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.
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.
Do ants have lungs and blood? How can they lift things that are much bigger than them? Why do they keep bumping into each other? Discover the answers to these questions and find out more truly amazing facts about the lives of these tiny, crafty insects.
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.
This article explores the 10 deadliest and most dangerous spiders known to exist in the world through an analysis of venom toxicity and fatality rates.
Puss and saddleback caterpillars are attractive insects. Unfortunately, they are stinging caterpillars. In some people, the sting can cause serious problems..
The crucifix frog has a cross pattern on its body. It spends most of its life underground but emerges during the rainy season. The frog makes a sticky substance that may be useful in medicine.
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.
Over the past few decades, the number of undersea species have been steadily declining. Irresponsible human activities are driving these amazing creatures much closer to extinction. Learn more about some of the worlds most endangered marine animals.
Reliable identification of fire ants, carpenter ants, and other potential pests around your home and garden.
Cockroaches are fascinating insects. Some are pests and can transmit microbes that cause disease. One species is kept as a pet. Cockroach robots may be useful in the future.
This article explores the top 10 deadliest snakes in the world, from the Death Adder to the Inland Taipan, along with tips on what to do if you're bitten by a venomous snake.
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.
Bumble bees have surprisingly capable brains. They can play a simple version of soccer and pull a string to get a reward. They may even experience optimism.
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.