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Harvest Man Spider

By on June 3, 2013

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Harvest man spider

A spider with long legged legs,feed on flies,mosquitoes and other tiny insects usually spinning web to catch all kinds of insects. I’ve found these harvest man spider while cleaning the house,I was lucky to discover it during daytime. Spiders usually hide by day,this one remains hanging and sleeping quietly on his own web.

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By on February 27, 2013

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Scarab beetle

There are more than 4000,000 types of beetles.Some has colored and shiny outer cases and shiny spots which is very attractive that glows in the dark.Other beetles has powerful jaws and very active at night.Scarab beetle has 2 sets of wings;the uppers wings converted into hard sheathes which protect the lower wings. The lower wings is not as hard and durable as the upper wings,the lower is the real wings and has a shiny and transparent texture.

Last night, I’ve found this adult scarab beetle which is black and shiny. It was very easy to locate the whereabouts of beetles when they make a lot of buzzing sound at night. It was really a strange sound that disrupts the peacefulness of the night. I’ve found it near the indoor plants.It seems restless and sending a midnight message to the same species.

For photography, I picked it up with a piece of stick. I was very cautious not to use my fingers to avoid the big claws getting closer.After,I set it free outside to remain undisturbed.I had probably washed my hands 3 times after that. However,beetles are considered as a beneficial insect that is good and reliable as natural pest control.Having beneficial insects around us is a big help to our gardeners, they don’t need to spray pesticides anymore.Everyone seems to know about the effective solution.

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By on August 24, 2012

I love and hate these leaf-cutter bees.I just love them because they are beneficial and they pollinate all the flowers in the garden, but at the same time hate them for being the destroyer.They are beautiful but, my feelings for them developed very slowly because I don’t like their behavior.They cut all the leaves of the plants in the garden.

Compared to the honeybees, leaf-cutter bees are shiny black in color and smaller than the honeybees.You can see the difference here,check image above.The honeybee upward and the leaf-cutter bee downward sharing common interest.

This is how the leaf looks like after the damage! I’m just wondering why they behave like these.What made them crave to cut all the leaves?

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