Weevils are a certain group of beetle falling under the superfamily Curculionoidea. Small herbivorous insects, most weevils measure around 6-15 mm long and 1-7 mm across. There are over 90,000 known species of weevil, making them one of the most diverse groupings of organisms in the animal kingdom. Because they […]
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Paleontology is the scientific study of life during prehistory. Among the study of paleontology are several subfields that deal with specific forms of life and specific geological eras. Paleoentomology is the study of ancient insects and the environments they lived in. Paleoentomologists use techniques and concepts from a wide range […]
Ladybug is the colloquial name for beetles in the family Coccinellidae. Ladybugs, also called ladybirds and lady beetles, are well known for their diminutive appearance, colorful shell patterns, and agricultural benefits. Most species of ladybugs play an important role as they prey on virulent pests such as aphids or scale […]
Credit: PixabayMost of us have seen a water strider, gliding effortlessly on top of the water like an Olympic figure skater. These bugs have fascinated humans for centuries and also illuminate some interesting physical properties with their ability to walk on water.These small insects belong to […]
Like human beings, insects exhibit varying degrees of sociality. One particular form of social organization that is uniquely found in insect species is known as eusociality. Eusocial species are characterized by a highly organized social structure that features a division of labor and cooperative care of young.
The Land Lobster (Dryococeius australis) has the unique distinction of being the rarest insect in the world. Land Lobsters, also called tree lobsters, are native only to the Lord Howe Island group, a chain of volcanic islands located between Australia and New Zealand. The species was believed to have gone […]
Praying mantis is the colloquial name for insects in the order Mantodea. The order contains over 2,400 species in over 430 genera. The largest family in the order is Mantidae which includes all insects known as mantids. Mantises are found all over the world but are mostly concentrated in temperate […]