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metal earthe  Butterflies - buckeye
MMS124

BUCKEYE

The Buckeye is found in southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia; all parts of the United States except the Northwest.. The bold pattern of eyespots and white bars on the upper wing surface is distinctive in much of its range. The eyespots likely serve to startle or distract predators, especially young birds.
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metal earth  Butterflies - monarch
MMS123

MONARCH

All Metal Earth butterflies are made of 1 sheet colored models and are rated as “Easy” builds. The upper (dorsal side) and undersides (ventral side) of the forewings and hindwings are decorated in color.

The Monarch Butterfly may be the most familiar North American butterfly, and is considered an iconic pollinator species. Its wings feature an easily recognizable tawny orange, the veins and margins are black, and there are two series of small white spots in the margins. The Monarch wingspan averages 8-10cm.
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metal earth bugs - tarantula
MMS072

TARANTULA

Comprises a group of more than 900 types of often hairy and very large arachnids. Most species of tarantulas are not dangerous to humans and some species have even become popular in the exotic pet trade. Their prey are insects, rodents and even small birds. In the wild, female tarantulas can live for more than 30 years.
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metal earth bugs - stag beetle
MMS071

STAG BEETLE

The name is derived from the large and distinctive mandibles found on the males that resemble the antlers of stags. It is the largest terrestrial insect in Europe. Males use their jaws to wrestle each other for favored mating sites in a manner that parallels the way stags fight over females.
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metal earth  bugs - scorpion
MMS070

SCORPION

This predatory arachnid has eight legs and is easily recognized by a pair of grasping claws and a narrow segmented tail that is often carried in a characteristic forward curve over its back, ending with a venomous stinger. Scorpions can grow as large as 20 cm. Their venom has a fearsome reputation but only about 25 out of almost 1500 species are known to have venom capable of killing a human.
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Metal Erath Bugs - Praying mantis
MMS069

PRAYING MANTIS

The name comes from the Greek word meaning prophet because they appear to be praying when their forelegs are clasped together. They are carnivorous and are equipped with sharp spines along their front legs to grasp prey. The mantis is a very unique insect in that it can turn its head 180 degrees, has only one ear and some are large enough to capture humming birds.
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