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  • Spiders both fascinate and frighten people. Check out these weird, amazing, interesting and fun facts about spiders taken from science, history, literature and mythology with cool photos and videos.

    Top 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Spiders

    Top 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Spiders

    by Amanda Littlejohn34

  • If we don't have bees, we won't have food. Amazing facts on the frightening loss of bees across the globe. Story and video on why we need bees.

    What Will Happen If Bees Become Extinct?

    What Will Happen If Bees Become Extinct?

    by Marcy Goodfleisch77

  • The top 5 scariest and deadliest bugs on this earth. A list compiled from many sources to deliver to you a nightmare-inducing read that will surely have you quaking in your boots.

    5 Badass Bugs—Scariest Insects on Earth

    5 Badass Bugs—Scariest Insects on Earth

    by John Smith10

  • Formosan termites may not worry about moth holes in their sweaters, but they are the first insects discovered to fumigate their nests with naphthalene. Scientists have discovered that termites, like the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Coptotermes formosanus), produce naphthalene - a hydrocarbon - which they apparently use as a defense against natural enemies, such as ants. People use the compound to rid human nests of carpet beetles and clothes moths, and to repel intruders such as bats and star

    Termites and Naphthalene (Mothballs)

    Termites and Naphthalene (Mothballs)

    by drdollars0

  • There are now many invasive insect species in Britain, and they can have a big impact on the environment. So let's have a look at what damage they cause and how they are affecting native species

    Problems Caused by Invasive Insect Species in the UK

    Problems Caused by Invasive Insect Species in the UK

    by AnimalWrites12

  • 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 Seldom Eat Birds

    Goliath Birdeater Tarantulas Seldom Eat Birds

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fireflies are some of the most fascinating insects you will ever see if you have been fortunate enough to see one. Unfortunately, they are not as common as they once were. Where have all of the fireflies gone?

    Oh Firefly, Where Art Thou?

    Oh Firefly, Where Art Thou?

    by Jamie Brock134

  • 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 McKenney9

  • If you found a striped caterpillar and you're wondering what it is, then this quick and easy-to-follow guide is for you. This guide will help you identify the caterpillars you find and teach you some fun facts about them along the way.

    Striped Caterpillar Identification Guide

    Striped Caterpillar Identification Guide

    by GreenMind Guides11

  • 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.

    Katydids: A Short, Sedentary, Solitary Life

    Katydids: A Short, Sedentary, Solitary Life

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney10

  • Do centipedes bite? Yes, some do. Here's what you need to know about centipede bites, "Spooky Toxin," and when to worry.

    Do Centipedes Bite?

    Do Centipedes Bite?

    by GreenMind Guides3

  • Ants may have been the first creatures to learn how to work together in a colony, build cities, and practice agriculture. Learn this and many more fascinating facts about ants here.

    Ants: Their History, Life, and Purpose

    Ants: Their History, Life, and Purpose

    by Theophanes Avery21

  • Cicadas come out once every 13 or 17 years. I have learned a lot about Cicadas through my children and just being in an area that has tons of Cicadas.

    Interesting Facts About Cicadas

    Interesting Facts About Cicadas

    by Melanie Casey5

  • 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 Animals2

  • 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.

    Ants Selectively Infected With Cordyceps "Zombie" Fungus

    Ants Selectively Infected With Cordyceps "Zombie" Fungus

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • 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.

    Termite or Ant? Here's How to Tell

    Termite or Ant? Here's How to Tell

    by GreenMind Guides0

  • Are the caterpillars in your garden toxic? Do they sting? Will they seriously damage your plants? The answers are in this easy and authoritative guide to garden caterpillars.

    Garden Caterpillar Identification and Guide

    Garden Caterpillar Identification and Guide

    by GreenMind Guides5

  • Look for these silky nests on the Thistle plants about the time that the Thistles are about to flower.When the caterpillars are close to pupating at the end of the fifth instar, they will become suddenly active as they search for a good location to transform into a chrysalis.

    Painted Lady Caterpillars to Butterflies: The Butterfly Lifecycle

    Painted Lady Caterpillars to Butterflies: The Butterfly Lifecycle

    by Mrs. Menagerie8

  • So why do aggressive wasps always bother people? This article explores not only the problem itself, but how to avoid it and why we as humans largely cause much of the problem ourselves....

    Why Do Aggressive Wasps Always Bother People?

    Why Do Aggressive Wasps Always Bother People?

    by Cindy Lawson167

  • 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

  • Ever wonder how spiders breathe? Learn more about the respiratory system of spiders and how it works.

