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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...

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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...

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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...

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Millipedes Millipedes are those long black bugs with what seems like a million tiny legs that you see crawling in your bedroom windows and that curl into a tight ball when threatened. They...

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Centipedes: Centipedes are elongated, with flat, segmented bodies that contain a pair of legs per segment; the most common color of centipedes is brown and reddish orange. The name centipede, which...

Facts of Silverfish

Silver Fish: One of the oldest insects in the world, silverfish have inhabited the planet for over 400 million years – that’s 100 million years before dinosaurs even existed! While silverfish are...

Dust Mites Facts

DUST MITES: Dust mites are most often found in beds. They may also be found living in carpet, furniture, and clothing. Dust mites primarily feed on dead skin shed by humans and other animals. They...

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WOOD BORER: Wood boring beetles are species and families of insects, larval stages of these beetles, who cause most of the damages, are commonly known as woodworms. Many types of wood borer beetles...