Insects Archive

  •   Budwing Mantis Facts   Many people believe the most noteworthy fact about the Budwing Mantis to be its exceptional voraciousness. That’s because, unlike most of the more than 2,400 […]

    Budwing Mantis

      Budwing Mantis Facts   Many people believe the most noteworthy fact about the Budwing Mantis to be its exceptional voraciousness. That’s because, unlike most of the more than 2,400 […]

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  •   Mole Cricket Facts   Many consider the most noteworthy thing about the Mole Cricket to be what you do not notice: their presence! That occurs because they spend the […]

    Mole Cricket

      Mole Cricket Facts   Many consider the most noteworthy thing about the Mole Cricket to be what you do not notice: their presence! That occurs because they spend the […]

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  •   Question Mark Butterfly Facts   First of all, the Question Mark Butterfly remains one of the lesser known Lepidoptera in its endemic range. Yet its distinct characteristics make it […]

    Question Mark Butterfly

      Question Mark Butterfly Facts   First of all, the Question Mark Butterfly remains one of the lesser known Lepidoptera in its endemic range. Yet its distinct characteristics make it […]

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  •   Bluebottle Ant Facts and Information   Without doubt, the most noteworthy fact about the Bluebottle Ant remains the confusion over their name. That confusion occurs because this bi-colored insect […]

    Bluebottle Ant

      Bluebottle Ant Facts and Information   Without doubt, the most noteworthy fact about the Bluebottle Ant remains the confusion over their name. That confusion occurs because this bi-colored insect […]

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  •   Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish Facts   The name itself gives the most noteworthy fact about the Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish.  They remain the largest known existing freshwater invertebrates in […]

    Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish

      Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish Facts   The name itself gives the most noteworthy fact about the Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish.  They remain the largest known existing freshwater invertebrates in […]

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  •     Arizona Unicorn Mantis Facts   The presence of a horn-like cone in the middle of their forehead ranks as the most noteworthy fact about the Arizona Unicorn Mantis. […]

    Arizona Unicorn Mantis

        Arizona Unicorn Mantis Facts   The presence of a horn-like cone in the middle of their forehead ranks as the most noteworthy fact about the Arizona Unicorn Mantis. […]

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  • Cecropia Moth Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the beautiful Cecropia Moth comes as no surprise; it ranks as the largest species of moth endemic to North America. This […]

    Cecropia Moth

    Cecropia Moth Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the beautiful Cecropia Moth comes as no surprise; it ranks as the largest species of moth endemic to North America. This […]

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  •   Giant Prickly Stick Insect Facts   The Giant Prickly Stick Insect possesses a restricted habitat range. Yet they reproduce prolifically, so the IUCN lists them as a Species of […]

    Giant Prickly Stick Insect

      Giant Prickly Stick Insect Facts   The Giant Prickly Stick Insect possesses a restricted habitat range. Yet they reproduce prolifically, so the IUCN lists them as a Species of […]

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  •   Stalk Eyed Fly Facts   The Stalk Eyed Fly represents one of those insects that display a rather extreme difference between the genders. In their case, it’s because the […]

    Stalk Eyed Fly

      Stalk Eyed Fly Facts   The Stalk Eyed Fly represents one of those insects that display a rather extreme difference between the genders. In their case, it’s because the […]

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  •   Hummingbird Hawk Moth Facts   The Hummingbird Hawk Moth is a beautiful and rather remarkable insect. Their mimicry of a hummingbird represents an excellent example of convergent evolution. They are […]

    Hummingbird Hawk Moth

      Hummingbird Hawk Moth Facts   The Hummingbird Hawk Moth is a beautiful and rather remarkable insect. Their mimicry of a hummingbird represents an excellent example of convergent evolution. They are […]

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  • Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle Facts   First of all, the Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle inhabits an extremely limited range. They also occur ONLY in a portion of the […]

    Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle

    Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle Facts   First of all, the Coral Pink Sand Dune Beetle inhabits an extremely limited range. They also occur ONLY in a portion of the […]

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  • Shrill Carder Bee Facts   The distinctively hued Shrill Carder Bee is a rather small species of bumblebee. In fact, this insect is one of the smallest of all known […]

    Shrill Carder Bee

    Shrill Carder Bee Facts   The distinctively hued Shrill Carder Bee is a rather small species of bumblebee. In fact, this insect is one of the smallest of all known […]

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  • Hornet Robberfly Facts   The Hornet Robberfly is a fly species that has actually evolved to resemble a stinging hornet. This evolutionary camouflage provides remarkable protection. Unlike most flies, this […]

    Hornet Robberfly

    Hornet Robberfly Facts   The Hornet Robberfly is a fly species that has actually evolved to resemble a stinging hornet. This evolutionary camouflage provides remarkable protection. Unlike most flies, this […]

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  • Vietnamese Centipede Principle Facts   The Vietnamese Centipede is actually highly venomous! Their toxin is not generally considered life threatening under normal circumstances, however. Yet, the venom CAN generate extreme pain. This […]

    Vietnamese Centipede

    Vietnamese Centipede Principle Facts   The Vietnamese Centipede is actually highly venomous! Their toxin is not generally considered life threatening under normal circumstances, however. Yet, the venom CAN generate extreme pain. This […]

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  •   The Velvet Ant is the collective term for of any of the more than 3000 species of  insect. These insects are actually wasps…being neither bee nor ant.  Now THAT is […]

    Velvet Ant

      The Velvet Ant is the collective term for of any of the more than 3000 species of  insect. These insects are actually wasps…being neither bee nor ant.  Now THAT is […]

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  •   The Tansy Beetle is an extremely rare species of leaf beetle. Furthermore, their numbers are diminishing. Due to this, recovery efforts ARE now underway. These consist of regular surveys […]

    Tansy Beetle

      The Tansy Beetle is an extremely rare species of leaf beetle. Furthermore, their numbers are diminishing. Due to this, recovery efforts ARE now underway. These consist of regular surveys […]

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  •   The Luzon Peacock Swallowtail is a uniquely beautiful species of Lepidoptera. This butterfly is also (sadly!) extremely rare and is rarely photographed. In addition, the Luzon Peacock Swallowtail was […]

    Luzon Peacock Swallowtail

      The Luzon Peacock Swallowtail is a uniquely beautiful species of Lepidoptera. This butterfly is also (sadly!) extremely rare and is rarely photographed. In addition, the Luzon Peacock Swallowtail was […]

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  •   The Ornithoptera Chimaera is an insect so are that it HAS no common name! This beautiful (and it IS… isn’t it?) butterfly is a member the birdwing family. The […]

    Ornithoptera Chimaera

      The Ornithoptera Chimaera is an insect so are that it HAS no common name! This beautiful (and it IS… isn’t it?) butterfly is a member the birdwing family. The […]

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  •   The Great Capricorn Beetle is a member of the “longhorn” family (I wonder WHY!). In the European portion of its range, it is considered the largest beetle. Look at […]

    Great Capricorn Beetle

      The Great Capricorn Beetle is a member of the “longhorn” family (I wonder WHY!). In the European portion of its range, it is considered the largest beetle. Look at […]

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  •   The Golden Northern Bumblebee (what a name!) is an important pollinator within its habitat range. Sadly, the IUCN currently lists this insect as Vulnerable. This colorful species was, in […]

    Golden Northern Bumblebee

      The Golden Northern Bumblebee (what a name!) is an important pollinator within its habitat range. Sadly, the IUCN currently lists this insect as Vulnerable. This colorful species was, in […]

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