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  • Saddleback caterpillars are great to look at, but not so great if you pick one up. They are loaded with extremely irritating venom and their hairs that will stick in your skin are their delivery system. So, stay away from them and teach your children to keep their distance from all caterpillars.

    Saddleback Caterpillars: Look at Them From a Distance

    Saddleback Caterpillars: Look at Them From a Distance

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • 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 Goodman10

  • Its hard to find a simple answer to the question, How long do ants live? It could depend on caste, habitat, diet, and a lot of other factors that differ from one species to another. Ants have been around for at least 100 million years, and to this day there are at least 12,000 different ant species.

    How Long Do Ants Live?

    How Long Do Ants Live?

    by Cool Rare Animals1

  • Their name implies that the Goliath birdeater tarantulas eat birds, and they do, but not as often as you might think. They also eat a lot of other things, such as lizards, frogs, insects, and pretty much anything else that's smaller than they are, which is a pretty long list.

    Goliath Birdeater Tarantulas Don't Eat Birds Very Often

    Goliath Birdeater Tarantulas Don't Eat Birds Very Often

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • 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

  • 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 Schatzie Speaks29

  • The very colorful stinging nettle catterpillar will eventually become a very drab-looking moth, but while it is colorful and in the larval stage, stay as far away from it as you can because it's sting is extremely painful.

    The Colorful Stinging Nettle Caterpillar Is No Clown

    The Colorful Stinging Nettle Caterpillar Is No Clown

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

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