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Lacewing

Lacewing is the common name for small, fragile insects of the 2 most common families (Chrysopidae, green lacewings; Hemerobiidae, brown lacewings) of order Neuroptera.

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Lagomorpha

Lagomorpha, order of mammals containing 2 families: the rabbits and hares (Leporidae), and the small, lesser-known pikas (Ochotonidae).

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Lamprey

Lamprey, group of primitive vertebrates which, together with hagfish and various extinct forms comprise the fish class Agnatha.

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Lark

   Lark is a common name for small songbirds of the primarily Old World family Alaudidae.

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Leech

Leech (class Hirudinea) is a segmented annelid worm with 34 segments, many external rings and no setae (bristles).

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Lobster

Lobster, term applied to 4 groups of decapod ("10-footed") crustaceans: the coral, slipper, spiny and clawed lobsters.

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Loon

Loon (family Gaviidae) is a common name for a distinctive group of 5 large, swimming birds, all confined to the Northern Hemisphere and all occurring in North America.

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Louse

Louse is the common term broadly used for certain insect pests of mammals, birds, plants (aphids), books (book lice), etc, and for crustaceans (sea lice), living commensally with aquatic mammals and fish.

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Lynx

The lynx is a medium-sized, carnivorous mammal of family Felidae. Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) is distinguished from the North American bobcat by its tufted ears, large feet, long legs and lack of a white patch below the tail tip.

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Mackerel

Mackerel (Scombridae), family of pelagic (open-sea) fishes of class Actinopterygii. The family also includes tunas, albacores, skipjacks, bonitos and ceras.

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Magpie

Magpie is a common name for birds of several genera in the crow family. Some 20 species are known worldwide; however, only the black-billed magpie (Pica hudsonia) is found in Canada.

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Mammal

The word mammal is derived from the milk-producing mammary glands that are unique to the class Mammalia.

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Mantid

Mantid are carnivorous insects of the order Dictyoptera, related to cockroaches and more distantly to the grasshoppers and crickets (order Orthoptera).

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Marmot

The marmot is a large, diurnal, burrowing rodent of the squirrel family, native to Eurasia and North America.

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Marsupialia

Marsupialia, order of mammals belonging to the infraclass Metatheria, comprising some 280 living species, of which two-thirds are found in Australia.

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Marten

Marten (Martes americana), slender weasel specialized for life in the northern coniferous forests; found from Alaska and BC to Newfoundland and into the US.

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Mayfly

Mayfly is the common name for small, fragile, soft-bodied insects comprising the order Ephemeroptera (from Greek ephemeros, meaning, "living a day," and ptera, “wings”).

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Meadowlark

The meadowlark is a robin-sized bird with a bright yellow breast marked by a black crescent.

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Midge

Midge, name given to several groups of small, slender-bodied flies.

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Millipede

Millipede (class Diplopoda), terrestrial, usually elongate arthropod with a small head and short antennae.