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A Thistledown Velvet Ant, also known as a Cow Killer, is seen in the Mojave Desert, California. This unusual insect is not really an ant, but a female wasp. Photographer Robert JensenThe female wasp (about long) has

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Macro Photographs of Singapore’s Most Unusual Insects and Arachnids by Nicky Bay Cicadae Parasite Beetle (Rhipiceridae)

Pink Tarantula

nature's making pink tarantulas! A PINK ephebopus cyanognathus tarantula

Can you see me? - the wrap-around spider has a broad flattened abdomen which it wraps snugly around twigs, and with its bark textures skin and coloring it becomes almost impossible to spot, it relies on its camouflage to ambush insects

Noone would ever notice this guy.The wrap-around spider has a broad flattened abdomen which it wraps snugly around twigs, and with its bark textures skin and coloring it becomes almost impossible to spot, it relies on its camouflage to ambush insects

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Empusa Fasciata a species of praying mantis - (female) Popularly named the Glynda!

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Les 34 espèces animales les plus étranges de la planète, notre monde est incroyable

Panda Ant - Mutillidae are a family of more than species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant.

Spicebush caterpillar

Caterpillar of Spicebush swallow tail butterfly Papilio troilus, with false eye spots Misssouri USA: another puppy faced insect.

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Velvet ant species come in a distinct coloration known as aposematic coloration. They are usually blue, orange and white in color. These make them conspicuous to predators helping them avoid velvet ant stings.

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How to Get Rid of Gnats in the House with a Homemade Gnat Trap

(hoping this works for me) This totally works! Done it twice now and it works perfectly. Also read somewhere gnats are attracted to the color yellow so I added a little yellow food coloring the second time. Got more gnats with the yellow!

This insect, bug unit provides interactive, engaging, hands-on, STEM learning about insects, bugs, parts of an insect, ladybug life cycle, ant life cycle, label an insect, insects vs spiders. Use these activities for a science notebook, a science journal, or a science foldable lap book. Perfect for Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. To learn more about "Insect Science Activities", visit www.tunstallsteachingtidbits.com

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The honeypot ant - a perfect example of nature’s strategy to survive in bad times. The honeypot ant or honey ant, is a normal ant species, but has adopted a special strategy to survive when there is a lack of food. Some of the working ants eat food and divert it into sweet syrup and save this syrup in their abdomens. For that, there abdomen grows big like a pot, sometimes to the size of a grape.

Honeypot ants, also called honey ants, are ants which have specialized workers that are gorged with food by other workers to the point that their abdomens swell enormously. Other ants then extract nourishment from them. They function as living larders

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