The diet of llamas
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
Llamas are interesting animals used as pack animals in the Andes and other areas throughout South America. They are a camelid, a type of even toed mammal that goes along the lines of the family of camels, some cattle, pigs, hippos, goats and even antelope...
March flies, deer flies, horseflies - information about the Tabanidae
By: M E Skeel
March flies: in the Northern Hemisphere they show up in spring so they get this name. Deer flies and horse flies: these names come from some of their favorite targets. All belong to the dipteran family Tabanidae. Deer flies belong to the genus Chrysops while...
By: Greg Spinks
Whitetail deer are amazing animals throughout much of North America and some sections of Central and South America. Their mating season provides an opportune time for observant hunters, nature photographers and those who enjoy the the mystery and beauty of our wildlife. On the downside...
By: Luke Bamforth
The African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana) is the largest species of land dwelling animal on the planet. The height of an adult ranges between 8.2ft (2.5m) and 13ft (4m) and they can weigh from 5 000lbs (2268kg) to 14 000lbs (6350kg), though the largest...
By: M E Skeel
Caddis flies, order Trichoptera, are small flying insects that are probably more closely related to the butterflies and moths (order Lepidoptera) than to true flies (order Diptera). Their forewings are hairy and from this characteristic comes the name of the order: trikhos is Greek for...
Why do animals hibernate in winter?
By: Tami Port MS
The warmer months of the year are busy for animals; a time to feed and breed. Wildlife seems to be everywhere, even in urban and suburban areas. But as the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, the insects, birds and mammals that seemed to...
Why do animals hibernate in winter?
By: James Johnson
Why do animals hibernate in winter? They hibernate to conserve energy and resources during a time when both are difficult to find. It would be a better question of how do animals hibernate, why do not more animals hibernate, or how did hibernation evolve! Those...
What is forensic entomology?
By: Kathryn O'Brien
A fact of life has always been death and for several millenniums humanity has observed certain physical aspects of death which occur in a predictable manner. This predictability has allowed humans to have tools to come to conclusions about how long a person has been...
By: Leonard Konis
One of the most famous explores in history, Charles Darwin discovered the incredible Galapagos Islands (ten) ("galapgaog" in Spanish means saddle and refers to the tortoise shell) in 1835. The location is an archipelago, located in the Pacific Ocean, about 650 miles off the...
By: Barnaby Meins
Imagine you see something fluttering around you one day. It could be a moth or a butterfly but you just don't know how to tell them apart. Well, according to entomologists (people who study insects), the defining difference, without any exception, is in its antennae...

 

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