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This is not a hornet, this a wasp. See the yellow dots on the thorax ? They are typical of the Vespula genus. So is the yellow and black stripe pattern on the abdomen. Those wasps are smaller than hornets (1-2 cm for wasps, 3-4 cm for hornets). Picture from Wikipedia: There are two common Vespula species in France (V. vulgaris and V. germanica), but to ...


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It's probably a white zebra finch:


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I'm sure the other answers play a part in this phenomenon aswell, but I was taught that worms do this because the worms dont have eyes, yet they still can sense light from dark, because staying out in the sun too long would dry them out, So they are between 2 yellow lines (to them they think that must be light) and the middle line is dark (the asphalt ...


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It looks very much like Manulea palliatella, Family Erebidae, Subfamily Arctiinae. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Eilema_palliatella These are present in Spain.


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An avian researcher states that birds with short necks hop as it allows them to turn around faster and benefits their 360' field of vision so it aids their agility and perception, wheras walking birds have longer necks and can see around them while walking. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264193094_Biped_gait_in_birds_some_observations https://www....


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In brittle environments we often find very large range lands(grasslands, savanna etc) that are inhabited by mixed mega herds of numerous, large, grazing herbivores. It takes pack hunters to successfully predate upon these herds. Note that all the apex predators in the more densely forested biomes of non brittle environments are solitary hunters(Tiger, Jaguar,...


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Today I hit the arborvitae In my yard, in which at least 5 or six HUGE bumblebees fell to the ground. After my initial shock, I hit each of the arborvitae along my fence and a dozen more fell out. I believe these Bumbles have nested in my trees, which may explain the hovering behavior; they are either scouting out a place to rest or visiting their young, ...


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This snail is Cornu aspersum its common name is garden snail, it belongs to Helicidae family click here for more information


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It's some type of Reduviidae, or assassin bug - possibly a juvenile wheel bug. Here's a few pictures of Floridan assassin bugs I've found just browsing the net: Tagged as unidentified Reduviidae from Tallahassee Tagged as assassin bug Tagged as a Wheel Bug Tagged as a wheel bug nymph Bottom line: Not an ant, for sure: it's almost certainly in the ...


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcTweYHQ-II It seems like they just pile the leaves on.


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It's a kind of hoverfly larva (don't know which one, maybe Episyrphus balteatus), they eat aphids on cabbages. Image on wiki commons


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Several reasons have been proposed. We suggest that complex cycles in helminths without penetrative infective stages evolve by two essentially different processes, depending on where in the cycle a new host is inserted. In ‘upward incorporation’, a new definitive host, typically higher up a food web and which preys on the original definitive host, is ...


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There are various selection pressures that may lead to sex being more or less harmful. I don't think there is an easy way to summarize these selection pressures other than just going through load of examples. Here is an attempt to give you some notions of why can sex be pleasurable and/or painful. Note that I do not consider myself particularly knowledgeable ...


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