Cicadas and some cool facts

Cicadas and some cool facts

They come in droves! Periodical cicadas — the ones with 13- or 17-year cycles — first made an appearance in scientific literature about 300 years ago. These cicadas are distinct from the ones that make an appearance every summer. The periodical cicadas remain juveniles for more than a decade until hormones kick in and turn …

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The 6 Goliath Beetle Species and their facts

The 6 Goliath Beetle Species and their facts

1. Goliathus cacicus Latin name: Goliathus cacicus Where they are found: Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast Size: 50 – 100 millimeters (males), 40 – 70 millimeters (females) Unique feature: Orange thorax, pure white back Diet: Fruit, tree sap What’s unique about the Goliathus cacicus Goliath beetle? You’ll be able to spot a Goliathus cacicus faster than any other Goliath beetle. Not …

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The sustainable evolution of butterfly breeding

The sustainable evolution of butterfly breeding

Butterflies are among the most colorful and charismatic of insects, and their extraordinary diversity has been the focus of studies by amateur naturalists and professional entomologists for over two centuries. Butterflies have long been model organisms for basic biological research in the fields of behavior, population genetics, and systematics. More recently, studies of butterfly life …

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