Content tagged with "animals"

Amphipod (Scud) In Habitat

Photo of amphipod on a rock
Amphipods are something like "shrimplike sowbugs." The overall body plan is very similar to that of sowbugs, but their arched bodies are flattened sideways, like shrimp. More

Amphipods (Scuds) Are Small Aquatic Invertebrates

Photo of several amphipods in the palm of a hand
All of Missouri's species of amphipods are aquatic, and some live in caves. The size varies on the species; almost all are less than 1 inch long. More

Animal Tracks Video

This video shows you how to identify some common wildlife footprints. More

Anna's Hummingbird_10-15-2010

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Female Anna's Hummingbird More

Annual Cicada (Molted Exoskeleton)

Photo of a shed exoskeleton molted by an annual cicada.
In July and August, annual cicada nymphs claw out of the ground, climb trees or other objects, and molt to become winged adults. Their shed skins remain behind, while the adults sing, mate, and produce the next generation. More

Antler development III-2

Photo of a white-tailed deer with asymmetrical antlers.
Photo of a white-tailed deer with asymmetrical antlers. More

Antler development III-4

Photo of a whitetail buck with small, upright antlers.
Photo of a whitetail buck with small, upright antlers. More

Antler development III-5

Photo of a whitetail buck with 8-point antlers.
Photo of a whitetail buck with 8-point antlers. More