Nearctic fauna

Nearctic fauna

[nē′ärd·ik ′fȯn·ə]
(ecology)
The indigenous animal communities of the Nearctic zoogeographic region.
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Velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) are major components of the Nearctic fauna. Despite their abundance, however, little is known of their natural history.