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I believe this is the Hairy Flower Wasp, Scolia soror. I don't know what you mean when you refer to six wings, however. Like all other wasps, this species has four wings.
Gillett studied the feeding behavior of Aedes africanus and Aedes aegypti, the abstract says that They showed that while the period between salivary injection and the onset of irritation was the same in both species (ca. 3 min) It seems to me that the abstract does not say whether the hosts were humans or not. Unfortunately I am not able to get the ...
I am quoting this web page http://spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-electronics/gadgets/backyard-star-wars which describe a prototype of a system to kill mosquitoes by means of a LASER, for what regard the speed: Mosquitoes fly up to a meter per second. This speed is compatible with 1.2 meter per second quoted in the paper SNOW, W. F. Field estimates of the ...
Ultrasound emitting devices are used to repel mosquitoes. We tested the repelling properties of a commercially available ultrasound device in a domestic setting in Gabon. Devices emitting three different block frequencies ranging from 3 to 11 kHz were tested in a paired, cross-over blinded and placebo controlled trial during eighteen nights in ...
The term I was looking for was anautogeny, or an anautogenous insect. I had slightly confused the definition, with the actual definition being; 'a gravid female insect that requires a blood meal before oviposition'.
Some background: The new work involved misexpression of the Drosophila Ubx protein in the presumptive thorax of transgenic fruitfly embryos. Limb development was suppressed because of repression of Dll. By contrast, the misexpression of onychophoran and crustacean Ubx proteins did not interfere with Dll expression and the formation of thoracic limbs. ...
You're more likely to have an allergic reaction if you're stung by an insect. The reaction can be classed as: Minor localised reaction – this is normal and doesn't require allergy testing, although the affected area will often be painful for a few days large localised reaction (LLR) – this can cause other symptoms, such as swelling, itching ...
What you are seeing is a cocoon for a moth pupa. Here is a link to a YouTube video of one hatching that is normal found in the soil.
Insect 1 is a: Booklice Introduction Booklice, also called psocids, are not true lice. While they resemble lice in size and shape, booklice feed only on fungi or mold. If you find them in grain or other stored food products, it is an indication of high humidity which encourages mold growth. In addition to food products, psocids may be found ...
So that looks to me like the Ophioninae family of wasps, genus Ophion. I'll query the list of known species to try to find a more direct match.
Insect #2 is not an insect, it seems to be a woodlouse species. It's a small harmless detritivorous crustacean that likes dark and damp places. They are not uncommon in houses, but though they usually live outside. They probably died from waterloss after entering your house.
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