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Blue metalmark (Lasaia sula)

The Blue Metalmark is a species of butterfly in the family Riodinidae that is native to North America. It ranges from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the United States south to Honduras and inhabits subtropical forests, forest edges, and agricultural areas. The top of the wings is metallic blue while the undersides are checkerspotted and grayish-brown. The wingspan is 2.2 to 3.2 cm (0.87 to 1.26 in).

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Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus)

Sometimes known as the northern speckled racer, the speckled racer is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake that occurs from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas south to Colombia. They typically inhabit areas with dense vegetation that are near permanent water sources. True to their common names speckled racers are fast moving predators that feed mainly on frogs and toads, but are known to consume a wide variety of other prey as well.


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