Category: Insects & Spiders

The Bad Beekeepers Club: How I stumbled into the Curious

The Bad Beekeepers Club: How I stumbled into the Curious

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They damage buildings by boring into or eating the wood. When jump, they have the highest moving speed in the insect world. They are found in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Female black widows are normally shiny black with a red hourglass marking under their belly. Most species feed on grass and low bushes. When warm weather returns, they finish developing into adults. Go to the emergency room if it spreads beyond the circle.
Entertaining With Insects, or: The Original Guide to Insect

Entertaining With Insects, or: The Original Guide to Insect

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They live in silk lined burrows and crevices. Spiders have a cephalothorax (literally "head-neck") and an abdomen, unlike insects, which have distinct divisions between the head, thorax and abdomen. This combination of threads forms a flat, ribbonlike silk structure called a hackled band. Sandalwood has been used by many cultures for centuries and was first used to repel mosquitoes by burning the leaves, bark or wood. Read the article in Canadian Family Physician by Robb Bennett and Rick Vetter on the misdiagnoses of spider bites in Canada.
The Katydid Fact Book: Amazing and Interesting Facts About

The Katydid Fact Book: Amazing and Interesting Facts About

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You can turn anything into a ladybug once you have black and red paint or markers. Try planting it around your patio or any area that you use in the evenings to keep the air smelling fresh and the mosquitoes on someone else's property. The 110-million-year-old spider web snared three of the four orders of flying insect, suggesting that the evolution of spiders and flying insects is inextricably linked. "Biodiversity of spiders increases over geological time at a very similar rate to that of insects, which basically suggests that as insects are evolving, the spiders are evolving too," said fossil spider expert Dr David Penney of Manchester University, UK, who published details of a similar find last week.
Yorkshire Butterflies & Moths 2010: An Assessment of the

Yorkshire Butterflies & Moths 2010: An Assessment of the

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Image from http://www.toyen.uio.no/palmus/galleri/montre/english/140_346.htm. And remember, a tarantula would rather hide from you than bite you. To do this, jumping spiders build an “ant-proof” lair, weaving an abnormally tough nest that is difficult for ants to tear open. We may not like insects, but there’s no denying that they each play a vital role in the ecosystem. The venom breaks down the body of the prey to make it easier to digest.
A First Look at Birds

A First Look at Birds

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A tarantula will live about 90 percent of its life in a burrow. Dip two raisins in peanut butter and stick on top for eyes. This is the caterpillar that shows up in the desert in the early summer when the Verbenas are blooming. In the American Southwest the Hopis believed that the world began through the activities of Spider Woman, the Earth Goddess. Vietnam is home to over 140 species of snakes, 30 of which are deadly and venomous. They are shy, timid spiders able to move sideways at lighting-fast speed.
Little Busybodies

Little Busybodies

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We know the fascinating trilobites only by their abundant fossils. See this map for the distribution of the Brown Recluse. It is not an important disease vector, but emerges in large numbers after rains and flooding. Like the jumping spiders and lynx spiders, this two-tailed spider also hunts without benefit of a web, though it does have silk strands attached to several of its feet, perhaps as trip wires to warn it of the approach of items of prey or enemies.
Creepy Crawlies (Usborne Pocket Nature with Internet Links)

Creepy Crawlies (Usborne Pocket Nature with Internet Links)

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You already have an abcteach free account. It’s a silly song, but that’s what makes it so appealing. Ladybugs, praying mantis, aphid predators and parasites, lacewings, leafminers, thrips, whitefly parasites and others offer a virtual arsenal against the specific insects the would do our garden harm. The most distinguishing characteristic is the violin-shaped marking on the top of the body directly above the legs. In a few cases, amber has preserved spiders' egg sacs and webs, occasionally with prey attached; [63] the oldest fossil web found so far is 100 million years old. [64] Earlier spider fossils come from a few lagerstätten, places where conditions were exceptionally suited to preserving fairly soft tissues. [63] The oldest known exclusively terrestrial arachnid is the trigonotarbid Palaeotarbus jerami, from about 420 million years ago in the Silurian period, and had a triangular cephalothorax and segmented abdomen, as well as eight legs and a pair of pedipalps. [65] Attercopus fimbriunguis, from 386 million years ago in the Devonian period, bears the earliest known silk-producing spigots, and was therefore hailed as a spider at the time of its discovery. [66] However, these spigots may have been mounted on the underside of the abdomen rather than on spinnerets, which are modified appendages and whose mobility is important in the building of webs.
Bee Happy 2014 Wall Calendar

Bee Happy 2014 Wall Calendar

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Vetstreet interviewed leading wildlife and veterinary toxicology experts who identified the most common and lethal threats to your pets as well as in what parts of the country they reside. Camel spiders are the subject of a variety of legendary claims, many of them familiar to Americans because they were spread by U. The group accounts for over three-quarters of all currently known living and fossil organisms. Both of these birds stand out as the only native woodpecker or owl to the island environment.
Butterflies and Moths (RSPB Pocket Nature)

Butterflies and Moths (RSPB Pocket Nature)

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You do not have to pick creatures you learned about in this WebLesson. Other spiders have tracheae which are breathing tubes held open by rings of chitin. If you dream about a spider with multiple eyes, then it highlights female intuition. The cuticle of scorpions is covered with hairs in some places that act like balance organs. Cockroaches carry an old stigma of "bad housekeeping." The species youll encounter in NM is Latrodectus hesperus (western widow).
The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture: A Cyclopedia of Everything

The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture: A Cyclopedia of Everything

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There is a report of an anaphylactic reaction to contact with a huntsman spider. The female is normally shiny black, with a yellowish orange to red hourglass (sometimes just a dot) marking on the underside of the abdomen. All spiders have venom that is injected through the hollow fangs (chelicerae) into the living prey to immobilize the prey and begin the digestion process. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan).