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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...

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Cricket Insects: Our planet has about 900 different species of crickets. They all come with a short existence and cannot live more than a year. The word “cricket” comes from the Old French...

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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...