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The Loudest Insect On Earth

July 29th, 2016

Cicadas are known be extremely loud, and their sounds tend to annoy most people. So it should be of no surprise that Cicada’s are on record as being the loudest insects in existence. The European Mole Cricket was previously believed to make the loudest sounds of any insect. The European Mole Cricket can be heard…

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Why The Oldest Insect Fossil Is Baffling

July 28th, 2016

The oldest insect fossil ever found is three hundred and ten million years old. The insect is most likely a type of Mayfly. What is interesting about this fossil is the fact that there are no insect prints leading to the fossilized insect, and there are also no wings. So how did this insect reach…

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Which Bugs Bites You Should Worry About

July 27th, 2016

For the most part bug bites are just an annoying nuisance. They itch like crazy, and you might get a swollen red bump, but you’re not going to die. However, there are some insect bites you do want to avoid, especially with the increase in insect population that came with the warm and humid summer…

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The Strange Circulatory System Of Insects

July 26th, 2016

Humans possess what is referred to as a “closed circulatory system,” which means that our blood is contained within veins, arteries, capillaries and the heart. Insects, on the other hand, are quite different, as they do not have all these blood transporting networks. Instead, insects, and all arthropods, have what is called an “open circulatory…

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Cheating is Severely Punished in the Paper Wasp Society

July 25th, 2016

Humans are great liars. We practically depend on our ability to lie when it comes to the survival of our species. Both men and women lie and deceive in order to improve their chances of finding a good mate, getting a good job, and achieving a good social position. Let’s be honest. We’d be screwed…

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Another Common Species of Mosquito is Found to Spread the Zika Virus

July 22nd, 2016

Since the ZIka virus began rapidly spreading last year scientists have only cited the mosquito species Aedes aegypti as the culprit behind the transmission of the virus to humans. However, a recent study found that another common species has also been doing its part to spread this nasty virus. Brazilian scientists collected hundreds of Culex…

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High Flying Bugs

July 21st, 2016

Have you ever wondered what altitude insects reach when flying in the sky? Although there is much to be learned about insect physiology and how it handles high altitudes, scientists have developed a few techniques that help determine the height that certain insects can reach. By putting bumblebees into a chamber that mimics high altitudes…

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Bad Guy Bugs – The Northern House Mosquito

July 20th, 2016

When you are covered in mosquito bites after a long day outside under the hot summer sun do you ever wonder which species of mosquito bit you? Was your answer no? Well, don’t worry. You’re among the majority. Most people tend to lump all mosquitos together into one group when they’re thinking about avoiding their…

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Crushed Cricket Craziness

July 19th, 2016

One pair of guys got a nasty surprise when they crushed a cricket. Two men were filmed when one decided to step on a cricket and long worms burst forth. The men can be seen swearing in disgust when they spot the parasite crawling out. Apparently, the cricket was infected with hairworms, which thank god…

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Man Sets Wife on Fire with Insect Repellent

July 18th, 2016

You can probably tell by the title that this story was just too good to pass up, especially with the focus officials have been putting on how necessary insect repellent is lately because of the Zika virus. It would seem that sometimes what could save your life might also bring about a horrible and excruciatingly…

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July 2016