POR CLASIFICAR. Ravoux's slavemaker ant. Unlocking the Secrets of Animal Locomotion. Students discover that native ants use chemical weapon to turn back invading Argentine ants. Trevor Sorrells A native winter ant in the act of trying to apply a drop of the whitish toxin it can secrete from its abdomen onto an Argentine ant.
The angle of the photograph distorts the relative sizes of the two species, which are roughly the same size. Argentine ants are taking over the world – or at least the nice temperate parts. They've spread into Mediterranean and subtropical climates across the globe in sugar shipments from Argentina, and no native ant species has been known to withstand their onslaught – until now. Burying beetle. Burying beetles or sexton beetles (genus Nicrophorus) are the best-known members of the family Silphidae (carrion beetles).
Most of these beetles are black with red markings on the elytra (forewings). Burying beetles are true to their name- they bury the carcasses of small vertebrates such as birds and rodents as a food source for their larvae. They are unusual among insects in that both the male and female parents take care of the brood. Robber flies - Asilidae. Common name: robber flies scientific name: Asilidae (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae) Introduction - Distribution - Description - Biology - Behavior - Key to the Subfamilies of Florida Asilidae - Selected References Introduction (Back to Top) The robber flies are an abundant and diverse family (Asilidae) known for their predatory behavior.
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