invertebrates

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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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I photographed this large spider eating a dragonfly. As I watched, I noticed the two tiny spiders. Why are they in the web?

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This beautiful beetle is often mistaken for a fly, because it has excellent eyesight, and quickly runs or flies away when you approach. What is it, and why is it in danger?

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