Among the huge variety of arthropod insects, very interesting individuals are often found. For example, a scorpion or scorpion fly (Mecoptera). Why is this creature given such a formidable name? Does it relate to a scorpion? How could such a small creature migrate from the Mesozoic era in our time without disappearing in the cataclysms of nature that periodically shook the planet?
The appearance of a grasshopper is familiar to many. This is an insect with an elongated torso and a neck attached to it without special signs, a small head, most often elongated and narrowed from below, flattened laterally, or spherical. These insects have a gnawing type, strong jaws. Their oval organs of vision are constructed from facets, representing an optical system with a thin and complex device.
The genus of these bugs quite rightly got the name of the Old Testament giant Goliath. Individual individuals find it difficult to fit in the palm of an adult. The size of the goliath beetle makes it a contender for the title of the largest beetle insect on the planet. Goliath beetles in the biological classifier are assigned to the family Lamellae or Scarabaeidae.
Beetles are the largest detachment of insects. Among these, at first glance, safe insects, the swimming beetle is the most merciless and peculiar. Description and features The swimming beetle received as a gift from nature an elongated streamlined body that helps it move well in water. On average, specimens grow to 45-50 mm.
A driller or a dung beetle is one of the insects to which a person has developed an ambiguous attitude. Some consider it a dangerous pest, others - an assistant and even a benefactor of agriculture. What kind of creature is this, and what does it actually do more good or harm? Description and features The dung beetles are representatives of the coleoptera order, belong to the lamellar family, and are part of the large subfamily of excavators.
Locusts are considered not a very distant cousin of pretty grasshoppers. However, the damage caused by their accumulated clusters is enormous in scale. Bare gardens, gnawed at the root of the field of grain crops, devastated plantations - the final result after visiting their gluttonous herd. Description and features Nature awarded locusts with an elongated trunk and six limbs, of which two pairs - short and weak, one (rear) - stronger and much longer.
Description and features The family of Weevils (lat. Curculionifae) is distinguished by species diversity, belongs to the order Coleoptera or Beetles. In Russia, there are more than 5000 species of weevils, relatively small in size. In the tropics, where the majority of species live, real giants live up to 5-6 cm in size.
Description and features The black cockroach is a large crawling insect known to mankind for 350 years. Other names for this species are oriental, water, sewer cockroach (due to their preferences for places with a humid microclimate). Species According to a systematic classification, a large black cockroach belongs to the Cockroach family.
The scarab beetle is associated with Egyptian culture, pharaohs, pyramid riddles and scary mummies. Its symbolism has been used by eastern peoples since ancient times, when it was believed that the wearing of an amulet in the form of an insect protects against all misfortunes. The scarab attracts interest in itself not only as a totemic animal, but also as part of wildlife with its own characteristics of behavior and lifestyle.
Description and features This bug can impress at a glance. First of all, it impresses with a strong physique and extraordinary size. Instances of individual subspecies are able to boast a length of more than 9 cm. In addition, a very prominent part of this insect is a pair of polished brown, sometimes with a reddish tinge of mandibles, that is, the upper mouth jaws, giving the entire face of the giant a very original, almost fantastic look.
The barbel beetle or lumberjack is a large and widespread family of beetles. A characteristic feature of this species is a huge mustache, several times longer than the body. They are classified as follows: arthropod insects coleoptera barbel. Entomological collectors love these beetles very much for their diversity in body size, elytra shape, various sculptural outgrowths, tubercles and spikes on elytra, and a wide range of colors.
In the warm season, you can observe many different insects, including a water strider. An unusual insect that has a thin, long body can be observed on the surface of water bodies. Thanks to their long legs, they move easily and quickly. These insects do not attack humans first, however, if they are disturbed by chi, they can bite.
The Colorado potato beetle is known, probably, to everyone who at least once cultivated potatoes in his garden or at his summer cottage. This is a malicious pest that can damage plantings and significantly reduce yield. Consider the description of this insect, its life cycle, features of distribution and reproduction, and, of course, options for dealing with it.
Podalirium is a butterfly of the sailing family. It was named after the ancient Greek physician Podaliria. The appearance is original and memorable. Most often found in warm Europe, Asia, Turkey and Africa. At the moment, in some countries, the butterfly is listed in the Red Book. Its number decreases due to a decrease in the plant-feed base.
Among the huge number of species of bees there are those that do not bring honey. There is no honey - there is no use, as many who are not familiar with this amazing insect think so. In vain. The carpenter bee does not get honey, it differs in appearance and behavior, but it causes great interest among beekeepers. And that's why.
Cabbage butterfly is a common and recognizable insect. Waking up in the spring among the first, she seems a charming and carefree creature. However, gardeners and farmers, who are usually happy with the awakening of insects, this beautiful and delicate butterfly does not cause delight. It is even considered one of the most dangerous pests, and by all means try to get rid of it.
Orchid mantis is an insect that got its original name due to its resemblance to an orchid. From far away, this subspecies of the mantis can be confused with the bud of an orchid. Mantis, due to its individual characteristics, is rather unusual and surprisingly beautiful insects. Depending on the species, they have the ability to disguise themselves as objects and plants among which they live.
Description and features People for the most part do not like insects and treat them with arrogant disgust. Of course, in comparison with us, highly developed inhabitants of the planet, at first glance they seem primitive, unpleasant, often annoying, sometimes even frankly disgusting. But still, the world of insects is a whole universe of amazing creatures worthy of the pen of a science fiction writer.
The silkworm is one of the few domesticated winged insects. For 5000 years, the caterpillars of this butterfly, or silkworms, spin the thread, weave their cocoons from which people make silk. Description and features The silkworm goes through four stages in its development. First eggs are laid. The laying of eggs is called grena.
In the forest, in the summer cottage or in the park, various kinds of insects are often found. Especially beetles, most of which can be attributed to one family - ground beetle. Description and features The world knows more than 40 thousand species of this beetle. In Russia there are more than three thousand species. They belong to the same species, but have significant differences among themselves: in color, size, sometimes in external structure.