Insects and Arachnids

Karner Blues Live in Oak Savannas

Karner Blue Butterfly Fun Facts

A subspecies of the Melissa blue, Karner blue butterflies are unique and beautiful little butterflies native to parts of eastern North America. If you’re hoping to learn more about these butterflies, look no further! In this article, we’ll discuss environmental needs, habits and habitats, life cycle, and other Karner blue butterfly fun facts. 1. Karner … Read more

Are Fireflies Endangered?

Why Are Fireflies Going Extinct?

One of the best parts of summer is watching fireflies light up the night. But have you noticed how there seem to be fewer fireflies every summer? What is causing this? Why are fireflies going extinct? And is there anything you can do to slow this decline? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer all … Read more

Are Dragonflies Dangerous to People?

Are Dragonflies Dangerous To Humans?

Dragonflies. You see them buzzing around all summer throughout most of the world; maybe you’ve even seen them hunting other insects. They can look pretty intimidating, so this may have caused you to wonder: are dragonflies dangerous to humans? Do they behave aggressively toward people? Do they bite or sting? Keep reading as we explore … Read more

are grasshoppers helpful or harmful

Are Grasshoppers Helpful Or Harmful?

Grasshoppers are a pretty common sight each summer. You have probably seen them hopping around your yard or heard them chirping out their songs. If you have a garden, you may have also noticed bug damage left behind by your hungry resident grasshoppers. So, you may be wondering: are grasshoppers helpful or harmful? Keep reading … Read more

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

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