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  • The Sunshine State has all sorts of over-sized bugs and creep-crawlies. This article looks at the biggest spiders in Florida.

    The 6 Biggest Spiders in Florida

    The 6 Biggest Spiders in Florida

    by Paul Goodman8

  • Most people confuse bees, wasps, and hornets, but there are several significant differences between the three. This article was written to educate you about those differences.

    Hornets, Bees and Wasps:  Which Is Which?

    Hornets, Bees and Wasps: Which Is Which?

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney3

  • The Jerusalem cricket is an interesting insect with bizarre looks that can be pretty frightening, but as long as you don't provoke them unnecessarily, they won't bite - and they aren't poisonous.

    The Jerusalem Cricket:  It's Really Just a Potato Bug

    The Jerusalem Cricket: It's Really Just a Potato Bug

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney5

  • Cockroaches. They may be icky but they've got a lot of tricks up their hard little sleeves and you might be shocked to know what they're capable of and where they came from. Turn your repulsion to fascination right here with one click. I dare you.

    The Fascinating Truth About the World's Oldest Pests: Cockroaches

    The Fascinating Truth About the World's Oldest Pests: Cockroaches

    by Theophanes25

  • Honey bees are very smart despite having tiny brains. They can learn; they have good memories, and they can communicate using a unique symbolic language.

    How Smart Are Honey Bees?

    How Smart Are Honey Bees?

    by Catherine Giordano27

  • Honey bees are an amazing insect that is gaining support because of their importance in agriculture and producing food. Here are five interesting facts that most people don't know.

    5 Little-Known Bee Facts

    5 Little-Known Bee Facts

    by Chris Andrews9

  • Few people are aware of how black widow spiders contributed to the World War II effort, but they had a significant impact. In fact, a LIFE magazine article published on August 30thof 1943 credited each of several government employed arachnids with spinning between 100 and 180 feet of thread a week.This thread was then used to make cross hairs in the gunsights of U.S. Army instruments of war.

    American Black Widow Spiders Bring Victory in World War I and II

    American Black Widow Spiders Bring Victory in World War I and II

    by Pilar29

  • If you're not afraid of bugs, you might be after you read this article and find out what they look like up close. Brave photographers have made that possible, using macro photography.

    Bugs up Close and Why We Are Glad They're Small

    Bugs up Close and Why We Are Glad They're Small

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • Exploring the diversity of insects that fly at dusk and into the night is enhanced by using an age old formula of 'moth-bait' painted onto tree trunks on a well known path.

    Moth Baiting: How to Create Moth Bait

    Moth Baiting: How to Create Moth Bait

    by Joseph G Kunkel0

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