Category Archives: Insects

Cicada

From Prince William Forest Park, Occoquan, Virginia CicadaHemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadoidea I’ve experienced the cicadas before when i was younger, and once again got to see a few of them, up close and personal. As we were camping in Prince William … Continue reading

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“Zombie” Fly Parasite Killing Honeybees – Yahoo! News

By Katherine Harmon | Scientific American – 22 hrs ago cross-posted via WordPress “Press This”  A heap of dead bees was supposed to become food for a newly captured praying mantis. Instead, the pile ended up revealing a previously unrecognized suspect in colony collapse disorder a mysterious condition that … Continue reading

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Vespula germanica: The German or European Wasp, aka “Yellow Jackets”

Tidbinbilla Nature reserve*Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * German or European Wasps: The Yellowjacket Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apocrita: Vespidae: Vespula germanica Common Names: German Wasp, European Wasp, Yellow Jackets, the fake paper wasp. Localities: Northern hemisphere and native … Continue reading

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