Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Spooky Halloween-themed wildlife

We challenged our twitter followers & colleagues to come up with spooky, Halloween-themed wildlife names. Here is the list so far:

Plants - Ghost Orchid  Devil's-bit Scabious, Fang-toothed Hawkweed, Creeping bent, Witch hazel, Skull-cap, Bloody cranes-bill

Fungi - Ghost Bolete,  Ghost Shield,  Devil's Bolete,  Devil's Fingers, Devil's Tooth, Witches' Butter, Witches' Whiskers Lichen, Witches' Broom, Death cap,

Inverts - Phantom Midge, Devil's Coach-horse  (a rove beetle), Ghost Moth, Deathwatch beetle, Grey dagger moth, Deaths head hawk-moth, Killer shrimp, Gadd fly, Ghost swift moth

Mammal - Vampire bat, Noctule bat 

Amphibians - Common toad, Natterjack toad

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