Multicolored Asian lady beetles are very similar in appearance to ladybugs. As the name suggests, they are native to Asia, though they are now commonly found in the United States as well.Know More
Multicolored Asian lady beetles were purposely introduced to the United States in 1916 in an attempt to control other pest populations, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Though they are beneficial as a form of natural pest control, they are not usually welcomed house guests. When stepped on or angered, the multicolored Asian lady beetle releases a foul-smelling fluid that can stain upholstery and carpeting.
This insect is sometimes referred to as the Halloween lady beetle, according to Ohio State University. This is because the coloring on the beetle can be more orange than red, creating the look of a polka dotted pumpkin.Learn more about Zoology
Annelids and arthropods are similar in that they are both relatively small invertebrate animals with strong and obvious body segmentation, circulatory systems and a one-way gut. Scientists think annelids and arthropods share a common ancestor, or even that annelids are the ancestors of arthropods since there are species such as velvet worms that appear intermediate between them. Unfortunately, the fossil record for annelids is very poor.Full Answer >
The staples in the fox's diet are insects, bugs and various small invertebrates. They also eat mice, rabbits, hares, voles, lizards, birds and other small creatures, eggs, fruits and various plants. Foxes that live near the ocean feed on crabs and fish. Foxes follow an omnivorous diet, meaning they eat plants and animals. They are opportunistic eaters, eating whatever is available at a given place and time.Full Answer >
Cockroaches, like all insects, are members of the animal kingdom and phylum Arthropoda. The approximately 4,600 species of cockroaches belong to the class Insecta and the order Blattodea.Full Answer >
Animals that eat both plants and other animals, called omnivores, occur in every major animal lineage, including insects, fish, reptiles, mammals and birds. By contrast, some lineages, such as spiders, are completely devoid of omnivores.Full Answer >