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Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Praying mantises can be ballistic hunters

The praying mantis is a weaponized insect that uses its capabilities for defense, hunting, and even mating. Although praying mantises will avoid confrontation by concealing themselves within their habitat, they will resort to making themselves look bigger...

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Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Mule deer use numerous defense mechanism

Due to decreased temperatures and the great snowfalls occurring in Tooele, many mule deer have been seen moving from the mountains to the lower elevations for better feeding opportunities in the outskirts of the county. Mule deer...

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Crane flies resemble giant mosquitoes, but are harmless

Possessing an average wingspan of approximately 2.5 inches with a varying body length of one to two inches, the crane fly is a large but fragile insect, having easily detachable legs and short lifespans as adults. Crane...

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Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Painted-lady butterflies reproduce throughout entire migration

The Vanessa cardui butterfly is a species commonly referred to as the painted-lady. They are a familiar sight to yards, meadows, swamps, forests, deserts, roadsides, dunes, and other various places that possess their favored nectar and host...

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Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Darkling beetles are helpful to the environment, but can also be pests

The darkling beetle’s family name is derived from the Latin word Tenebrio, meaning “seeker of dark places.” Their family, Tenebrionidae, is a very large family and because there are over 20,000 different species worldwide, species of darkling...

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

The downy woodpecker tree-taps for more than just eating

Though the downy woodpecker is a rather simple species, they are helpful by devouring several species of pests that can be damaging to both trees and crops. While downy woodpeckers do mine trees for insects, they do...

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Thursday, November 12th, 2015

A deadly embrace: Male beta fish care for eggs after squeezing them from female

Beta fish possess a different way of reproduction in comparison to other animals. For example, in most cases, the females provide most or all of the parental care for offspring, while the males tend to either leave...

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Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Male jumping spiders perform dances in attempt to mate

Despite the fact that there are more than 4,000 identified species throughout the world, jumping spiders can be physically recognized by their similar range in size, common fuzziness in body hair, and the organization of their eyes....

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Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Queen bumblebees will eat their workers’ eggs

Belonging to a large family called Apidae, bumblebees are a species of bee that are members of the Bombus genus, which comprises more than 250 different species of bumblebees. Depending on the species, bumblebees can range from...

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Goldenrod spiders camouflage between yellow and white

The goldenrod crab spider was originally named after the sea creature it physically resembles. It also derives its name from a flower it uses for hunting. The goldenrod crab spider is known for hiding on the stamen...

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