Top 10 insects factsInsects quiz
These large insects occupy the same ecological niche in New Zealand, as rodents do elsewhere. What is it?
Weta are very large by insect standards, with body length up to 10cm (4 inches). Their physical appearance is like a katydid, long-horned grasshopper, or cricket, but the hind legs are enlarged and usually very spiny.
For what (mainly) earwigs use pliers?
For defend themselves . Earwigs are characterized by the cerci, or the pair of forceps-like pincers on their abdomen; male earwigs generally have more curved pincers than females. These pincers are used to defend themselves and fold their wings under the short tegmina. The antennae are thread-like with at least 10 segments.
What is happening here?
A wasp captured a tarantula. The female wasp named tarantula hawk captures, stings, and paralyzes the spider, then either drags her prey back into her own burrow, where a single egg is laid on the spider’s abdomen. Of these two, you should rather avoid the wasp, as it's sting is among the most painful of any insects, second maybe to bullet ant only.
Why is a bullet ant called a 'bullet'?
Its bite feels like a bullet. The ant named on account of its powerful and potent sting. It inhabits humid lowland rain forests from Nicaragua to Brazil, where it is often called "Hormiga Veinticuatro" or "24 (hour) ant", referring to the "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours".
The honeydew honey is a dark, strong type of honey. What is honeydew?
Secretion of aphids. Honeydew is a sugar-rich sticky liquid, secreted by aphids as they feed on plant sap. When their mouthpart penetrates the phloem, the sugary, high-pressure liquid is forced out of the anus of the aphid. Honeydew is then collected by honey bees.
What is the biggest butterfly in Europe?
Papilio machaon, also called Swallowtail or Schwalbenschwanz is a great butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 7.5 cm the Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE.