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What type of ants are these?

My first thought was that these look like bethylids (bethylidae) which are aculeate wasps. Some species can do a bit of damage with their stings apparently, notably Scleroderma which I was reading ...
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Do all species of wasps eat nectar?

Vespid wasps that consume other insects, etc. do so during their larval stage, but feed almost exclusively on sugars as adults. Those sugars primarily come from flower nectar, but they can also come ...
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What is this insect (possibly a cockroach)?

The bug pictured is not an Oriental coachroach but a female Uhler's Wood Cockroach (Parcoblatta uhleriana). And according to wikipedia: Parcoblatta uhleriana, the Uhler's wood cockroach, is a species ...
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What is this insect (possibly a cockroach)?

This is guaranteed to be a cockroach. The head shape, antennae structure and pronotum (the little plate on top just behind that partially hides the head), as well as the 2 cerci at the tip of the ...
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Species Identification - Blue multi-segment arthropod

This appears to be a larva of some species of notched-mouth ground beetle (Dicaelus spp.). Source: bugguide.net; copyright 2008 Cotinis Notable characteristics: blue coloration + orange head ...
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Do compound eyes exist in nature that have multiple "pixels" per ommatidium?

OK, I've researched a bit and found this: In apposition compound eyes each lens with its associated photoreceptors is an independent unit (the ommatidium), which views the light from a small region ...
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