The Bear Bug (Panda Ant)

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Although the panda-ant appears to be charming, its sting is really unpleasant! Although it is technically not an ant, but rather a wasp, its colors and patterns are aposematic, indicating that other predators should avoid it. Only the female has wings, and despite being dubbed the “cow-killer ant,” its sting isn’t the most lethal or […]

The Mystery Moth

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Have you ever considered moths to be cute? If not, the Venezuelan poodle moth, can completely change your mind. The Venezuelan poodle moth is a new species of moth that is still a mystery. Dr. Arthur Anker, a naturalist from Bishkek, Kyrgystan, discovered it in 2009. Dr. Arthur Anker took a snapshot of the Venezuelan […]

Centipede VS Millipede: Which One?

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A centipede and a millipede. What is the difference? This is what we are talking about today! I did A LOT of research for this, so hang tight! Centipedes: Leggy Wigglers A centipede has many body segments, or parts. The centipede has two legs per segment, except for the last two segments, which have no legs […]

Tarantulas

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I know, I might sound kind of weird but one of my favorite animals are Tarantulas… Tarantulas give people the creeps because they have large, hairy bodies and legs. While these large spiders can take a painful bite out of a human, a tarantula’s venom has a low toxicity to people. Tarantulas move slowly on […]

The Spiders of The Water

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This article is about spiders who like water and can even live in it. Fishing Spider The fishing spider can move across the surface of the water as easily as across a rock. It can chase insects on the water surface, or lure insects and small frogs within reach of attack by sitting quietly and […]

Cordyceps: The Mind-Controlling Fungus

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Have you ever heard of a fungus that takes over insects through mind control and turns them into living ‘zombies’? Well, if you haven’t yet, let me introduce Cordyceps to you. Cordyceps, mostly found in tropical forests or jungles, is a parasitic fungus known for infecting insects by releasing spores that attach and penetrate its […]