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Do Grasshoppers Have Teeth?

December 22nd, 2020|

The grasshopper has mandibulate mouthparts used for biting and chewing plant leaves that consist of the labrum (upper lip), mandibles (jaws), pair of maxillae, hypopharynx and labium (lower lip). The mandible operates side to side that can cut or crush the leaves of a [...]

Ambush Bug

October 20th, 2020|

These small bugs are about 0.5 inch long and can prey on larger insects such as bumblebees, butterflies or wasps. Ambush bugs are part of the Assassin Bug family. These bugs hide on plants and flowers like this salvia shown here, from which they [...]

Lupine Bugs

October 14th, 2020|

Lupine bugs are members of the family of broad-headed bugs and related to the stink bug that when threatened will emit a rancid smelling liquid. The probiscus seen folded underneath its body is used for feeding by sucking the nutrients from stems and leaves. [...]

Photoville Fence

October 5th, 2020|

THE PHOTOVILLE FENCE ANNOUNCES ITS NINTH EDITION Happy to share that five selected pieces from Patio Life were choose for inclusion in the 9th edition of the Photoville Fence. The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns [...]

Honey Bee

September 26th, 2020|

A honey bee searching for nectar on the flamingo celosia (celosia spicata). This species of celosia was grown from seed and started indoors. It does well in a large container, growing to over four feet tall and attracts a variety of bees and other [...]

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