Butterflies and tools

How taxidermy works?

What is taxidermy? In the general sense, taxidermy is considered as a set of mechanical, chemical and biological processes for the long-term conservation of living beings (mammals, birds, fish, insects, spiders, etc.) as a whole body or a specific part of the body. Taxidermy is both an art and a trade. On the one hand, …

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The evolution of Insects that mimicry plants

The Evolution of insects that mimicry plants

Mimicry is a phenomenon where the appearance of an individual is very similar to another individual organism. This phenomenon is apparent between individuals of the same species; between very close species, for example, between certain types of butterflies; as well as between unrelated species, for example, among some species of insects that are similar to the vegetation in their surroundings.

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An intro about the Cockchafer (May-bug)

Cockchafer (May-bug) (Melolontha melolontha) Order Beetles Scarab beetles (including the chafers and dung beetles) have characteristic antennae in which the final segments have fan-like extensions. The largest and most conspicuous of the almost 90 species of scarabs found in the British Isles is the Cockchafer (or May-Bug). What do they look like? Adult Cockchafers are …

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10 reasons why collecting insects can be important

Ten reasons for collecting and preserving insect specimens There is an increasing trend to discourage collection and preservation of biological organisms including insects and their relatives. Although insects can be studied and enjoyed without killing them using observation and photographic methods, there are a number of reasons or benefits from procuring specimens: 1. Identification of …

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