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Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids

Members of the Order Orthoptera are diverse, including those commonly known as grasshoppers, crickets, katydids and locusts; many of which are capable of flying and are thus widely distributed throughout the world. These insects rely heavily on sound and vibration to locate individuals, particularly for mating.
Some of the characteristics of Orthopterans include a long and strong hindlegs (for […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Insects|Comments Off on Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids

Pholcidae- Daddy-Long-Legged Spiders

Spiders of the family Pholcidae are often called Daddy-Long-Legged Spiders because they have a tiny body but very long legs. These spiders are not to be mistaken with harvestmen which are not spiders. Most common pholcids are found in corners of houses, where they build messy, 3-dimensional cobwebs.

Learn more about Pholcids below:

 

 

 

** Identification of the […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Spiders|Comments Off on Pholcidae- Daddy-Long-Legged Spiders