Wilderness Library Tag: Invertebrate

American Clawed Lobster

The American clawed lobster is a large marine crustacean. Lobsters are closely related shrimp and crabs. Did you know lobsters are also related to insects? They have ten legs. Their front legs consist of large, unequal sized claws. American clawed lobsters can grow to be about two feet in length. They are usually olive green …

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Cicada – Cicadoidea

This species of cicada lives underground for 17 years before it digs its way to the surface and lives above ground. Photo by Bruce Marlin Image Source Cicadas are insects that spend most of their lives underground. When they first hatch from eggs, cicadas burrow into the ground and survive on sap that they eat …

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