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Fireflies. Animals: Butterflies and Monarch Migration. Global rating average: 0.0 out of These are sites provide information on the life cycle, habitats, and behaviors of butterflies.

Animals: Butterflies and Monarch Migration

View images and see the distribution of various butterfly species. Learn about wildlife migration and why it occurs. Several sites focus on monarch butterflies and their annual migration. An eMINTS WebQuest on monarch butterflies and their life cycle is linked. Grades Links Butterfly School This site provides information on butterfly behaviors, metamorphosis, and more. The Stunning Glasswinged Butterfly. Sep 23, 2011 Photograph by SWAMIBU.

The Stunning Glasswinged Butterfly

Cellular Respiration. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation 2D says, “We Monarchs need lots of energy to live our lives.

Cellular Respiration

As adult butterflies, we siphon nectar from flowers. That is high in sugar, which our mitochondria ‘burn for fuel,’ via the process of cellular respiration, so our bodies can use the energy for other things, including flying all the way to Mexico to spend the winter. While we are ‘cold-blooded,’ you might actually see us using cellular respiration to warm up before we begin to fly. To you humans, that might look like we’re ‘shivering,’ but by rapidly twitching our flight muscles, thereby stimulating the mitochondria to do cellular respiration, we’re able to warm up those muscles to prepare for flight.” Luna Moth. Leafy Butterfly. Weed killers threaten Lange's metalmark butterfly. Weed killers commonly used to control invasive plants in the Bay Area also kill off butterflies, a federal toxicology study has found.

Weed killers threaten Lange's metalmark butterfly

Butterfly populations common to the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge dropped by as much as a third when the larvae and host plants were sprayed with each of three standard herbicides, according to the study commissioned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Monarch butterfly migration Mexico. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there!

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If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on the Trans-Americas Journey. <div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> Fly Parasite Turns Honey Bees into Zombies. Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides. Image credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images What was killing all those honeybees in recent years?

Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides

New research shows a link between an increase in the death of bees and insecticides, specifically the chemicals used to coat corn seeds. The study, titled "Assessment of the Environmental Exposure of Honeybees to Particulate Matter Containing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Coming from Corn Coated Seeds," was published in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science & Technology journal, and provides insight into colony collapse disorder. Bee brains calculate better than expensive computers. Bees could now be in the running for the title of most efficient being known to man.

Bee brains calculate better than expensive computers

A new study has found that our honey producing friends are better at mathematical functions than today’s most powerful computers. According to Natural News, the study says bees are able to quickly calculate the shortest flying routes among their network of flowers and plants in order to minimize flying time, a feat that even the speediest computers take days to solve.

Researchers have been trying to figure out the best way to design travel routes for a long time. The best designed routes minimize travel time and increase efficiency. It turns out bees have already figured out the whole route calculation problem and probably haven’t had to worry about it like humans do. Butterfly wings feel the heat & News in Science (ABC Science) News in Science Monday, 13 February 2012 Stuart GaryABC Lepidoptric imaging Scientists are using a five million year old design to make a better infrared detector.

Butterfly wings feel the heat & News in Science (ABC Science)

Dr Radislav Potyrailo and colleagues at General Electric in the United States are copying the microscopic structures found on the scales of butterfly wings to develop new technology with medical, industrial and military applications. Bizarre "King of Wasps" Found in Indonesia. The two-inch-long (five-centimeter-long) black insects are shrouded in mystery—all of the wasp specimens caught so far have been dead.

Bizarre "King of Wasps" Found in Indonesia

"I'm not certain any researcher has ever seen one alive, but they are very bizarre-looking," said study co-author Lynn Kimsey , an entomologist at the University of California, Davis, who co-discovered the insect. Argentine Ants Use Chemical Warefare. 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.

Argentine Ants Use Chemical Warefare

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.

The Assassin Bug. Concrete Poured Into Ant Colony Reveals Insect Megalopolis. A video from Ants: Nature's Secret Power shows off the complicated, seemingly human abilities of non-human builders. Intricate Wing. Simple Eye in Invertebrates. Head of Polistes with two compound eyes and three ocelli A simple eye (sometimes called a pigment pit[1][2]) refers to a type of eye form or optical arrangement that contains a single lens.

A "simple eye" is so called in distinction from a multi-lensed "compound eye", and is not necessarily at all simple in the usual sense of the word. The eyes of humans and large animals, and camera lenses are classed as "simple" because in both cases a single lens collects and focuses light onto the retina or film.

Many insects have compound eyes consisting of multiple lenses (up to tens of thousands), each focusing light onto a small number of retinula cells. Giant insects disappeared thanks to falling oxygen levels and agile birds. The World’s Heaviest Insect Is 3,500 Times More Massive Than the Smallest Vertebrate. The World's Biggest Insect Is So Freaking Huge It Can Eat a Carrot. The Bug With Built-in Sidekicks. Entomology. An insect resembling a leaf Entomology (from Greek ἔντομος, entomos, "that which is cut in pieces or engraved/segmented", hence "insect"; and -λογία, -logia[1]) is the scientific study of insects, a branch of arthropodology, which in turn is a branch of zoology. In the past the term "insect" was more vague, and historically the definition of entomology included the study of terrestrial animals in other arthropod groups or other phyla, such as arachnids, myriapods, earthworms, land snails, and slugs.

This wider meaning may still be encountered in informal use. At some 1.3 million described species, insects account for more than two-thirds of all known organisms,[2] date back some 400 million years, and have many kinds of interactions with humans and other forms of life on earth. History of entomology[edit] Wasps Can Recognize Faces. BBC Nature - Firefly sex success: the secret is in the gift-giving. 8 July 2012Last updated at 01:52 By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature, Ottawa, Canada The scientists still do not understand how female fireflies sense the size of a male's nuptial gift.

Entomological Society of America (ESA) 35 Amazing and Colourful Photographs of Dragonflies. Zooillogix † Myrmecology.