Hyla arborea<b>European tree frog</b> (<i>Hyla arborea</i>) in Aggtelek National Park, Northern Hungary.The European tree frog is, despite its common name, also widespread in the temperate regions of Asia, all the way to Japan. It responds to approaching rain by croaking and in the past it was sometimes kept to serve as a kind of a barometer.
Meridiastra calcar<b>Carpet sea stars</b> (<i>Meridiastra calcar</i>) in a shallow rock pool, Tasmania, Australia. Carpet sea stars are commonly found in rock pools along the coast of southern Australia and Tasmania. Unlike most other sea stars, carpet sea stars produce live young instead of eggs. They are also renowned for their diversity and can be found in almost any color or color combination.
Papilio machaon<b>Common yellow swallowtail</b> in Aggtelek National Park, Northern Hungary.
Vombatus ursinus<b>Bare-nosed wombat</b>, Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia. Wombats are grazing marsupials found in Tasmania and mainland Australia. They are the largest burrowing mammals in the world. The bare-nosed wombat, also known as the common wombat, is the most widely distributed of the three remaining species.
Rosalia alpina<b>Rosalia longicorn</b> (<i>Rosalia alpina</i>) in Aggtelek National Park, Northern Hungary.<i>Rosalia alpina</i> is a large longhorn beetle found in Europe and the Middle East. It lives in deciduous forests, particularly beech or maple forests, with sufficient decaying wood for the larvae to feed on. It is threatened by habitat loss, mainly due to a decline in the availability of dead wood, and is strictly protected throughout much of its range.
Bufo viridis<b>European green toad</b> (<i>Bufo viridis</i>) in Aggtelek National Park, Northern Hungary.
Coenonympha glycerion<b>Chestnut heath</b> (<i>Coenonympha glycerion</i>) in Aggtelek National Park, Northern Hungary.
Lucanus cervus<b>European stag beetle</b> (<i>Lucanus cervus</i>), male, Aggtelek National Park, Northern Hungary.Male stag beetles are usually larger than the females and have enlarged, antler-like mandibles used in a ritualistic wrestling between males. <i>Lucanus cervus</i> is widespread throughout the temperate regions of Europe and the Near East, but its numbers are declining due to habitat loss.
Zygaena ephialtes<b>Variable burnet</b> (<i>Zygaenea ephialtes</i>) in Aggtelek National Park, Hungary.
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