Trapdoor Spiders

Trapdoor Spiders are a medium-sized mygalomorph (an infraorder of spiders), spiders that construct burrows with a cork-like trapdoor made of soil, vegetation and silk. The Trapdoor Spider is a common...

Black Garden Ants

The Black Garden Ant (Lasius niger) workers are 4-6 mm long, wingless and black or dark brown. They are usually found in large numbers, either around their nests in the soil or following each other...

Weaver Ants

Weaver ants live in trees and are known for their unique nest building behavior where workers construct nests by weaving together leaves using larval silk. Colonies can be extremely large consisting...

False Honey Ant

The false honey ant (Prenolepis imparis) is also called winter ant because these animals remain active at low temperatures during the winter months. This makes them visible to us, especially when...

Pavement ants

Pavement ants earned their name due to their tendency to burrow under sidewalks, driveways and building slabs, piling the resulting dirt in mounds on top of the pavement. They mine the sand and soil...

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Large black ants, by comparison, measuring from .3 in to 1 in length, their name comes from the fact that carpenter ants excavate wood to make nests, which can be confusing, because carpenters make...

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The male Scorpion Fly has scorpion-like tail, hence how it got its name. The Scorpion Fly has a reddish head with a long beak to go along with its black and yellow body. A male Scorpion Fly will woo...

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The Mutillidae are also referred to as “velvet ants”, they are not ants however; they are a family of wasps consisting of more than 3000 species. The female mutillidae are wingless and have very...

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Mantidae (also known as praying mantis) is the common name for an insect of the order Mantodea which are mostly tropical or subtropical. The insect is named after the distinctive way they hold their...

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Scorpions are one of the oldest animals on Earth. Their evolutionary history goes back to the Silurian era 430 million years ago. Their lifespan is not very long though. Scorpions usually live up to...