    How Spiders Breathe

    How Spiders Breathe

    by L Sarhan4

  • You have seen zombies on film and TV shows, but have you seen real-life zombie ants? Continue reading to learn more.

    Cordyceps and Zombie Ants

    Cordyceps and Zombie Ants

    by Patrick2

  • Black Caterpillar with Spikes and Red Bands: What is it? Did you find a black fuzzy caterpillar? Does it look like this? If so, you might have a giant leopard moth caterpillar, also known as a great leopard moth or an eyed tiger moth (scientific...

    Black Fuzzy Caterpillar

    Black Fuzzy Caterpillar

    by puzzlerpaige214

  • 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

  • Learn about dragonflies, what they eat, and how they fly as well as the type of habitat in which they live. We'll also explore some of the more popular myths and legends surrounding the dragonfly.

    Dragonfly Facts and Symbolism

    Dragonfly Facts and Symbolism

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC62

  • If you see yellow garden spiders in your garden, don't squash them! Be thankful. Argiope aurantia are large, bright, beautiful and beneficial predators. They are also a sign of healthy garden ecology.

    The Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope Aurantia)

    The Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope Aurantia)

    by Jill Spencer51

  • Now on the endangered list, small colonies of the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly survive in only four states in the US. Can the forces that are destroying their wetlands be stopped?

    Can the Rare Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Be Saved?

    Can the Rare Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Be Saved?

    by Chantelle Porter6

  • The black widow and the brown recluse are the only two poisonous spiders in North Carolina. Good housekeeping can reduce the risk of being bitten by them.

    Poisonous Spiders in North Carolina

    Poisonous Spiders in North Carolina

    by Thomas Byers32

  • Do termites bite people? Are they harmful? What can you do to treat a termite bite? Find answers to all these questions and more. Also learn to identify the kind of termites infesting your home!

    Do Termites Bite People?

    Do Termites Bite People?

    by Brandon Lobo2

  • 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: Admire Them From a Distance

    Saddleback Caterpillars: Admire Them From a Distance

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • 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 McKenney8

  • The only naturally occurring poisonous spider in Maryland is the Black Widow spider. Learn how to identify several other spider species, their habitats, behaviors, and what you can do to deter them.

    How to Identify Maryland Spiders

    How to Identify Maryland Spiders

    by Thomas Byers9

  • 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.

    World's 9 Most Endangered Marine Animals

    World's 9 Most Endangered Marine Animals

    by Cool Rare Animals0

  • 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.

    Cockroaches: A Brief Introduction

    Cockroaches: A Brief Introduction

    by Larry Slawson8

  • 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!

    Why You Should Spark That Hidden Insect Entomologist in You

    Why You Should Spark That Hidden Insect Entomologist in You

    by John3

  • Once you've managed to overcome your fear of spiders, they turn out to be fascinating creatures. Here's 8 unusual facts about these arachnids.

    8 Unusual Facts About Spiders

    8 Unusual Facts About Spiders

    by aa lite45

  • 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..

    How Do Insects Survive Winter?

    How Do Insects Survive Winter?

    by Kate P0

  • 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.

    Black Widow Spider Silk in World War I and II

    Black Widow Spider Silk in World War I and II

    by Schatzie Speaks29

  • 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.

    Black Widow Spider Identification

    Black Widow Spider Identification

    by GreenMind Guides23

  • What are the most painful stings in the insect world? Here's everything you need to know about the top ten most painful stings on earth.

    The Most Painful Insect Stings

    The Most Painful Insect Stings

    by FCM10

  • 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.

    Do Ants Have Lungs? 11 Surprising Ant-Related Questions Answered

    Do Ants Have Lungs? 11 Surprising Ant-Related Questions Answered

    by Cool Rare Animals0

  • 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 Theophanes Avery26

  • The paper kite butterfly is one of my very favorite butterflies. They are black and white, but large and lovely. They are attracted to beautiful, colorful flowers and a joy to observe.

    The Paper Kite Butterfly

    The Paper Kite Butterfly

    by Paula12

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

    6 Biggest Spiders in Florida

    6 Biggest Spiders in Florida

    by Paul Goodman13

  • From their host-finding antics to their survival skills, ticks are amazing creatures. In some ways, they're practically superheroes of the insect world (evil superheroes, that is) with a thirst for adventure and some, well ... pretty incredible super-tick powers.

    Five Freaky Facts About Ticks

    Five Freaky Facts About Ticks

    by Jill Spencer19

  • It may read like science fiction, but these fascinating examples of insect behavior come from the dedicated study by the late Thomas Eisner, the Father of Chemical Ecology.

    How Insects Use Chemicals to Survive

    How Insects Use Chemicals to Survive

    by Catherine Tally14

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