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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:19 am

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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby oddesy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:10 pm

Interesting question! Many moth species, especially those that are members of the family Noctuidae and Arctiidae (Noctuidae are the most abundant family) have "ears" on the top of their thorax. These ears allow them to detect echolocating bats from as far away as 100m by detecting the sound waves. They then have two different responses, (1) if the bat is nearby the moth will show zigzag or looping flight, dive or even just simply passively fall out the way of danger; (2) those moths which are far away will turn around and fly away from the hunting bat.

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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:45 pm

Correct! You are IT!

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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:23 pm

:thumbs_up: Well done Oddesy :thumbs_up:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:51 am

Oddesy. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Siobain » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:38 pm

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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:24 pm

First to post ...
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:28 pm

Where does the "lady" come from in ladybugs?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:40 pm

I had no idea and unfortunately consulted google :redface: and found this Philip1 :big_eyes:

It's an interesting story how ladybugs got its name. Around 500 years ago farmers had problems with insects killing some of their crops. The farmers started praying to the Virgin Mary. Soon beetles swarmed in and ate the bugs that was destroying the crops. In honor of Virgin Mary they are now called Ladybugs :big_eyes: :hmz:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:36 pm

:gflower: RosemaryH, what a wonderful answer. That is the same info as mine. Well done :thumbs_up:

:hmz: Google, books, tapes, etc, etc.....How else will we Learn and increase our Knowledge? :D
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Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:45 am

Delightful story ... :clap:
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Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:54 am

:thumbs_up: Phillip1 :lol: :lol: I know..... Books etc etc are fantastic, in my world - google too quick and easy and sometimes feels like cheating :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: (to me) that's all :lol: :lol: We learn something everytime we read something, it doesn't matter where we read it :thumbs_up:

What do Stick insects sometimes do/or are capable of doing, to escape attacks by predators?
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Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:57 am

They simulate dead sticks to blend in with the vegetation. :tongue:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:18 am

That all I thought they did too OWN :) but there is something else quite interesting that they are capable of doing.

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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:55 am

:wink: :D :D Thank you, Rosemary ... good to be back too. :dance:
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