Insects and Arachnids

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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

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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

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

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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

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