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Posts tagged beetle

June 20, 2013

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

February 26, 2008

 

Fire-bugs on Trees

Fire Beetles

Most creatures run the other way when they detect a forest fire, but not beetles of the genus Melanophila, or "fire beetles/bug" or the "fire bug".

February 24, 2005

 

Jamaican Click Beetle

Do you know anything about the Jamaican click beetle? It’s a bioluminescent insect and it’s belly glows orange. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Do Bugs Sleep?

Almost all mammals, in fact, have REM sleep; birds do too, although only in the early parts of their lives. It seems that sleep and REM are required by a particularly complex kind of brain.

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