Animals that Start with L

On this page you’ll discover a rundown of astonishing creatures starting with l, along with pictures and fascinating realities about every creature. You can discover more about large numbers of the creatures (and see pictures and recordings) by following the connections.

Find creatures starting with the letter ‘L’

Lacewing

Lacewings are creepy crawlies that have two sets of fragile, veined wings. There are various lacewing species. The most notable are individuals from the family Chrysopidae, also called green lacewings.

Lacewings are individuals from the request Neuroptera – an enormous gathering of creepy crawlies that has been around since before the dinosaurs!

Ladybug/Ladybird

Ladybugs (known as ladybirds outside of North America) are little creepy crawlies known for their brilliantly shaded, spotted wing cases. There are more than 6,000 types of ladybug and they are discovered from one side of the planet to the other.

Ladybugs feed on creepy crawlies like aphids (greenflies) which can be destructive to crops. Consequently, nursery workers are regularly satisfied to see ladybugs on their vegetables.

Some ladybug species, like the harlequin ladybird, are obtrusive species. In spite of the fact that they were initially acquainted with assistance ranchers, their quality can be unsafe to local ladybug species.

Lammergeier

Scientific Name: Gypaetus barbatus

Conservation Status: Near Threatened

The lammergeier is a vulture that is found in hilly districts in Europe, Asia and Africa. The species is otherwise called the whiskery vulture. Albeit the lammergeier’s reach (the region where it is found) is huge, the species is extremely uncommon and it is imagined that there are less than 7,000 lammergeiers left in nature.

The lammergeier benefits from carcass. Its stomach juices are exceptionally acidic, and can separate enormous bones inside 24 hours.

Leafcutter Ant

Leafcutter subterranean insects are enormous insects found in Central and South America. They live in colossal states which can contain up to 8 million bugs.

Leafcutter insects gather leaves and other vegetation and carry it to their homes. Here, the plant matter is bitten and used to develop growth in a space of the home known as a ‘contagious nursery’. The growth is eaten by the sovereign and different insects that don’t leave the home.

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Scientific Name: Dermochelys coriacea

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

The leatherback ocean turtle is the world’s biggest turtle and the fourth-heaviest living reptile (just three crocodilians are bigger). The leatherback ocean turtle gets its name from its thick, weathered carapace (shell). It is the lone ocean turtle not to have a hard shell.

Leatherback turtles relocate significant distances between their rearing and taking care of grounds, and are found in mild waters from one side of the planet to the other.

The leatherback is the solitary ocean turtle in the family Dermochelyidae. The six other ocean turtle species are in the family Cheloniidae.

Leech

Leeches are annelids (ringed worms) in the subclass Hirudinea. They have a sucker at one or the flip side of their bodies.

A few types of bloodsucker join themselves to different creatures (counting people) and – utilizing uncommonly adjusted mouthparts containing many minuscule, sharp teeth – drink their blood!

Previously, specialists utilized parasites to attempt to fix their patients of different illnesses. It was imagined that having blood eliminated by a parasite would help re-establish the body’s regular equilibrium.

Lemming

Lemmings are little Arctic rodents. They are in the clan (a gathering of related creatures) Lemmini. Lemmings are herbivorous (plant-eaters), and eat an assortment of plant matter including leaves and shoots.

Every so often, under positive conditions, lemming populaces can abruptly develop drastically. These populace blasts cause enormous quantities of lemmings to move away from their origin.

These huge scope movements brought about the fantasy that enormous gatherings of lemmings hurl themselves off bluffs.

Lemur

Lemurs are primates that are just found on the island of Madagascar. There are around 100 types of lemur, a significant number of which are presently imperiled. The littlest lemur is the mouse lemur; the biggest the indri.

Leopard

The leopard is the fourth-biggest feline species. Its particular coat is brilliant yellow and shrouded in spots called rosettes (they’re more similar to ‘rings’ than ‘spots’). The panther is covert and solid. It goes after creatures like pronghorns and deer.

The leopard is amazingly solid. To keep different hunters from taking its food, the panther can drag its prey up a tree.

Leopard Seal

Scientific Name: Hydrurga leptonyx

Conservation Status: Least Concern

The leopard seal is an enormous seal found along the coastline of Antarctica. Dull, panther like spots on its chest and undersides give the species its name. The panther seal is a fearsome hunter. It goes after penguins and surprisingly on different seals.

Limpet

Limpets are little, shelled creatures that append themselves to rocks and feed on green growth. Most limpets are found in saltwater conditions, despite the fact that there are limpets that live in freshwater.

Limpets are individuals from the class (an enormous gathering of related creatures) Gastropoda. Different gastropods incorporate snails and slugs.

Lion

Scientific Name: Panthera leo

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

The lion is the second-biggest types of feline. Just the tiger is bigger, in spite of the fact that there is a lot of cover in the species’ sizes (for example numerous lions are bigger than tigers).

Most wild lions live in Africa. The solitary lions found in the wild outside of Africa live in India’s Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. A 2015 overview found that there were 523 lions present around here.

Lions can live in a wide scope of environments, just keeping away from tropical rainforests and the inside of the Sahara desert.

The lion is more friendly that most different felines. It lives and chases in bunches called prides.

Llama

Scientific Name: Lama glama

Conservation Status: Domestic

The llama is an individual from the family Camelidae, also called the camel family. The llama was initially trained in South America a long time prior. Today it is cultivated for its fleece in South America as well as in numerous different pieces of the world.

Lobster

Lobsters are enormous scavengers that live in the ocean. Their long bodies are ensured by a hard exoskeleton (for example an outer skeleton). Lobsters have five sets of legs. The front three sets of legs all have paws, albeit those on the chief pair are a lot bigger than the others.

Lobsters utilize their long receiving wires to feel their way around the dim sea depths.

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