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Fire ants live in large colonies that consist of up to 250,000 worker ants. Fire ants are so called because of two reasons – first, they have a reddish appearance and second, they have a very...

Type of Flies

Flies are over 100,000 species of flies live on earth. Flies lay their eggs on fruit, food, other animals and even rotting flesh. Their larvae are known as maggots. They look like bits of rice....

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Wasps can be classified in two broad categories: solitary wasps and social wasps. While social wasps account for just a thousand species, solitary wasps form the largest subgroup.  Unlike bees,...

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There are about 6263 species of lizards in this world. Out of the 6263 species, only two species are venomous. They are present everywhere except the continent Antarctica. They can be as small as...

Honey bee

The honey bee has been around for millions of years. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and...

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Blister beetles are members of a family of plant-feeding insects (Meloidae) that contain cantharidin, a toxic defensive chemical that protects them from predators.  Accidentally crushing a beetle...

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The world’s biggest spider is the goliath spider (Theraphosa blondi). It can grow up to 11 inches wide, and its fangs are up to one inch long. It hunts frogs, lizards, mice, and even small snakes...

What are Spiders

There are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders. There are probably as many more to be discovered. Spiders are vital to a healthy ecosystem. They eat harmful insects and pollinate plants....

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Facts related to Cockroaches Cockroaches can live for a week without its head. After the head of a cockroach is cut off, clotting will seal off the neck and prevent blood loss. The brain of a...

Bandicoots Facts

Bandicoots Facts Bandicoot is a small animal that belongs to the group of marsupials. It looks like a rat, but it is actually more closely related to a rabbit.Bandicoots are nocturnal (active at...