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All rights to the articles published in the Articles section and images in the Gallery section and/or used as illustrations to descriptions or articles are reserved by their authors. These materials are published at with permission from their authors. In order to use them elsewhere obtaining permission from the author is required website administratorhe may be able to help.

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[51198] Euchrysops cnejus [787259] Ischnura elegans [1004244] Cleonis pigra Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) = Pyrameis cardui — Репейница, чертополоховка, чертополоховая углокрыльница [941120] Coreidae

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