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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Elephant Beetle (Megasoma elephas)

….is a species of rhinoceros beetle found throughout Southern North America, Central America and South America. They get the name Elephant beetle not from their size but from the large horn that the males sport, which looks similar to an elephants proboscis. Females lack this horn as it is primarily used by males to fight other males in breeding. Elephant beetles are mainly active at night where they feed on the sap of trees and fruits.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Scarabaeidea-Dynastinae-Megasoma-elephas

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