The larva form of the cabbage white butterfly caterpillar.
Did you know that all insects undergo metamorphosis during their lifetime? Metamorphosis, complete or simple, is how insects change form from a larva to an adult.
A dragonfly is the fastest insect.
There are many different classes of bugs in the Rocky Mountains. All of those tiny bugs may look similar, but scientists organize them into different groups or classes. Continue reading
Do you recognize this butterfly?
Chances are you have seen a cabbage white butterfly fluttering around in the Rocky Mountains. Here are some interesting facts about this most common butterfly in the USA. Continue reading
A black widow spider.
We have all heard the horrific story about how female black widow spiders will eat the male after they mate. But, do you know if that is actually true? Continue reading
Do the spots on this ladybug tell us about the age or sex of this bug? Photo via Flickr.
We have all heard a lot of these bug myths. Some of them may be true, but then again they many not be. Continue reading
Some beetles enter a state of diapause during winter. Photo via Flickr.
Do you feel like going into diapause this winter? That may not be possible for humans, but what animals use that winter survival strategy and what do you know about it? Continue reading
Stick insects are so cool! Photo via flickr.
Here are 10 amazing bug facts that will keep you awake at night. Do you know the biggest or longest bug on earth? Continue reading
Daddy longlegs are a very common bug of the Rocky Mountains and the world. Do you know how many of the things you hear about them are in fact true? Continue reading
Where are the insects in winter?
Insects, like most animals, have a few strategies to survive the cold winter of the Rocky Mountains. Here are the different strategies that insects take during the cold winter. Continue reading
A mountain goat belongs to the mammals, one of the basic groups of animals.
What are the basic groups of animals? The world is filled with so many different kinds of animals, from bugs to elephants and they all all into one of these main groups of animals. Continue reading