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Scorpions – Can All Scorpions Kill Humans?

Scorpions – Can All Scorpions Kill Humans?
With their strong front pincers and curved stingers, scorpions even look scary. These fearsome features are just two of the tools scorpions use to survive. Scorpions have been around for millions of years and they live in some of the harshest places on earth. Scorpions live in

Scorpions – Can All Scorpions Kill Humans?

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Termites – Insects That Eat Wood

Termites – Insects That Eat Wood
Termites wouldn’t make good dinner guests. They’d rather eat the table than the food on it. That’s right. Termites love to eat wood. Most of them prefer wet, moldy wood, which is why they live in

Termites – Insects That Eat Wood

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Ants and Their Different Types

Ants and Their Different Types
You might not like ants when they get in your food or crawl in your house, but they are pretty interesting insects. Ants live in colonies like

Ants and Their Different Types

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Bumblebees – Do They Make Honey?

Bumblebees – Do They Make Honey?
Bumblebees seem scary because they’re so big, but they’re generally gentle and unaggressive. Leave them alone and they’ll leave you alone too. Bumblebees live all over the

Bumblebees – Do They Make Honey?

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Wasps – The Noisy, Aggressive But Useful Insects

Wasps – The Noisy, Aggressive But Useful Insects
Honeybees are relatively quiet and almost cute as they go about their work. Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets, on the other hand, are noisy and aggressive. People...

Wasps – The Noisy, Aggressive But Useful Insects

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Honey Bees – The Natural Honey Making Factories

Honey Bees – The Natural Honey Making Factories
Over 20,000 species of bees live on Earth, but only honeybees make honey. Besides making this sweet, delicious treat, honeybees have developed a remarkable system of organization....

Honey Bees – The Natural Honey Making Factories

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Beetles – Colorful Insects With Hard Shells and Four Wings

Beetles – Colorful Insects With Hard Shells and Four Wings
Over 300,000 species of beetles live on the earth and over 12,000 beetles live in the U.S. Beetles have a hard shell and four wings. Some beetles cause a lot of damage by...

Beetles – Colorful Insects With Hard Shells...

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Cockroaches – The Dirty and Unwanted Insects

Cockroaches – The Dirty and Unwanted Insects
Does the word, “cockroach,” make you shudder? If so, you’re not alone. Cockroaches rank right up there with mice and mosquitoes as the most unwanted

Cockroaches – The Dirty and Unwanted Insects

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Locusts – How Can They Eat Acres of Crops?

Locusts – How Can They Eat Acres of Crops?
Locusts might seem like harmless little grasshoppers, and in many ways, they are like grasshoppers. They eat plants and they hop long distances on springy back legs. Just...

Locusts – How Can They Eat Acres of Crops?

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Lice – How a Head Louse Infests and Spreads

Lice – How a Head Louse Infests and Spreads
You’ve probably heard of lice. Maybe you’ve even had them, or known a friend who has had them. Lice are annoying and gross, but they don’t spread disease and they’re not dangerous. Still, it’s good to know what to look for when it comes to head lice. Head lice are really small....

Lice – How a Head Louse Infests and Spreads

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Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies and Moths
Butterflies are the dancers of the insect world. They flit, they flutter, and they have the most beautifully colored costumes! More than 12,000 species of butterflies and moths live on

Butterflies and Moths

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Different Types of Flies

Different Types of Flies
Most people view flies as pests. They buzz in your ear, land on your food or crawl in your house. But, did you know that those...

Different Types of Flies

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Dragonflies – Most Charming Among All Flying Insects

Dragonflies – Most Charming Among All Flying Insects
Of all the flying insects, dragonflies just might be the most charming. They don’t sting or bite. They don’t carry diseases or germs. And they have bright colors...

Dragonflies – Most Charming Among All Flying...

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Insects and Arthropods

Insects and Arthropods
Did you know we share our planet with over 1 million species of insects? That’s a lot of bugs! Scientists are discovering more insects every day. Insects are also called...

Insects and Arthropods

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Frogs and Toads – Explaining their Differences

Frogs and Toads – Explaining their Differences
Have you ever wondered what the difference between frogs and toads is? Actually, toads are a type of frog. Toads usually have bumpy skin that is drier than a frog’s. Toads also are more likely to live on land. But frogs and toads have a lot in common. Frogs and toads both start life in...

Frogs and Toads – Explaining their Differences

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Caecilians – The Secretive Legless Amphibians

Caecilians – The Secretive Legless Amphibians
If you’ve never heard of a caecilian, you’re not alone. Most people haven’t heard of these quiet, secretive animals. Caecilians are amphibians like

Caecilians – The Secretive Legless Amphibians

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Salamanders and Newts

Salamanders and Newts
Wondering what the difference is between newts and salamanders? All newts belong to the salamander family, but newts have dry, bumpy skin. Salamanders have smooth, wet skin like a frog’s. Newts spend most of their time on land. Salamanders can live on land or in the water, depending on the...

Salamanders and Newts

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Thorny Devils – Lizards That Change Colors According To Temperature

Thorny Devils – Lizards That Change Colors According To Temperature
Thorny devils look like they lost a fight with a thorny bush. They’re covered from head to tail with spines and thorns. These thorns make them look scary, but thorny devils are actually shy and quiet. The thorns probably help protect these lizards from predators like

Thorny Devils – Lizards That Change Colors...

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