Overnight Bites That Are Not From Bed Bugs

When you wake up in the morning to find bug bites on you, most of us are inclined to freak out and believe our homes have been infested by bed bugs. I know I’ve done that numerous times, and later found that I didn’t have bed bugs at all. There are many other insects that…

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Are Spiders Getting Bigger?

Increasing rates of urbanization have detrimental effects on animals living within an ecosystem. This is no wonder since concrete is not as hospitable to jungle dwelling animals as vegetation. Although most animals do not fare well in the city, there are some animals that absolutely thrive in urban environments. One example of this phenomena is…

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How Dangerous Are Spider Bites?

Spiders may not be as much of a threat to our well being as mosquitoes, but that does not mean that it is sensible to dismiss them as completely harmless. For example, the wolf spider and the brown recluse can hide easily in little crevices located throughout our homes even when they are pregnant and…

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Is it A Moth Or A Butterfly?

The University of Florida was the first to utilize genetic sequencing to create a map showing the biodiversity and family tree of moths and butterflies. Apparently there are many more butterflies in the world than previously thought, as the study showed that many moths are genetically butterflies. Currently a genetic revolution is taking place in…

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Cyborg Beetles Are Now A Thing

Researchers have managed to use technology to control a beatles movements, which is a first for mankind. This new cyborg beetle comes after a recent study in which a beetle was strapped to an electronic device that controlled where the beetle flew. So now they have crawling and flying completely under human control. But why?…

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Moths Learn To Avoid Artificial Light

We have all seen those dimwitted moths that fly aimlessly around artificial light sources only to eventually kill themselves by landing on the excessively hot surfaces of the light bulbs. This is only a small picture of a much bigger problem. Artificial light sources are increasing on this planet and our ecosystem is suffering on…

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