Scorpions hibernate during cold weather, which allows them to survive unfavorable conditions. This is possible because of their extremely low metabolic rate, which is similar to that of ticks and other invertebrates that survive for months without food.
Their ability to hibernate allows scorpions to thrive on every continent except Antarctica. Scorpions are found as far north as Alberta, Canada, and as far south as New Zealand. There are 13 families and over 1,750 unique species of scorpions worldwide, all of which are characterized by their eight legs, spider-like pedipalps (or grasping front legs), and a narrow, curved tail with a stinger.Learn More
Dragonflies do not bite people nor do they sting. This is true despite the fact that they are voracious predators of other insects. Dragonflies eat insects such as mosquitoes, bees and flying ants.Full Answer >
Scorpions have eight legs and two body segments. The legs are connected in four pairs to the first body segment, called the cephalothorax or prosoma.Full Answer >
The Giant Asian praying mantis, also known as Hierodula membranacea, is a large winged insect of the mantidae animal family. Males can grow to be 3 inches long, whereas females can reach closer to 3.5 inches. The reference to praying in the mantis' name describes the positioning of the front limbs on the insect, rather than the carnivorous characteristics of the animal.Full Answer >
Although they don't cause damage to humans, animals or plants, most homeowners prefer not to have a boxelder bug problem. Once these bugs inhabit an indoor area, it can be difficult to get rid of them without removing them directly.Full Answer >