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groupscientificEnglishFrenchMalagasyIslandNote
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beetlesCybister sp.TsikovokaMadagascar
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beetlesEpilissus splendidusdung splendid beetle?Madagascar
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beetlesHeterogyrus millotiTriassic Whirligig
Fandiorano fahagola
Madagascar
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beetlesHydaticus nigrotaeniatusMadagascar
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beetlesOryctes borbonicusReunion Rhinoceros Beetle
Rhinocéros de Bourbon
Reunion
1/3 smaller than the exotic Oryctes monoceros but eggs 5 times bigger, very low fecundity, 3yrs life cycle
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beetlesPogonostoma sp.tree tiger beetle (trunkrunners?)Madagascar
endemic radiation of about 100 sp
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beetlesTrachelophorus giraffaeGiraffe WeevilMadagascar
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beetlesweevilMadagascar
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beetlesMastododera coccinealobster longhorn beetleMadagascar
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beetlesfruit chaferMadagascar
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beetlesSagra coeruleataMadagascar Frog beetleMadagascar
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beetlesEuchroea coelestisUrania beetleMadagascar
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bugs etc.Ptyelus goudotiJacaranda rain bugMadagascar
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bugs etc.Phromnia roseapink flatidsMadagascar
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bugs etc.naucoridTsingalaMadagascar
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bugs etc.Pyrops sp.Malagasy Lantern BugSakondroMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsAcraea hovaMadagascar Giant GlasswingMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsAntherina surakaMadagascar BullseyeMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsArgema mittreiComet MothLa CometeLolomavabeMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsAterica rabenaMadagascar Forest NymphMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsBorocera cajaniLamba MothLandibeMadagascar
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butterflies & moths
Charaxes (Euxanthe) madagascariensis
Madagascar Forest QueenMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsChrysiridia rhipheusSunset MothLoloandrianaMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsCyligramma disturbansGilded Tomb mothLolompatyMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsDeborrea malgassaMadagascar Giant CasebearerFangotaboloMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsEpicausis smithiiMalagasy Rocket mothMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsEuploea goudotiRéunion Crow ButterflyEuploée de Goudot Reunion
all Danaid features + spectacular silver pupa; asian origin genus
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butterflies & mothsGraphium levassoriComoro SwordtailComoros
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butterflies & mothsGriveaudia sp.Fern mothMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsHemiceratoides hieroglyphicaHarpoon mothMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsHeteropsis drepanaAttenuate RingletMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsHeteropsis masouraFalse Dotted BorderMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsHeteropsis paradoxaMalagasy ParadoxMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsHypolimnas dexitheaMadagascar DiademMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsJunonia rhadamaMadagascar Sapphire / Brilliant Blue
Madagascar, Mayotte
introduced in Mascarene
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butterflies & mothsPapilio aristophontesComoros
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butterflies & mothsPemphigistola synemonistisMalagasy Castanet mothMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsPharmacophagus antenor
Madagascar Birdwing / Giant / Emperor Swallowtail
Madagascar
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butterflies & mothsSalamis antevaMadagascar BeautyMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsSmerina manoroWard's NoveltyMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsStrabena suffertiSuffert's Hook-TipMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsXanthopan morganii praedictaWallace's HawkmothMadagascar
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butterflies & mothsWhalleyana sp. (Whalleyanoidea)Whalley's EnigmaMadagascar
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caddisfliescaddisflyMadagascar
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cockroaches etc.Gromphadorina portentosaMadagascar Hissing CockroachMadagascar
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cockroaches etc.Toliaratermes beharensistermiteMadagascar
distinctive conical mounds in spiny forest of SE Mada
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cockroaches etc.praying mantisMadagascar
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crustaceansAstacoides sp.Madagascar crayfishMadagascar
6 sp. only in forest streams threatened by overharvesting; nearest relatives in S America
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crustaceansHydrothelphusa madagascariensisfreshwater crabMadagascar
largest sp Mada
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crustaceansMadagapotamon humbertitsingy crabMadagascar
spectacular (orange with purple legs) species of karst in north Mada
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crustaceansMalagasya goodmaniscrewpalm crabMadagascar
only in Pandanus in littoral forest of Tampolo
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crustaceansBirgus latroCoconut CrabMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Acisoma attenboroughiAttenborough's PintailMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Anax tumoriferMadagascar EmperorMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Calophlebia karschiPrettywingMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Isomma hieroglyphicumSelys's GlyphtailMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Leptocnemis cyanopsSeychelles Stream DamselSeychelles
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dragon- & damselflies
Palpopleura vestitaSilver WidowMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Pantala flavescensWandering Gliderallover
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dragon- & damselflies
Phaon rasoherinaeMadagascar DemoiselleMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Phyllomacromia trifasciataMadagascar CruiserMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Proplatycnemis sp.featherlegsMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Rhyothemis cognataMadagascar FluttererMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Thermorthemis madagascariensisMadagascar JungleskimmerMadagascar
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dragon- & damselflies
Viridithemis viridulaGreenboltMadagascar
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fishfliesMadachauliodes sp.Madagascar fishflyMadagascar
three species of relict Megaloptera only in Ranomafama NP?
