayflies and the pressing need to conserve our precious wetlands with Dr. Luke Jacobus.

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Spring Species

The best thing we can do as good stewards of the Earth is to give creatures the space and time they need to wake up from winter slumbers.

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Not-So-Spooky Species

It’s far more horrifying to consider a future without these and other essential species with unearned reputations for being scary.

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Cicadas in Indiana

Unlike annual cicadas that emerge each year, the periodical cicadas of Brood X haven’t been seen since 2004.

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Spiders Doctors and Journalists

Spiders, doctors and journalists… what we get wrong when talking about spider bites. Arachnologist Sérgio Henriques sets the record straight.

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Migratory Monarchs Endangered

Migratory monarchs increasingly face pressure from climate change, habitat loss, pesticides and herbicides. Such threats are pushing these butterflies towards extinction.

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Little is Known about Big Beetles

Generally, we know very little about the world’s insects – creatures such as beetles, bugs, and butterflies – when compared to mammals and birds.

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