By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
Most living things (insects included) are diurnal creatures—being active during the day and disappearing as soon as dusk sets in. Others, however, are the exact opposite, including insects that are nocturnal; those to be found sleeping or remaining inactive during the day and being...
By: Benter Adede
An earthworm is an invertebrate animal. An invertebrate animal is an animal without a backbone. An earthworm feeds on dead and live organic matter and is usually found in soil. It is tube shaped with neither legs nor hands and interestingly, its digestive system runs...
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
Grasshoppers and locusts share many similarities, though they differ in terms of size, behavior and change of body color. Grasshoppers are found all over the world where there is plenty of grass or certain species of plants. They are, therefore, herbivores animals signifying their diet...
New legless lizard species found in California
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists in California have made an interesting discovery near a runway at the Los Angeles International Airport. Within the El Segundo Dunes end of one of the runways, the researchers found legless lizards. The species was previously unknown. The two scientists had been searching for...
The differences between grasshoppers and locusts
By: Susan Smalls
Locusts are a type of grasshopper, so the two insects share many characteristics. They both have large compound eyes, antennae, mouths with strong mandibles and elongated hind legs for jumping. Scientifically, there is no taxonomical difference between the two insects; the main difference lies in...
A brief look at nocturnal insects
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Some nocturnal insects include moths, fireflies, mosquitoes, crickets, grasshoppers and katydids. These insects lay eggs, and usually few people like them. Some of them like mosquitoes can cause health problems. Fireflies are fun insects that children will like to find. Crickets fill the world with...
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
Earthworms are invertebrates. They do not have backbones such as reptiles, mammals, birds, fish and amphibians. Insects, spiders, jellyfish and millipedes are examples of invertebrates. Earthworms belong to a group of animals called Annelids. Annelids are segmented worms or worms with little rings. The segments...
The differences between grasshoppers and locusts
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The differences between grasshoppers and locusts are subtle differences. The difference occurs every fifteen or twenty years when the area where they live experiences heavy rain. The heavy rain causes millions of eggs to hatch. This changes the balance of their ecosystem. Scientists have learned...

 

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