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flies & mosquitosAnopheles mascarenicusmalaria mosquitoMadagascar
contrary to non-endemic Anopheles species on Mada, NOT a major vector
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flies & mosquitos
Mesembrius (Vadonimyia) discophorus
trident flower flyMadagascar
spectacular fly with three-pronged hind tibiae in male
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grasshoppers etc.PhymateusValalan’aIikaMadagascar
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grasshoppers etc.queen's locustMadagascar
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grasshoppers etc.monstersMadagascar
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grasshoppers etc.AnostostomatidaeMalagasy WetasMadagascar
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lacewingsPalparellus voeltzkowigiant ant lionMadagascar
16 cm wingspan
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lacewings[Mantispinae]mantis lacewingsMadagascar
unusually rich in Mada
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mayfliesCheirogenesia sp.bat-winged/whirligig mayflyMadagascar
weird wingshape, flightless males hydroplane like whirligig?
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mayfliesProboscidopleura sp.giant mayflyMadagascar
biggest on Earth (7 cm)
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milli- & centipedesAphistogoniulus infernalisInfernal Fire MillipedeMadagascar
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milli- & centipedesRiotintobolus mandenensisMadagascar
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milli- & centipedesSanguinobolus maculatusSpotted Blood MillipedeMadagascar
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milli- & centipedesScolopendra madagascariensisMadagascar
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milli- & centipedesSphaeromimus musicusSinging Giant Pill MillipedeMadagascar
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milli- & centipedesZoosphaerium neptunusEmerald Giant Pill MillipedeMadagascar
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molluscsAchatina fulicaAfrican Giant SnailAchatine Madagascar
problem invasive; A. fulica and A.immaculata in Mascarene: one of the threat on the hightly endangered butterfly Salamis augustina
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molluscsHyalimax maillardiNudist SnailReunion
spectacular transparent body; egg mass transparent as well
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molluscsBanana SlugMadagascar
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molluscs/spiderOlios coenobitaSnail hoisting spiderMadagascar
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scorpion fliesscorpion flyMadagascar
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scorpionsGrosphus madagascariensisMadagascar
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spidersCaerostris darwiniDarwin’s Bark Spider
Araignée écorce de Darwin
Madagascar
the largest web in the world
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spidersArchaea sp.pelican spiderAraignée pélicanMadagascar
spider-hunting spiders endemic to Mada but discovered first in Baltic amber
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spidersNephila madagascariensisGolden-orb SpiderNephileMadagascar
19th century silk industry
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spidersNephila inaurataGolden-orb SpiderNephile doréeAll SW-IO
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spidersNephilingys spp.Hermit spiderAll SW-IO
different species on the different islands
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spidersDeinopidaenet-throwing spider, Ogre spider
Araignée gladiateur/rétiaire, Araignée Ogre
Madagascar
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spiderstarantalaMadagascar
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stick insectsMonandroptera acanthomeragiant stick insect
Phasme géant; Shipek 7-nœuds (creola)
Reunion, Mauritius
the largest insect of Mascarene; tribe endemic to Mascarene but older than Mascarene
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wasps, bees & ants
giant pompiliid wasp (like Pepsis)Madagascar
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wasps, bees & ants
big green waspMadagascar
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wasps, bees & ants
giant sphecidMadagascar
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