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How Do Monarchs Know When to Migrate?

Within a few weeks, monarchs will start making their way to Mexico where they will spend the winter. Did you ever wonder how they know when it's time to make the journey?

Insects Spotlight10

Skimmers, Family Libellulidae

Skimmers (Family Libellulidae) are the largest and most diverse dragonfly family. Learn the habits and traits of these colorful dragonflies.

Why Do Bugs Die On Their Backs?

Why do dying insects always seem to wiggle their legs in the air and expire on their backs?

Why Do Bees Swarm?

Learn how and why honey bees relocate their hives, and why you shouldn't worry if you find a bee swarm in your yard.

10 Fascinating Facts About Aphids

Gardeners may not care for the aphids in their gardens, but most entomologists will tell you these insects are pretty interesting to observe. Learn 10 fascinating facts about aphids.

Why Do Spiders Bite Humans?

Why do spiders bite humans? Actually, that "spider bite" is almost always something else. Learn why spiders bites are actually rare.

Sugaring for Moths

Sugaring for moths is an effective way to collect moth specimens for a preservation or photography. Learn how to make and apply your own sugar bait to attract moths.

Luna Moth, Actias luna

Luna moths are colorful and large, so people often think they are butterflies. The night-flying adults live just a few days. Learn the habits and traits of luna moths, Actias luna.

Leaf and Seed Beetles, Family Chrysomelidae

Leaf and seed beetles (family Chrysomelidae) make up one of the largest beetle groups. Many cause significant damage to garden and farm crops. Learn the habits and traits of leaf and seed beetles.

Insects Commonly Mistaken for Mosquitoes

Are you sure it's a mosquito? Some insects that look like mosquitoes don't bite at all. Learn to tell the difference between mosquitoes, midges, and crane flies.

Do Bug Zappers Kill Mosquitoes?

People swear that bug zappers make a big difference in their backyard mosquito population, but research proves otherwise. Find out why bug zappers don't work to control mosquitoes.

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