Asked in Insects, Wasps and Hornets, Ants
What north American insects make dirt mounds?
Termites in Africa make huge dirt mounds however, in the US, hornets make dirt mounds by digging in the ground and making their nests in the ground. They can be very territorail pests beware if you go near their mounds they fly around you and buzz. They are easy to kill just make sure you have a net and rock ready. ...
Asked in Native American History
What are facts about Native American mound builders?
-Their mounds were built in a large area from the great lakes to the gulf of mexico, from the Mississippi river to the Appalachian mts. -The greatest mounds are in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys -They built mounds to bury the dead bodies of religious leaders -the mounds were made of dirt, clay, and stone ...
Asked in Insects
What type of insect build ant like mounds all over the ground?
Sandflies are a type of wasp species that build their nests in dirt mounds. These nests are constructed by digging holes in the side of the dirt mound. ...
Asked in Anthropology, Native American History
How did the mound builders build the mounds?
The original theory was that they used baskets of dirt, and that may still hold true for smaller mounds. Recent studies show that much more complex methods were required for the larger mounds (although they don't give examples of what that may have been). ...
Asked in Garden Pests, Animal Behavior, Worms
What are fat white worm-like creatures in clay-like outdoor mounds?
Fat, white, worm-like creatures inside clay-like mounds could be termites. While termites are best known for inhabiting the woodwork of houses, they can also build huge mounds in the dirt. ...
Asked in Glaciers
What are hills left by glaciers?
Glaciers push up mounds of dirt as the advance forward. When they recede, they leave these mounds of earth, debris and rock What are these mounds called? In my ancient memory, I thought they were called doldrums, but this doesn't seem to be right judging from the responses I have obtained from this site. The hills are called moraines or just a moraine. ...