Horsehair worms are long and slender animals that writhe and form shapes resembling knots with their body. They are parasites that control the behaviour of their host at one point in their life cycle.
The crucifix frog has a cross pattern on its body. It lives mostly underground but emerges during the rainy season. It makes a sticky substance that may have medical uses.
Michigan's native Yellowjackets, Paper Wasps, Cicada Killers and Bald-Faced Hornets have recently been joined by exotic Wood Wasps, according to the USDA. In truth, while wasps may appear threatening to humans, they are integral to the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Katydids are solitary creatures. Rarely will you ever see more than one of them at any given time. And, their life is brief - most only live about a year. This article will give you some insight as to how that brief life is spent.
Hercules beetles are named after the hero of ancient myths. The male has horns that may be very long. The insects can change colour and are found in both the old and the new world.
The crypt-keeper wasp is a parasite that controls another parasitic insect known as the crypt gall wasp. It tunnels its way through the host's head to escape from a gall.
The Sunshine State has all sorts of over-sized bugs and creep-crawlies. This article looks at the biggest spiders in Florida.
This article explores the characteristics and traits of cockroaches. It examines common behavioral patterns, diseases attributed to the insect, as well as common extermination methods that can be used to prevent infestation.
This guide to spring-flying insects will help you identify the butterflies, bees, and other bugs that you see in your garden, yard, and even in your home.
This article examines the infamous Black Widow Spider. It provides a direct analysis of the spider's behavioral patterns, venom toxicity, and general characteristics.
Puss and saddleback caterpillars are attractive insects. Unfortunately, they are stinging caterpillars. In some people, the sting can cause serious problems..
Termites are expanding their range into new territories. This quick and easy guide will tell you if you have a serious problem on your hands.
The banana spider is famous for its beautiful web, which appears to be golden when it shines in the sun. The spider's venom is of the same type as that of a black widow, but much weaker.