Insects and Arachnids

When Do Fireflies Emerge From Pupation

When Do Fireflies Come Out?

Can you imagine a summer night without fireflies? The flying, light-producing insects are well-known around the world. But have you ever wondered when, exactly, they start flying? When do fireflies come out? When are they most active, and how long do they stay out each night? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer all of … Read more

When are Fireflies Active

How Do Fireflies Light Up?

The twinkling flashes of fireflies add a touch of magic to summer evenings throughout the U.S. Have you ever wondered how they do it? How do fireflies light up? Why do they produce this glow, and how long does it last? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer all of these questions and more. Why … Read more

do grasshoppers make noise

Do Grasshoppers Make Noise?

It’s the middle of summer, and the air is filled with a variety of insect sounds. Have you ever wondered which insects are producing which sounds? Specifically, you may be curious about grasshoppers. Do grasshoppers make noise like crickets? What do grasshopper noises sound like? How do they make these sounds, and why? Keep reading … Read more

Do Grasshoppers Reproduce Sexually or Asexually

How Do Grasshoppers Reproduce {Explained!}

Like all creatures, grasshoppers have to reproduce to keep their species going. But have you ever wondered how they do it, exactly? How do grasshoppers reproduce? Do they lay eggs or give birth to live young? What do the mating and egg-laying processes look like? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer all of these … Read more

Why Do Grasshoppers Make Noise

Locust Vs Grasshopper: What’s The Difference?

Locusts are generally known as pests of Biblical proportions; but did you know that they still exist today? Not only that; when they aren’t swarming, they often look and act a lot like any regular grasshopper. This may cause you to wonder: what are the differences between these two insects? Are they different forms of … Read more

Is the Grasshopper a Predator or Prey

What Animals Eat Grasshoppers?

Previously, we talked about the many different kinds of food grasshoppers eat; but have you ever wondered what animals eat grasshoppers? You might be surprised at just how many predators these large jumping insects have in the wild. Keep reading as we talk about the natural predators of grasshoppers and what grasshoppers do to avoid … Read more

What Do Grasshoppers Drink

What Do Grasshoppers Eat And Drink?

Grasshoppers are known for having large appetites. In fact, swarming groups of them can destroy crops and fields. So, what do grasshoppers eat and drink, exactly? And just how much food can they eat in a day? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more! What Does the Grasshopper Eat Besides Grass? … Read more

do praying mantis kill hummingbirds

Do Praying Mantises Kill Hummingbirds?

If you’ve ever seen a praying mantis perched on your hummingbird feeder, you may have thought it wasn’t any cause for concern. That is, until you saw the mantis with a hummingbird clutched in its forelegs. Such a sight as this probably shocked you. Do praying mantises kill hummingbirds? Do they actually eat them? How … Read more

What Happens if You Kill a Praying Mantis

Is It Illegal To Kill A Praying Mantis?

You may have heard that you could receive a fine for killing a praying mantis. Perhaps you thought such a law would be a little harsh and you’re wondering if it’s true. Is it illegal to kill a praying mantis? Is the praying mantis a protected species? What would happen if you did kill one? … Read more

Praying mantises

How Smart Are Praying Mantises?

If you’ve ever seen a praying mantis hunting an insect much larger than itself, you may have thought it had to be pretty smart to take down such a foe. But is that true? How smart are praying mantises? Are they the smartest insects in the world, or are there some insects that are much … Read more

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