Category: Arthropods

Without any question, phylum Arthropoda (Greek, arthros=joint + podos=foot) is the most successful of all the invertebrate phyla. It is the largest phylum of animal kingdom including about 900,000 species in all habitats and it constitutes about 80% of all the known species of animals. Some structural and physiological features are: (i) thick chitinous exoskeleton, (ii) jointedness of body and limbs, (iii) locomotion by small, striated, extrinsic muscles etc. It is the first phylum where primitive intelligence and parental care is observed.

Horseshoe crab

Horseshoe crab

Horseshoe crab, marine arthropods of the family Limulidae Horseshoe crabs are arthropods that live primarily in and around shallow ocean waters on soft sandy or...

Two different color of Emperor scorpion

Emperor scorpion

Emperor scorpion Common name: Emperor scorpion, Emperor blue scorpionScientific name: Pandinus imperatorDistribution: It is native to Africa.Description:The emperor scorpion is one of the largest...

Metallic blue colored butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly A metallic blue colored butterfly that shines in light,also one of the biggest butterfly with wings about 5-8 inch,they are mainly...

Bombardier beetle

Bombardier beetle

Amazing fact of Bombardier beetle The Bombardier beetle has a unique and dangerous ability to defend itself from predators. When threatened it shoots boiling...

Malaysian Orchid Mantis

Malaysian Orchid Mantis

Malaysian Orchid Mantis This astonishing and fragile-looking orchid is one of nature’s most amazing creations. In reality, it’s a rather hardy predator, and there...

Asian Swallowtail

Asian Swallowtail

Asian Swallowtail Common Name: Asian Swallowtail, also known as the Chinese Yellow Swallowtail, or as the Xuthus swallowtai.

Mantis shrimp

Beautiful Mantis shrimp

Beautiful Mantis shrimp Scientific name: Stomatopoda Class: Malacostraca Description: Mantis shrimp or stomatopods are marine crustaceans. They are one of the most beautiful creature of ocean....

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