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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:28 am

No, not what I have in mind.
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:09 am

The mopani bee, which sometimes crawls into one's eyes, ears, or nostrils?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:51 am

:thumbs_up: IT!
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:02 pm

After fertilising a female, male grasshoppers remain on top of her back for up to several days, without eating. Why do they do this?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:06 pm

To prevent another male from fertilising her. A male has the ability to remove the sperm of another male from the female. Staying in place after mating prevents another male from doing this.
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:46 am

IB, IT. :thumbs_up: :clap:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:58 pm

:big_eyes: Pretty amazing!!
Great question OWN :thumbs_up:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:52 pm

Thanks Rosemary. :thumbs_up: I was just thinking how great it is that human males don't have to do the same thing. :lol:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:12 pm

:lol: :lol: My thoughts exactly :wink:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:47 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Siobain » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:37 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:26 pm

:dance:

Sorry for the late reply ... we blew a 10 gig cap early last week and had to kick the internet habbit for a few days! :doh:

Easy one ... why should you not call a ladybird a "lady".
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:51 pm

:doh: I struggle to blow 10 Gig!

Is it because the external characteristics of males and females are virtually identical, such that the sex cannot be visually distinguished in most species?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:32 pm

:lol: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:52 am

:thumbs_up:

Processionary caterpillars spin large bags of silk, wherein they pupate. The amount of silk that could be harvested from such bags could benefit humans, but unfortunately this silk cannot be used commercially. Why not?
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