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Wasps are extremely territorial creatures. They also have great sight. Wasp colonies will send out foragers and scouts to look for uninhabited areas with food in which they can build a nest. Because wasps are so fiercely territorial, a scout wasp will generally stay away from an area with another colony already in it. Because of this fact fake wasps nest ...


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Actually I took photoshop to help me find this little guy, Ensign Wasp(Evaniidae) Google Images: My Photoshop research:


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Tergal plates:- There are ten tergal plates. The $8^{th}$ tergum in the male and both $8^{th}$ and $9^{th}$ terga in the female are not visible as they are overlapped by the $7^{th}$ tergum. The $10^{th}$ tergum extends beyond the posterior end of the body and has a deep groove in the middle of its free end. Sternal plates Only nine sterna are present ...


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intuitively, I would say that small creatures are not seen easily. therefore they need audible lighthouses to signal to others their location big creatures don't usually have this need, though some do such as whales which can emit sounds heard hundreds of kilometers away


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The Cicada A careful study of the noise-making apparatus of the cicada can be found in a 1994 paper by Young and Bennet-Clark.$^1$ The authors generated sounds at about 0-16 kHz at peaks on the order of 100 dB using cicadas in various stages of deconstruction. The cicada uses a resonant organ-system called the tymbal which buckles and unbuckles rapidly to ...


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This article claims that ants do sense approaching rain and modify their activities in preparation. The claim is not sourced. This weather site also speaks of ant mound-building before a rain but frankly places it in the "some folks say" category. The AntBlog is associated with AntWeb, a large multi-university-affiliated database. The author of the linked ...


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With the information given, I have to say I think it's a Spangle, Papilio protenor, of the swallowtail family, probably a male. It also is listed on the butterflies of Taiwan. See pictures for comparison: ...


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This question has been asked in different forums and many of the answers say that there is no nociception in insects. This book, however claims that Drosophila do have heat induced nociception and is mediated by TRPA ion channels. Also, there is a gene called painless whose mutation causes loss of nociception.


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Insects do not have blood as we know it from the higher animals. They have a kind of, which is called hemolymph and is, compared to human a mixture of blood and the lymphatic fluid. The most important difference is that hemolymph doesn't transport oxygen and thus has no red blood cells. The "breathing" of the insects takes mostly place through passive oxygen ...


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No - invertebrates don't have "blood" though they do have hemolymph. Hemolymph flows around the body cavity, rather than through vessels such as veins and capillaries, and comes in to direct contact with tissues and generally it is not red. Hemolymph fills all of the interior (the hemocoel) of the animal's body and surrounds all cells. It contains ...



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