No See Ums

No See Ums

Today‚Äôs animal is a No See Ums. These insects are also known as biting midges or sand fleas. They are small flies, and their adults are only around an eighth of an inch in length. Color No See Ums are gray. Tiny hairs cover these insects’ wings, creating...
Red Knee Tarantula

Red Knee Tarantula

The red knee tarantula has a stout, wooly body that makes it look almost huggable. But this spider is big enough to feed on small animals and reptiles such as lizards and mice. The red-kneed tarantula also feeds on insects. The bodies of these spiders can grow up to...
Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Today let’s learn about the wolf spider that belongs to the Phylum Arthropoda and the class Arachnida. The scientific name for the wolf spider’s family is Lycosidae, which means wolf in the Greek language. People saw it hunting like a wolf, hence the name....
Stag Beetle

Stag Beetle

The Stag Beetle is a family of beetles in the family Lucanidae. There are approximately 1200 species in this family, which range in size from 5cm to 12cm and are present across the world, usually in areas where there is warm loose soil. Appearance & Behavior The...
Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe crabs are quite endearing-looking little critters that also have quite a peculiar appearance. But, dig deeper, and you’ll find that they are also fascinating animals. Horseshoe crabs are older than time (or at least older than dinosaurs), having been...
Beetle

Beetle

Beetles can be found everywhere in the world. Scientists estimate that there are 350,000 species of beetles found on Earth. This statistic can be frightening for some readers who aren’t fans of bugs. Contrary to what these readers believe, beetles do not bite;...