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Parent Category: Arthropods
Insects play a very large role in the circle of life on earth. They represent a large population of the animal kingdom. Fascinating to some,creepy to others but always present in our daily lives. Questions about any sort of bug go here.
Take it to a garage. There is no way of knowing what is making noise.Hmmm... it is possible that the problem is a bad actuator. This can be replaced by removing the interior door panel and replacing the actuator. A bit easier said than done, but you can find info on the process by googling this issu…
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How to Get Rid of HorsefliesHorseflies, deer flies and the yellow fly are in the same family and can be effectivly trapped. Visit http://www.bitingflies.com for more information.Or just to improve this answer a little, you could go and buy some fly spray? Its quite cheap and you can get it at all lo…
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Answer These tiny (8 mm. long), shrimp-like creatures are called Lawn Shrimp, House Hoppers or Landhoppers. This land-dwelling crustacean, Talitroides Sylvaticus (Order Amphipoda), is related to the beach flea. It is not dangerous, but sometimes the numerous corpses draw ants. They lay their egg…
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We have here in Belgium exactly the same problem in a pool that was built last year. The problem of the insects started in five months after building it. The cold seems to diminish them but, they are not gone. I looked at the insects with a microscope and they seem to be fleas. Our pool professional…
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The best way to rid your yard of insects is to provide a bird-friendly habitat. Put in a feeder in winter. Put out a bird-bath in summer. Provide shrubs & trees favorable to birds. They eat many many insects, as do frogs.You can buy from pool shops some stuff to put in the pool water which puts …
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I think what you are seeing is what we here call "boatmen." Once in a while, I find one or two in my pool, and I scoop them up and kill them. And they also bite and are tricky swimmers. I've noticed that if I'm low on my chlorine, they're around. In which case, I add more immediately. They actua…
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You can keep the water moving, it does not allow the bugs to land on the surface. Turn on the aireator more often, they do not like to fly through it.
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If they float try a floating skimmer this will get rid of just about any thing on the surface of a pool. Mosquito larvae prefer stagnant water so just running the pool filter a little more often may be the answer to your problem.
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Use a little dish soap on the pool to make the bugs leave. See earlier thread on eliminating swimmers from the pool.
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It is not the acid wash procedure but it could very well be the consistent low levels of chlorine and lack of proper circulation. Or may be the result of a previous algae outbreak months prior to the A/W. If you did not treat or have treated the pool for this condition it will come back regardless o…
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sell your poo or fill it up with petrol
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Talcum powder has been linked to cause cervical cancer in women. It's generally not a good idea to take it internally, though any effects related to its ingestion would depend on a variety of different factors. All in all, it's not good for you.   I have been eating powder since the age of 3 …
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According to Michael L. Boyd Assistant Praffesar of Entomology State Extension Entomology Specialist. "A stink bug's life expectancy is highly variable. Weather, predation, parasitism, and food availability and quality all play an important role in how long a stink bug may live. This figure may repr…
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Entomology is the scientific study of insects and Myrmecology is the study of ants. The latter is derived from Latin word "myrmēco-", from Greek "murmēk-", from "murmēx-", "murmēk-", meaning "ant" + -logy, "study, science, theory".
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Answer Killer Bees and many others! The list is endless key examples: Norway Rat, Horse, Ring-Necked Pheasant, European Starling(bird), house Cat, Neutrea, Don't forget our friend the Fire Ant. Google "invasive" or "non-native" species
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Symbolism of a Dragonfly Tattoo Here are opinions and answers from WikiAnswers Contributors: I have one and it's for good luck. The artist who did my dragonfly tattoo told me that it symbolizes freedom. The dragon fly is symbolic for change and being okay with it. Here is a story: The Dragonfl…
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Yellow spotted lizards are among the animals that will eat bees, wasps and hornets.Your dog may also go after them along with flys and other dogs and they might chase a cat as well scence that is what the yellow spotted lizard eats as well .
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Answer A bug bomb is usually a can of pesticides in a type of aerosol can. How it works is you set it in the center of the room, turn it on, leave the room for a few hours and the pesticide fills the air. The can will have exact directions and how long to stay out of the room. They are inconvenie…
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Daddy Longlegs are really good to have around because they are such great predators of other tiny insects and they are not poisonous. However, if you are overflowing with them, or just don't want them around, you can use any type of insecticide that would work on spiders, like the bug 'bombs' for in…
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Answer:Absolutely nothing is wrong. A fly flew into your apartment and laid some eggs. They hatched and are looking for an exit. Use a vacuum cleaner wand to get rid of them when they land in the windows.
