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BUMBLEBEE  The Bumblebee is a widely distributed social insect know for its ability to collect nectar from flowers and pollinate plants.  Bumblebees are large yellow and black flying insects with a...

Carpet Beetles

There are two types of carpet beetle commonly found in Europe. They are both 3mm long, but the ‘fur beetle’ is black with a single white spot on each wing case, and the ‘varied carpet beetle’...

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are black with reddish or orange markings on their back. Adult boxelder bugs have a body shape that is a somewhat-flattened and elongated oval and is about half an inch long. They have...

Lawn Beetles

Lawn Beetles (Heteronychus arator) is a species of beetle in the subfamily Dynastinae (the rhinoceros beetles). It is commonly called African black beetle or black lawn beetle The African...

Mayflies

Mayflies have been around for more than 300 million years – since far before the dinosaurs existed! Mayflies live underwater in streams for most of their lives (as larvae). They can only live in...

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...