It’s not a ginormous mosquito, it’s a crane fly. These large flying insects have gained popularity by being called mosquito hawks, due to the misconception that they hunt mosquitoes. They are also called daddy long legs, in Europe. These insects are more closely related to
If you’re a bug, then you have much to fear. Predators are everywhere. One scary predator in particular is the assassin bug. The name may sound a bit overkill, but these killers are quite skilled at their art of attacking unsuspecting prey and injecting a concoction of
With 15 pairs of long, spindly, fast moving legs, the house centipede is enough to send shivers down the spines of anyone who fears bugs and other general creepy crawlies. These centipedes are not all that bad though and actually help to get rid of other pests in the home.
At first you might think of a kissing bug and say “ahh, they like to kiss you”. Uh… No. They actually bite you on or near your lips and drink your blood, while you sleep. Then they poop on your mouth and leave. How rude! They can also carry a parasite that causes a potentially deadly
Most people hear the word cockroaches and get a chill down their spine. There aren’t many people who appreciate nor can even stand the site of a cockroach. However, they are a very important part of our ecosystem the world over. I used to get an entire audience to take a
Sierra luminous millipedes reside in live oak and giant sequoia forests, and also in meadows. They can be found in Santa Monica, Tehachapi, and southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. As the title presents, these millipedes use bioluminescence as a possible defense/warning
These are the classic Amazonian army ants, infamous for massive and aggressive swarm raids. Like all army ants, this species is nomadic. They are like little pillaging hordes of bloodthirsty barbarians, with a voracious appetite for nearly anything that stands in their way