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Make sure you have your foot all the way down solid on the brake pedal. There is a locking mechanism that prevents the car from being moved out of park unless the brake is firmly depressed. A mis-adjusted brake switch or the lock mechanism could go bad also, so listen for a light clicking sound when…
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Suction caps on their feet. To me the real magic is how they land upside down. I found the answer though some research. "On approaching the ceiling, and while still flying right side up, flies extend their forelegs over their heads till they can grab a landing spot with the suction caps in their fee…
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Answer The same reason a paper towel will not get hot. Microwaves are made to only heat certain particles and I suppose the ant does not have what it takes. I saw a guy on Oprah showing how stuff works.
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There are many varieties of bees... I suspect what you are seeing is something much like a bee, (order Hymenoptera), but somehow didn't match up to your eye's common pattern matching of a bee. This may be the case if you are looking at a bee mimic insect such as a Bumblebee Robber Fly, (Laphria fla…
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You may be referring to a black carpenter ant. They largely resemble bees, but are in fact ants. They live inside wood and do not move much when disturbed (they also cannot fly away, as they do not have wings).
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Answer Getting bugs out of a pool can bug ya, pun intended. No mention of what type of bug you are talking about. There are two basic types 1-on top of the water and 2-under the water. The type on top of the water can be removed using an algaecide that is a quantanary ammonium compound. This chem…
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Maggot is a general term for the larval form of an insect. They appear 2-5 days after an adult insect lays its eggs. In the case of a deceased animal, flies are usually the source of maggots. The flies lay their eggs after being drawn to the smell of rotting flesh. The eggs hatch into maggots and th…
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There are many such hard shelled insects, mostly beetles.
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Answer They are swarming around because something is attracting them. They need a food source and a water source and you are providingg them with one or both of these needs. Check your gutters to see that they are clean and draining correctly as dirty non-draining gutters are frequently the caus…
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An indoor/outdoor plan of attack controls clover mites. Outdoors, by the beginning of May, the soil needs to be bare from the foundation walls out five feet. During the first week of May, pesticides then are applied onto the soil and the foundation walls. The applications are one foot out from the f…
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If you don't want gnats around, you have to cut off their food supply. This means fruits and vegetables have to go in the refrigerator or a bin the bugs can't penetrate. Make sure house plants stay damp, but not wet, and they must have the proper drainage. Gnats just love over-watered house plants. …
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Answer These, ouch, bugs, ouch, are called, ouch, water bugs. These bugs, ouch, are annoying, ouch, as you can see, ouch. The best way to, ouch, get rid of them is to, ouch, shock treat the pool. Then use either, ouch, a quaternary ammonium or an, ouch, polyquat algaecide. These, ouch, algaecides…
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Yes it will . There are at least three new products on the market to battle white grub infestations in home lawns. Each of these products contains a relatively new chemical active ingredient that behaves much differently than Dursban or diazinon in the past, and the biggest benefit from all of thes…
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ANSWER: Theyre called noseeums. Insect repellant works, till you get in the water and wash it off.
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call pest control
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Is this bug super tiny with a brown spot on one end? If so hes called a no-see-em. They can be killed by rubbing your hand over the skin where they are. Is this bug similar in size and shape to a housefly? If so, its a deer fly. Hard to kill without a flyswatter. Both bite. The deer fly can …
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these are boatmen bugs and they bite and sting they are i think harmless and to get them out you put dishsoap or put 10 times the level of chorline in the pool that u have now this should get rid of it other wise you just have to catch em and and kill em that's wat i do byebye
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Like most insects, fruit flies and gnats develop from eggs. they lay their eggs the eggs which are called larvae. Larvae then hatches and maggots come out. Maggots then turn into puparium (cocoon like). Then these hatch into fruit flies. The hole ordeal take 48 hours.
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It does sound like one of the native bees and we need all the pollinators we can get! They generally only last a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to encourage them to go to one area. That would be great if someone came up with something. these solitary bees generally only stin…
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spring tailsSpring tails is a general term for about 14 different insects. They live in great numbers, are attracted to wet spaces because they feed on mold and mildew. I read this on an exterminators website. The advice is to remove the source of moisture, dry the area with fans. My question: What …
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No, Daddy long legs are not poisonous, despite the urban myth you might have heard that says they're very poisonous but have mouths too small to bite.
