arthropods

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I photographed this spider while we were collecting fossils in Middle Tennessee. What is special about its color?

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This Tersa Sphinx Moth Caterpillar is munching on Nancy's Pinta plants. Are all caterpillars plant eaters?

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This tiny creature is quite common in many parts of the world. Sometimes you will see one that is white on one end, and dark on the other. What does that mean?

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If you live in the Southeastern US, you probably recognize this harmless looking pile of sand as a Fire Ant nest. Any disturbance causes them to rush out for the attack, biting and stinging. Still, they do something that almost makes them worth having around. What is it?

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This amazing insect is considered either a pest or a beneficial insect, depending on where you live. Why?

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The larval stage of this insect is much better known to most people than the adult. What is it?

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