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Redback spiders

10 Spiders That Look Like Black Widows

If you’ve ever seen a black widow, you probably wanted to get far away from it as quickly as possible. But was it really a black widow you saw, or could it have been a lookalike? As it turns out, there are many spiders in the world that have red and black markings, similar body … Read more

common buckeye

10 Butterflies That Migrate

You may have heard that, like birds, many species of butterflies migrate. Have you ever wondered which species do this, and why they do it? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re going to take a closer look at some of the butterflies that migrate. Butterflies That Migrate 1. Monarchs Monarchs are … Read more

Queen butterflies

7 Butterflies That Look Like Monarchs

Monarchs may be the kings of the butterfly world, but they are not the only butterflies to have striking orange and black wings. There are other butterflies out there that have the same colors, and some of them look like they could be the monarchs’ twins. So, without further ado, let’s talk about some of … Read more

Insects That Look Like Leaves

15 Insects That Look Like Leaves

There are literally millions of insect species in the world, and as you might expect, they have developed many different ways to blend in with their surroundings and hide from predators. Some insects do this by taking on the appearance of leaves, twigs, or other plant materials. In this article, we’ll talk specifically about insects … Read more

Do Ants Have Brains?

Do Ants Have Brains And Hearts?

Ants are a common sight throughout the world. You may have observed a group of ants working together to steal a cookie crumb or fight off other insects, and perhaps this led you to wonder about their intelligence. How smart are ants? Do they have brains and hearts? What about other internal organs? What is … Read more

wasp beetle

7 Insects That Look Like Wasps

Paper wasps, yellowjackets, hornets–all of these insects belong to the same family known collectively as wasps. There are around 150,000 species of wasp, and as you might imagine, they vary widely in appearance. But did you know there are other insects that don’t belong to this family despite looking and behaving similarly? Keep reading to … Read more

honey bee

10 Insects That Look Like Bumble Bees

You’ve probably noticed a variety of insects flying around a patch of flowers in the summertime. You may have also noticed that some of these insects look remarkably similar to each other. How can you tell them apart? Today, we’re going to look specifically at insects that look like bumble bees and how to distinguish … Read more

where do fireflies go in the winter

Where Do Fireflies Go In The Winter?

You see them flying around and flashing throughout the longest, warmest months of the year; but have you ever wondered, where do fireflies go in the winter? What do they do when the weather turns cold? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more. Where Do Fireflies Go in the Winter? Most … Read more

What Do Fireflies Eat And Drink

What Do Fireflies Eat And Drink?

You see them filling the summer nights with yellow-green flashes; but have you ever wanted to know more about the everyday lives of fireflies? Specifically, what do fireflies eat and drink? What animals eat fireflies? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer all of these questions and more. What Do Firefly Larvae Eat? Firefly larvae … Read more

What is a Firefly’s Life Cycle

Why Do Fireflies Die So Soon?

In the 1988 anime film Grave of the Fireflies, a little girl named Setsuko buries a bunch of the little dead insects. With tears in her eyes, she asks her older brother, “Why do fireflies have to die so soon?” The question is haunting in the context of the movie, which details the tragic plight … Read more

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