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Horseflies are Stalking YouUnlike mosquitoes, horse flies do not breed in water, they lay there eggs in animal feces or carcasses as well as moist deadwood. Horse flies live in the bush and are attracted to movement. When a horse fly senses (sees) you are around it stalks you like your its prey. If …
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Could be a click beetle. Does it make a clicking sound when it flips?---A little more detail is needed for this like color, any wings and any fecal droppings available. Take the little bugger in a clear plastic bag to your local county agricultural extension office. There is one in every state in Am…
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If these are the "swimmer" type of bugs, you can get rid of them in the pool by putting a couple tablespoons of Lemon Joy on TOP of the water. I usually wait until dark, turn off the pump, allow the pool surface to smooth out, then turn on the pool light - the bugs are drawn to the light. Then I onl…
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No pun intended but it sounds like a bed bug. *** I, too found one of these small brown and ovular beetles in my bed one night while going to bed. I looked online for an hour searching these kinds of bugs. The best answer I got was the carpet beetle. For the past few days before i found this bug i…
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They may be there Ah but there were some around. the angle that you were looking at just didn't permit you to see them. This is caused by the angle of the sun's rays that make the small gnat virtually invisible. The other answer... they flew in when you weren't looking. They suddenly appeared as…
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Centipedes have one set of legs per body segment and millipedes have two sets per segment. Millipede means "thousands of feet". Has two pairs or four legs on most body segments. Centipede means "hundreds of feet". Has one pair or two legs on each body segment. Although neither has anywhere near "…
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Stink bugs can live for a very long time without food; sometimes many months.
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a spider of some sort
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Answer Some Bug that live in your bed. I don't know the name of it but it comes from outside or other peoples houses. You reaally should go to the Docter to help. Answer Either summer or warmer countries can have this problem. It's all about body chemistry. Some people seldom get bit while ot…
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Borax, a powder detergent you can find in any grocery store, works well. Sprinkle it in your carpets and floors, leave for the better part of a day and then vacuum. It's messy, but it kills fleas. Call an exterminator for the fleas in the house, get a pet collar for your dog/cat and spray t…
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Answer White light attracts the most. Actually, most insects are drawn towards Ultra Violet light, but since you never really see people with UV light on their front porch, white is the next in line. Moths can't see yellow or red nearly as well as any other color, so if you're trying to avoid the…
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Treat your pets with frountline or advantage,they seem to work the best. Spray your carpets and furniture with an aerosol that contains a IGR (insect growth regulator). This type of spray will kill the adult fleas and also prevent the flea larvae from developing. Any other sprays are a waste of mone…
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Answer Compared with single-aperture eyes, compound eyes of insects have poor image resolution; however, they possess a very large view angle and the ability to detect fast movement and, in some cases, the polarization of light.Although insects' eyesight image is very poor,they can sense when the…
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ANSWER: Most barn wood is made from locally cut oak wood. Many insects can bore through it successfully. If you don't see any borer holes in the wood you should be okay. If in doubt, you can spray the wood with a product called malathion. This will kill any insect that is in it or comes in contac…
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It's just the balance of nature. Mosquitoes (along with many other insects and animals) exist to balance each other out. Bites are the fault of the female mosquito, who punctures your skin and sucks your blood. A natural mosquito bite itch reliever would be toothpaste, lemon juice, and some more, …
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I would guess you're referring to the KJV Bible's translation. In the last part of the verse you see the 4 legs are referred to above the "feet, to leap withal upon the earth" One answer I have heard is the Hebrew word root word used has several meanings; one suggestion is that this word translated…
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Controlling Aphids Organically Farmers who use organic practices to control pests can buy products that are made from natural sources to spray or dust the infected plants with. They can also use a method of planting called companion planting. Using this method, plants that benefit each other are …
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they can jump 2 cm high and 10 centimeters across
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try insecticides....not sure if i spelled that right
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No, it is the white tail who eats daddy long leg spiders. They pretend to be stuck in the web, then BAMMMM, Mr. White Tail has a nice lunch.
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ANSWER: Theyre called noseems, use insect repellant.
