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The Christmas Beetle

This Holiday season, as sure as the shopping malls become packed with crazed shoppers; and as sure as young children wake way too early Christmas morning; so too will the Christmas beetle appear, on cue, in large numbers across most of Australia. Christmas Beetles Christmas beetles (Anoplognathus) are a classification of beetle found in Australia that consists of some 35 different beetle species from the family Scarabaeidae. These beetles are called Christmas beetles, because of their frequent emergence close to Christmas each and every year. Why Christmas Beetles Appear At Christmas The reason these beetles are so common around the Christmas holiday, is because of their seasonal life cycle. The… Read More

Dive-Bombing Wasps

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Tiny Dive-Bombing Parasitic Wasps How cool is this? A teeny, tiny wasp hunts it’s unsuspecting prey by hovering half an inch above the ground; and attacks by diving-bombing into it’s target. This newly discovered species of parasitic wasp, Kollasmosoma sentum, is a natural born assassin in the insect world. The tiny wasp will cruise along looking for an ant to assault and deposit an egg into. When a poor unsuspecting ant is located by the miniature wasp, it will quickly dive and inject an egg into the ant. The ant’s only defense when it realizes it’s being attacked, is to roll over and try to fight back with it’s mandibles… Read More

5 Things You Might Not Know About Arizona Bark Scorpions

The Arizona bark scorpion is the only species of scorpion in Arizona, that can cause very serious harm to small children (and anyone who is ill or has a compromised immune system), and can truly be considered life threatening. However, thanks to a powerful anti venom scorpion stings are now rarely life threatening. Aside from their powerful, painful and venomous sting, here are five (5) remarkable facts about the Arizona bark scorpion, you might not have known: The Arizona bark scorpion has 8 jointed legs, that are lightly covered in hair, which helps the scorpion detect subtle vibrations; in the air. Although all other species of scorpions are known to… Read More