Spiders & Insects
Spiders are Arachnids. Arachnids have eight legs and are divided into 2 body parts. Arachnids include Spiders, Scorpians, Ticks, Mites, Camel Spiders, and Daddy Long-legs. Unlike Insects, Arachnids have never developed flight.
Insects have six legs, antennae, and are segmented into 3 body parts. They are the most diverse animal group living on the planet today with over 1 million described species. Insects make up perhaps 90% of all animals that have ever lived! Mar 28
No, this isn't a make-believe place. It's real.
Three-dimensional imaging of living chrysalises shows how butterflies develop. Internal anatomy of V. cardui as it develops within the chrysalis. The tracheal system is blue, the midgut is red, the air lumen is green, and the Malpighian tubules (part of the excretory system) are orange. prev next expand
Clap if you believe: Tinkerbella nana fairyfly. Photograph: Dr John T Huber The family Mymaridae includes more than 1,400 species of diminutive insects called fairyflies. They are not flies at all, but tiny wasps that deposit their eggs inside the eggs of other insects. Most of these parasitoids are found in tropical latitudes and the southern hemisphere, where they attack unborn offspring of true bugs, beetles, flies, barkflies and dragonflies. The family includes the smallest of all known insects , Dicopomorpha echmepterygis, from Central America, whose males are a mere 139μm That is smaller than quite a few single-celled protists.
Earlier this month, entomologists were debating the odd phenomenon of an enormous spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground for over 200-yards over a trail in a North Texas park. Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park said the massive web is a big tourist attraction for some, but others refuse to go anywhere near it. "At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland," said Donna Garde, superintendent of the park about 45 miles east of Dallas. "Now it's filled with so many mosquitoes that it's turned a little brown.
Jun 16, 2012 If you’ve ever wondered why honeybees tend to die after stinging someone this picture says it all.
Camel spiders became an Internet sensation during the Iraq war of 2003, when rumors of their bloodthirsty nature began to circulate online. Many tales were accompanied with photos purporting to show spiders half the size of a human. For many years, Middle Eastern rumors have painted camel spiders as large, venomous predators, as fast as a running human, with a voracious appetite for large mammals. The myths are untrue.
As another season of epic annual monarch butterfly migration comes to an end here in Mexico, we started thinking about our accidental encounters with the fluttery masses last year.
A quick trip into the back garden often throws up a slew of photographic opportunities.
With a name like the assassin bug, you can be sure this is one tough insect.
Nature photography - pictures of animals, pictures of birds, pictures of butterflies, macro photography of insects, plant photos, pictures of mushrooms. The most beautiful and unique images of nature. Great photographers observe nature by Canon, Nikon cameras, equipped with the best lenses - see all species in our gallery and listen to the birds' and animals' voices.
The two-inch-long (five-centimeter-long) black insects are shrouded in mystery—all of the wasp specimens caught so far have been dead.
A video from Ants: Nature's Secret Power shows off the complicated, seemingly human abilities of non-human builders
A simple eye (sometimes called a pigment pit [ 1 ] [ 2 ] ) refers to a type of eye design or optical arrangement that contains a single lens which detects light.