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ANSWER: Theyre called noseems. Yes they bite.
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Animal and insect bites can transmit diseases from the host to another animal or human, including bacterial and viral diseases, such as malaria, rabies, and various fevers.
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insects can eat an animal alive yes, the Suix ants can, what it does is the big ones tear open the skin so that the little ones can go in and eat it alive. There's a lot of insects that eat other non-arthropod creatures. Mantises have been known to eat snakes, small birds, mice, frogs, and other…
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with their eyes
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Pollinating plants and insects The bee needs plum to produce honey and plant needs the bee to complete the pollinating process. If there is not a plant, the bee does not produce honey and if there is not the bee, the plant cannot produce fruits. For example, the pumpkin.   Plants and bees hav…
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Myrmecology
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when a wasps come near you, the best thing to do is stay still. do not panic and harm the wasp. as it will get annoyed and sting you.
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If you have any sense, you don't bother to get rid of them at all. They only hang around long enough to mate and look for a place to make a nest. Then most of them die. All you need do is to sweep up the dead ones if they are a nuisance. The rest of them will disappear into whatever holes they find…
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Generally, house mice are herbivores, and eat only fruits and grains. However, if their preferred foods aren't available, they'll eat other foods, including meat, dairy, and insects. This is a starvation diet for a mouse though, and they can't survive on these sorts of foods indefinitely. Mice are …
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in an average lifetime you swallow about 300 bugs while asleep and about 8 while awake
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Why six, why not four or eight? The easy answer to this question is that there is no reason why 6, and not 8 or 4; after all spiders have eight legs and land vertebrates (amphibians, lizards, mammals, birds) have four legs, so it is just an accident of evolution that the ancestor of all insects had …
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They are related because they all perform some part in the crayfish. Without those parts the crayfish will not survive.They are not related at all!!
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Photo here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190defaultdotxbe?action=view&current=uglybug.jpg http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect Most likely you have seen an ichneuman fly (or wasp). a common insect which is harmless. The "stinger" is actually an ovipositor which allows the female to…
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Answer MYRIAPOD Examples are prawn, scorpion, centipede, millipede,
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first of all a lotus isn't a bug second of all its what your mom eats when she has a bad case of constipation
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There are sprays that can be used that will kill them, but bumble bees are are pollinators and plants need them to make crops. Since the honey bee population has decreased drastically, bumble bees are needed for pollination. If you have a real problem with bumble bees and need to kill the bees, mak…
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Gnats lay eggs.
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Each love bug lives for about 3 to 6 weeks. Poor little guys.
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Dung beetles can be found on every continent, except Antarctica.
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Ive had problems with water bugs in my basement but they were coming in through a drain in the floor. Pais a ton of money for an exterminator they ended up coming right back A co worker told me to pour a cup of Clorox bleach down the drain once a week and i have not seen a bug since!
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Six (6) is the total number of legs that dragonflies (order Odonata) have. Specifically, dragonflies are members of the order of insects. One of the characteristics of that order is the possession of three (3) pairs of legs. Additionally, insects have two (2) antennae that look like but are not leg…
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Insects as a source of nutritionmany African Asian latin American and far eastern Asian countries eat certain insects in Zambia and rsa locust and many flying insects are fried and eaten after removing the wings and legs in India tribals eat ants and locust also the honey bees pupae apis mellifica i…
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The middle section of an insect's body is the abdomen.
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Sounds like mosquito larvae..they look like little squigglers Enough pool shock will kill them and keep them from becoming mosquitoes!
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They eat decaying vegetation. But when I had one as a kid, I would always feed them dog poop, and they lived for about 5 months.roly plies live for 2-5 yrs
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Bug zappers contain 3 main parts: A transformer, Metal grids, and a light. Bug zappers typically use UV lights to attract bugs at night because bugs can see UV much better than other visible light and obviously they are naturally drawn to it. When the bug approaches the light an electrical arc is cr…
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They do, but they are very simplistic. They do not handle emotion, complex thought (at least for most species) or even pain (in most of them).
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Cicadas are insects. The males are well known for the sound they produce by flexing their tymbals, these are drum-like organs found on their abdomens.
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The database did not find the text of a page that it should have found, named "What interesting information do you have for the cicada". This is usually caused by following an outdated diff or history link to a page that has been deleted. If this is not the case, you may have found a bug in the so…
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