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The Blessed but Not So Blessed Animals in Desert by Argenberg cc2.0

101 Facts – Desert Animals

101 Facts... Desert Animals! by IP Factly Over 101 amazing facts about these tough and highly adapted animals Contents Introduction What Is a Desert? Life in the Desert Avoiding Heat Dissipating Body Heat Obtaining Water Retaining Water Other Adaptations Birds...
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Army Ant Facts

Army Ant Facts Army ant swarm The army ants have got their names due to their hunting behavior; several thousand ants go hunting for food in a swarm. There are over...

Mutillidae (Velvet Ants) Facts!

Mutillidae (Velvet Ants) are Wasps The Mutillidae are also referred to as “velvet ants”, they are not ants however; they are a family of wasps consisting of more than 3000...

Parasitoid wasp (glyptapanteles) Facts!

Parasitoid wasp (glyptapanteles) Facts!   Parasitoid wasps are featured in these following books: 25 Beastly Bugs and Insects 25 Strangest Animals in the World! The YouTube video playlist below contains videos about parasitoid wasps....
Ant lion (Myrmeleontidae)

Antlion (doodlebug)

Antlion (doodlebug)... The antlion is neither an ant nor a lion. It is actually the larval form of any of about 2000 species of the family Myrmeleontidae. The antlion is...

Brazilian Wandering Spider

Brazilian Wandering Spider... These huge, hairy creepy-crawlies are the eight species of the genus Phoneutria (Greek for “murderess”), considered to be the world’s most venomous spiders. One of these species,...

Deathstalker Scorpion Facts

Deathstalker Scorpion Facts! The deathstalker scorpion is found in the dry desert and scrubland areas of northern Africa and the Middle East, making its home under stones and in natural...
Amazonian giant centipede

Amazonian giant centipede (scolopendra gigantea)

Amazonian Giant Centipede... Amazonian giant centipedes (Scolopendra gigantea) are enormous venomous, grouchy insects. They are aggressive, but also rather nervous and jumpy. They grow up to 12 inches (30.5 centimeters)...

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