By: Matilda Willows
Could it be their waddling gait and the way they stand up on two feet like humans, or perhaps their rather smart tuxedo-like appearance that endears them to so many? Whatever the reasons for their fascinating appeal, penguins are cute-inducing experts which appear to have...
By: Amelia Emery
The insect order Hymenoptera is one of the largest orders of insects and includes some of the most familiar types of insects known. The insects that belong to this order include bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies. There are over 100,000 different species that belong...
By: Bonnie Taylor - 626743
The insect order Strepsiptera consists of over 600 species. They are fairly unique in that the female insect is parasitic, primarily infecting bees, wasps, cockroaches, leafhoppers, and silverfish. She is an endoparasite, living inside the host body but does not feed off the host organs...
By: Bonnie Taylor - 626743
The insect order Mecoptera is comprised of over 550 species including the scorpion flies, hanging flies, and earwigflies. They are small to medium sized, thin insects with long slender antennae. Their heads extend into a long beak with biting mouthparts creating an appearance similar to...
The characteristics of the insect order Mecoptera
By: Kimberly Napier
Mecoptera belong to the Kingdom of Animals, the Phylum of Arthropoda, the class of Insects and the Order of Mecoptera (Scorpion flies, Hangingflies, and Allies). This order of insects have about 550 species in nine families around the world. These insects live in moist, sylvan...
By: Darren Owen
Insects are amazing creatures. There are over 900,000 species of insects in the world today and more are discovered each month. More insects are found in ten square feet of rainforest than there are people in Manhattan. Each year a third of the world's...
The characteristics of the insect order Mecoptera
By: R. Renee Bembry
The mecoptera insect order consists of several species of scorpion flies, so named for the curvaceous male abdomens that resemble scorpion stings. Some mecopteran insects, such as the Harpobittacus, like to catch insects with their rear legs while holding onto plant life with their front...
The characteristics of the insect order Strepsiptera
By: R. Renee Bembry
The strepsiptera insect order consists of more than 600 species of small parasites with bizarre behaviors. Their nickname, twisted parasite, is befitting since males of the order have hind wings that twist about when they fly. According to EncyclopediaBritannica.com, insects parasitized by this order...
By: R. Renee Bembry
The trichoptera insect order consists of numerous species of moth-like insects called caddisflies that grow to be less than one inch long. Caddisflies get their nickname from their body-shielding case-making habit. The insects have two sets of hairy wings, aquatic larvae, and pupate within silky...
The characteristics of the insect order Siphonaptera
By: R. Renee Bembry
The siphonaptera insect order consists of several species of fleas that suck blood from mammals and birds. The insects tend to be selective about which mammals or birds to make their hosts. Some people call them carnivore fleas. In classifying insect orders, siphonaptera species belong...

 

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