The Cinnamon Flatbug (Aradus cinnamomeus) is a small insect in the Aradidae family.
The Cinnamon Flatbug is blackish-brown with pale-brown shoulders. It has a flat carapace with rounded ends. It has wings but they are unfit for substantial flight. It has bulging eyes. Its antennae have four segments.
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Do Bumblebees play?
A recent study published in Life magazine in November 2022 shows Bumblebees playing with wooden balls.
The study on Buff-Tailed Bumblebees found that they seem to play with wooden balls rather than go around them to get to a food snack.
The Buff-Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris audax) is an insect in the Apidae family of bees. It is also known as the Large Earth Bumblebee. It feeds on pollen from flowers.
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How far can a Grasshopper hop?
A Grasshopper is a plant-eating insect in the Orthoptera order and is common across the globe. It is terrestrial (a ground-dweller) with powerful back legs and wings.
It jumps without using its wings. It extends its large, powerful hind (back) legs and pushes against the ground to lift off. The force of the push propels it into the air.
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How often does a Tarantual spider eat?
The Tarantula spider is a large, hairy arachnid. It can grow to 5-25 centimetres (2-10 inches).
The Tarantula spider is terrestrial, or ground-dwelling.
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The Dock Leaf Bug (Coreus marginatus) is a medium-sized insect in the Coreide family of squash bugs and leaf-footed bugs. It is also known as the Brown Squash Bug.
The adult Dock Leaf Bug is light mottled brown with a broad oval abdomen. Its lower abdomen has a lighter amber-brown, oval-shaped marking. At the front of its head, it has two thorns, called antenniferous tubercles, between its dark-tipped, four-segmented antennae. Other squash bugs don’t have these thorns.
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The Hairy Shieldbug (Dolycoris baccarum) is an insect in the Pentatomidae family of shieldbugs. It is also known as the Sloe Bug.
The Hairy Shieldbug can vary in colour, although the pronotum (plate part that covers the thorax) and the elytra (wing casings) are reddish-purple. The scutellum (shield) is ochre-brown. During winter, the basic colour is dull brown. The edges of the connexivum have black and whitish markings. The whole body underneath the shield is quite hairy – it looks like it is covered in dust and carpet hair. Its antennae have 4-5 black and white sections. It has big, round, black eyes on a small head. The male and female look similar.
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It can be difficult to tell the difference between male and female insects, except if they look very different – i.e. when they are dimorphic.
When male and female animals look the same or similar, they are monomorphic.
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The number of humans in the world is about 8 billion. But how many ants are there?
Entomologists (insect scientists) from the University of Wurzburg in Germany and the University of Hong Kong published their findings of global ant populations in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in September 2022.
The entomologists studied 489 research papers about ant populations.
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How hardy is the Cockroach?
There are about 30 Cockroach species across the world, from nine different families. All of them are said to be very hardy, which means that they can survive many challenges in their environment.
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The Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) is an insect in the Libelludlidae family of dragonflies. It is also known as the Nomad Darter.
The male Red-Veined Darter has a deep-red abdomen with a red-brown thorax. Its eyes are brown above and blue-green below. Its wings have red veins and the base of its hind-wings (back wings) is yellow. The female is similar, but her abdomen is yellow-brown with two black lines along each side. Her wings have yellow veins. Both the male and female have black legs with some yellow markings.
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The Small Common Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) is an insect in the Lycaenidae family of blue butterflies.
The Small Common Blue male has iridescent blue wings above with a thin, black-brown border and white fringe. The female is brown above with blue flecks, like dust, and orange spots. Both the male and the female have a row of red or orange spots along the edge of the hindwing (back wing).
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What is a group of midges called?
A midge is a very small, two-winged, flying insect.
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What is a group of gnats called?
A gnat is any species of tiny, biting and non-biting, flying insect in the Mycetophilidae family, Anisopodidae family, and Sciaridae family of the Nematocera order.
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What are the similarities and differences between the bat, bird, and insect?
The bat is a mammal, whereas the bird and insect are not mammals.
The bat and bird have two legs, whereas the insect has six legs.
The bat, and many species of birds and insects can fly. The bat is the only mammal that can fly.
The bat, bird, and insect fly in different ways.
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Which insect is the most feared insect on Earth?
The most feared insect on Earth is the one that transmits an infectious disease to a lot of humans.
There is an insect whose infected parasitic bite can cause fever, tiredness, vomiting, coma, and death in humans. The disease that the insect spreads occurs mostly in tropical and sub-tropical regions. In 2020, there were 241 million cases of the disease worldwide, resulting in an estimated 627,000 deaths.
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Do all insects have six legs?
Insects include many different types of creatures, such as ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, cockroaches, crickets, dragonflies, fleas, grasshoppers, silverfish, termites, wasps, and more.
The 4-stage life cycle of an insect is egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Some insects only have a 3-stage life cycle: egg, larva, and adult.
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The 17-Spot Ladybird Beetle (Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata) is a small insect in the Coccinellidae family of ladybird beetles and ladybugs. It is a coccinellid beetle.
The 17-Spot Ladybird Beetle has yellow-orange elytra (two wing cases) with 17 black spots. Its pronotum is yellow with 5 black spots. Its shiny body is oval-shaped and slightly domed. Its wings are hidden underneath the wing cases. It has black compound eyes. Its antennae are light-brown and slightly thickened at the ends. Its neck shield has white spots and usually covers its head. It has little black legs.
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The Western European Ringlet Butterfly (Aphantopus hyperantus hyperantus) is an insect in the Nymphalidae family of butterflies.
The Western European Ringet Butterfly has chocolate brown to black wings and a dark-brown hairy body. The upper and lower sides of its wings are solid brown with small, yellow-ringed eyespots. The number of eyespots is variable. The juvenile butterfly has a velvety appearance and is almost black with a white fringe (margin) on each wing. It lightens in colour as it ages.
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How far can a flea jump?
There are many different types of fleas in the Pulicidae family of fleas. For example, a dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis) lives on a dog, but other species of fleas live on other animals.
The flea is tiny, growing to about 3 millimetres (an eighth of an inch) long, which is about the size of a sesame seed.
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The Potter Wasp (Eumenes dubius) is an insect in the Vespidae family of petiolated wasps (with a long thin waist called a petiole). It is a vespid. It is also called a Mason Wasp.
The Potter Wasp is black with yellow markings. The first part of its metasomal section (abdomen section) is narrow and elongated with a bulbous appearance. It has a very thin, long, waist. The thorax is about the same size and shape as the abdomen. Its wings are attached to the thorax. Its six legs are also attached to the thorax. It folds its wings longitudinally when it is resting. It has a large head, large eyes, and a pair of segmented antennae that curl at the tip.
The female Potter Wasp has a stinger but she is not aggressive. The stinger is also the ovipositor which she uses to lay eggs.
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