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  • If any beetle was said to have an “explosive personality,” it would have to be the bombardier beetle.They may appear to be your average, everyday beetle,…
  • In this corner, weighing in with approximately 700 different species in the United States … the Butterflies. And in the opposite corner, weighing in with…
  • Thanks to the children’s novel Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, most of us are familiar with the circular shape of an orb weaver spider web. Charlotte…
  • Imagine enjoying beautiful summer evenings without the nuisance of mosquitoes.Humans and other animals know mosquitoes as annoying, buzzing bloodsuckers.…
  • If you live in our northern states, some years spring can’t come soon enough. Seeing your first butterfly of the year must be a sure sign that spring has…
  • If you’re a Star Wars fan, they may remind you of the Sarlacc and its deadly sand pit in the "Return of the Jedi."In their adult life stage, antlions are…
  • Imagine a grizzly bear that can run over 135 miles per hour.Obviously, a grizzly can’t run that fast, but factoring in their smaller size, that’s what…
  • When it comes to finding a potential mate for female Australian walking sticks, they can afford to “swipe left” all day.That’s because many species of…
  • There are nearly 2,000 species of scorpions in the world. And while individual species may live thousands of miles apart, they have one thing in common:…
  • Beware the dragonfly – This is great advice if you are just about any other flying insect, because dragonflies are incredible predators that rule the…