The Sunshine State has all sorts of over-sized bugs and creep-crawlies. This article looks at the biggest spiders in Florida.
Identify that furry or fuzzy caterpillar you found with the help of this quick, easy, and authoritative guide.
Bees play a very important role in pollinating flowers, but the insects are disappearing. Pesticides may be at least partly responsible for this disappearance.
An informative article about mind-controlling fungi called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato that only affects ants in the Camponotini tribe causing strange behavior and ultimate death to any ant infected.
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.
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.
In the fall they disappear, and then in the spring they appear again. But what happens to all the insects during the cold, snowy winter months? Read more..
Insects and entomology are way UNDERRATED. Many perceive insects to be creepy and disgusting. However, travels, social interactions, environmental and social awareness come with this science. Explore the less known adventures in the world of insects now!
Black widow spiders, scientific name Latrodectus mactans, are among the most venomous of all arachnids. I have been working with insects and spiders for almost 20 years and I get a lot of questions about black widow spiders. This article addresses all of your black widow concerns and curiosities.
Spiders are fascinating animals that help us by removing harmful insects from the environment. Spider silk is very strong and is potentially useful for humans.
Named after the caterpillar's resemblance to an elephant's trunk, the elephant hawk-moth caterpillar interestingly transforms into a colorful moth. Although, when the caterpillar's head recoils, two large eye-like markings behind the head suggest a snake-like animal, often frightening predators.
Puss and saddleback caterpillars are attractive insects. Unfortunately, they can hurt us because they are stinging caterpillars. A sting may create relatively minor problems, but in some people the sting can cause serious and potentially dangerous symptoms.