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Environmentalists Issue Warning on Mekong Biodiversity - Voice of America


Voice of America
In almost two decades, scientists researching biodiversity in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have uncovered over 2,200 new species: from giant flying squirrels, to fish and even eyeless cave dwelling spiders. From 2012 to 2013, more than 360 new ...

Independence students get hands-on marine biology lesson in Missouri River - KSHB


KSHB
"Just because you live in the Midwest does not mean marine biology is not an option for you, and that's one of the biggest things you have to get through to them," said Mallinson. Justin Wilfon can be reached at justin.wilfon@kshb.com . Follow him on ...

Surprising Similarity in Fly and Mouse Motion Vision - Bioscience Technology


Bioscience Technology
The neural circuits for motion vision are surprisingly similar in the fly and mouse brain. (Source: MPI of Neurobiology/ Schorner) At first glance, the eyes of mammals and those of insects do not seem to have much in common. However, a comparison of ...

Common Missouri Spiders

Monett - United States

Descriptions and pictures of spiders indigenous to Missouri, USA.

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Common Missouri Wasps and Bees
United States

This site offers lots of detailed information on wasps and bees, particularly those found in Missouri.

Common Spiders in Japan
Japan

Line drawings, photos, and notes by Mikio Sekine. Also short articles on various insects.

Common Spiders Found Around Homes and Buildings
United States

Features common Kentucky spiders and provdes information about the differnt spider types.

Palystes: Rain Spiders, Lizard-eating Spiders
South Africa

Photographs and information on South African species in this genus.

Black Widow Spiders and Other Spiders of Medical Importance
United States

Brief information on the black widow and brown recluse; links to related web sites.

Latrodectus: Button Spiders, Widow Spiders
South Africa

Photographs and information on South African species in this genus.

Close-up View of Common Knotweed, Common Lamb's-quarters and Sheep Sorrel
United States

Photographic study by Brian Johnston of these three species, Polygonum arenastrum, Chenopodium album and Rumex acetosella.

Sicarius: Six-eyed Crab Spiders, Six-eyed Sand Spiders
South Africa

Photographs and information on South African species from the Biodiversity Explorer.

United States

Collection of news stories and photos about mountain lions in Missouri and adjacent states.

United States

Offers photos and descriptions of many of the state's beautiful wildflowers, sorted by color and scientific name.