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American Woodcock

A migratory species, American woodcock visit Missouri in the fall and spring on their way to and from their wintering grounds in the southeastern states.

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Amphipod (Scud) In Habitat

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.

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Amphipods (Scuds) Are Small Aquatic Invertebrates

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.

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Animal Tracks Video

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

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Female Anna's Hummingbird

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Photo of a shed exoskeleton molted by an annual cicada.

Annual Cicada (Molted Exoskeleton)

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.

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