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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Goldenrod crab spiders can shift their body colors

As spring approaches, there are small wild sunflowers (possibly one-headed sunflowers) that begin to flourish in the fields of Smelter Road, throughout Middle Canyon, and the hills of Settlement Canyon Reservoir. Be warned, however, that there is...

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Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Prionus californicus larvae are more destructive than adults

When you see the prionus californicus’ appearance as an adult, many immediately assume that the damaging results of this beetle would occur during its adulthood. However, the only harm an adult prionus californicus is capable of inflicting...

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Tarantula wasps fight tarantulas

The tarantula wasp, also known as the tarantula hawk, is a two-inch wasp that is known for pursuing tarantulas in order to capture and provide food for their larvae. They are durably strong and are recognized by...

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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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