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.
Pill bugs live throughout the Rocky Mountains and are a great educational tool since they are safe to touch. Here are 6 fun facts about these animals. Continue reading
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
Are most males larger than females?
When I go for a walk I always see taller men than women. Do you know if all male animals are larger than the females? Continue reading
Do you know what makes a bird different than a mammal?
Different animals have certain characteristics that scientists use to classify them. In other words all mammals share certain characteristics that make them different than birds or reptiles. 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