"Smallish insects, generally of a black color, with the elytra rather shorter than the body, which is usually of a square form." — Goodrich, 1859

Four-Spotted Beetle

"Smallish insects, generally of a black color, with the elytra rather shorter than the body, which is…

The great spotted cuckoo divides its time between North Africa and Southern Europe, laying its eggs in the nests of other birds for them to rear its offspring as their own.

Great spotted cuckoo

The great spotted cuckoo divides its time between North Africa and Southern Europe, laying its eggs…

"Two to three feet long, haunts deep water, and feeds on small fish and crustacea. Found on the British coasts." — Goodrich, 1859

Large Spotted Dogfish

"Two to three feet long, haunts deep water, and feeds on small fish and crustacea. Found on the British…

Also known as the spotted or spruce grouse, the Canada grouse is found in the northerly latitudes of the North American contitent.

Canada Grouse

Also known as the spotted or spruce grouse, the Canada grouse is found in the northerly latitudes of…

"Or butter-fish, so called on account of the mucous secretion with which its sides are covered; it is ten inches long, and has a long, sword-shaped body; it is found in pools left by the tide, and occasionally under stones or sea-weed, common in Europe." — Goodrich, 1859

Spotted Gunnel

"Or butter-fish, so called on account of the mucous secretion with which its sides are covered; it is…

This image depicts a female spotted Java chicken.

Mottled Java Hen

This image depicts a female spotted Java chicken.

Feeding primarily on worms and insects, the spotted tortoise averages three to four inches in length.

Spotted tortoise

Feeding primarily on worms and insects, the spotted tortoise averages three to four inches in length.

A spotted warbler, frequently found in Southern Africa

Spotted Warbler

A spotted warbler, frequently found in Southern Africa

The great spotted woodpecker measures an average of nine and a half inches long, and is found throughout Europe.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

The great spotted woodpecker measures an average of nine and a half inches long, and is found throughout…

Common in England and distributed across Europe, the lesser spotted woodpecker measures about five and three-quarter inches in length.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Common in England and distributed across Europe, the lesser spotted woodpecker measures about five and…

Found in Southern Europe, the middle spotted woodpecker has a black coat, with a crimson underside and a red spot on its head.

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Found in Southern Europe, the middle spotted woodpecker has a black coat, with a crimson underside and…