By: Amelia Emery
The insect order Diptera consists of the insects commonly known as true flies, mosquitoes, midges and gnats. This order is made up of 130 families that contain over 98,000 species. Although it is not the largest order of insects, Diptera is definitely the most...
By: Amelia Emery
The insect order Lepidoptera is the second largest order of insects and consists of butterflies and moths. There are 135 families that contain over 110,000 species. Found world-wide, butterflies and moths are some of the most beautiful representatives of the insect world. Both moths...
By: M E Skeel
Siphonaptera are a small order of highly specialised insects known as fleas. There are over 2000 species of fleas worldwide, most of which are ectoparasites of mammals, with about 100 species found on birds. The scientific name, Siphonaptera, refers to the tube (siphon) that is...
By: Daisy Sue
Fleas are tiny, flat, dark, reddish brown insects measuring an average of 1/16 to 1/8-inch (1.5 to 3.3 mm) long. They have no wings but get from one place to another by jumping. They are well known for their ability to leap. Fleas...
The habitat of barred owls
By: Barbara Stanley
The Barred Owl is a mid-sized owl without ear tufts. These owls have mottled brown and gray feathers and large brown eyes. The Barred Owl gets its name from the horizontal bars on the breast and vertical bars on the belly. There is a clear...
By: Earl Roske
Summer picnics. The horseshoe games, family, great smelling barbeque, watermelon, apple pie. And ants. Other unwanted guest can include yellow jackets, and picnic beetles, and flies, and mosquitoes. Summer picnics aren’t just a time for family and friends, there also a time for insects...
By: vinesh thakersee
The common muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus (commonly known by its Abenaki native name musquah), is a fairly large rodent and is a native species to North America. It is found in marshes, quiet streams and ponds. They are found in most areas of the United States...
The diet of scorpions
By: J.J. Doyle
They crawl in the night, stinger held high, poised and ready to strike. Their pincers threatening attack, while their animal instincts size up the unwilling target. The scorpion is a mysterious creature. Often featured in horror movies and shiver-inducing dare shows, the scorpion holds fear...
By: Matilda Willows
The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) is a semi-aquatic rodent, native to North America, although it is found and has been introduced in other parts of the world. They are related to the beaver, and even their habitat preferences are similar to that of the beaver. They...
By: Matilda Willows
Millions of dragonflies migrate every year, just like many other insects, birds and animals; however, the mysterious aspect of such annual adventures lies in the length of such an endeavor. It was commonly known that the Monarch butterfly held the title of covering the longest...

 

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