Asian Giant Hornet The Asian giant hornet is the scariest insect I know of. The giant hornet, Vespa mandarin, is the most deadly animal in Japan, and its sting can prove fatal even to people not allergic to hornet stings, though it usually takes many stings.
Hornets, are a species of large wasp which can deliver a much more painful sting than a wasp or bee. In some cases, a hornet can be around 3 times the size of a wasp. In th UK … /US there is not a deadly hornet but in other Asian countries repetitive stinging can kill.
In Asia, the Asian tiger mosquito can be mistaken for other members of the subgenus Stegomyia, particularly the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti (the most prevalent species in the tropics and subtropics), because both species display a similar black and white pattern.
Blue mussels are boreo-temperate invertebrates that live in intertidal areas attached to rocks and other hard substrates by strong (and somewhat elastic) thread-like structures called byssal threads, secreted by byssal glands located in the foot of the mussel.
The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an insect in the family Pentatomidae that is native to China, Japan, the Korean peninsula, and Taiwan. It was accidentally introduced into the United States, with the first specimen being collected in September 1998.
A sluggish male blue crab rests on the deck of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) R/V Bay Eagle after being caught by the Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey in the lower stretch of the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the York River in Virginia on March 8, 2016.
The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is a species of terrestrial hermit crab, also known as the robber crab or palm thief. It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent times, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb).
The colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, from Greek mesos (middle), onycho (claw, nail), and teuthis ), sometimes called the Antarctic squid or giant cranch squid, is believed to be the largest squid species in terms of mass. It is the only known member of the genus Mesonychoteuthis.
Considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates, the common octopus is found in the tropical and temperate waters of the world’s oceans. They can grow to about 4.3 feet in length and weigh up to 22 pounds, although averages are much smaller.
Deer ticks live about two years and go through four life phases: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. They feed exclusively on animal blood and eat only three times during their lives: once to molt from larva to nymph; once from nymph to adult; and once as adults to lay eggs. They can contract the bacteria that causes Lyme disease from an infected host at any of these feedings, but transmit it only during the second or third. They must remain attached for at least 24 hours for the bacteria to transmit.
The European hornet (Vespa crabro) is the largest eusocial wasp in Europe and the largest vespine in North America. It is actually the only true hornet found in North America. V. crabro is usually regarded as a pest by those humans who come into contact with it.
The European mantis or Mantis religiosa is a large hemimetabolic insect in the family of the Mantidae (‘mantids’), which is the largest family of the order Mantodea (mantises). Their common name praying mantis is derived from the distinctive posture of the first pair of legs that can be observed in animals in repose.
Giant Pacific octopuses have huge, bulbous heads and are generally reddish-brown in color. Like the other members of the octopus family, though, they use special pigment cells in their skin to change colors and textures, and can blend in with even the most intricately patterned corals, plants, and rocks.
a invertebrate is An animal, such as an insect or mollusk, that lacks a backbone or spinal column. The vertebrates are the animals which have the vertebrae column where the spinal cord is located. The invertebrates are the animals without the vertebrae column and thy are significantly less developed than the vertebrates.
Mealworms are the larval form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor, a species of darkling beetle. Mealworms are typically used as a food source for reptile and avian pets. They are also provided to wild birds in bird feeders, particularly during the nesting season when birds are raising their young and appreciate a ready food supply.
Loxosceles rufescens, the Mediterranean recluse spider, originated in the Mediterranean region as its name implies, but is now found worldwide. Like other species of the genus Loxosceles, bites from the Mediterranean recluse spider can have dangerous effects, causing skin lesions – a condition known as loxoscelism.
saving the monarch butterfly Monarch butterflies are as American as apple pie, having once been found in backyards across the country. Generations of schoolchildren have reared monarchs in classrooms, watching in wonder as striped caterpillars transform into large orange-and-black adult butterflies.
Caterpillars of the oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea), a native of central and southern Europe. (See Forest Research guide to distinguishing it from similar native species. (See Forest Research guide to distinguishing it from similar native species.
Velvet worm: Velvet worm, (phylum Onychophora), any of about 70 wormlike species of ancient, terrestrial invertebrates with short, thick legs and a dry, velveteen body. Onychophorans range in size from 14 to 150 mm (about 0.6 to 6 inches) and are found in rainforests.
The European Spiny Lobster can reach a body length of up to 60 cm and a weight of 8 kg but specimens longer than 40 cm are scarce. Females have longer abdomens compared to males of the same carapace length. The colour is a reddish-brown and white-yellow pattern constituting a good camouflage. The large and paired white spots on the abdomen are diagnostic.
After sockeye salmon, red king crab is the most valuable fishery in Alaska. The crab meat is eaten as crab legs (e.g., with drawn butter), sushi, or in a variety of other dishes. Red king crabs are caught in heavy metal pots in a fishery that is famous for its dangerous seas and weather. To read more about red king crab fishing, click here.
The Southern Black Widow is found throughout parts of the southern United States as well as the central east coast United States. They are usually found in undisturbed areas in forests, shrubbery, hollowed stumps, and are also found in cracks and crevices near human buildings.
The varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) is a 3 mm-long beetle belonging to the family Dermestidae. They are a common species, often considered a pest of domestic houses and, particularly, natural history museums where the larvae may damage natural fibers and can damage carpets, furniture, clothing, and insect collections.