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Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:13 am Unread post
Not such a common name, eh? Perhaps they use the scientific one for fruit-fly aristocracy? :wink: Carol. :clap:
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Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:56 pm Unread post
Do insects have blood and do they bleed when hurt


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Insects do have a liquid "plasma" that carries nutrients around their bodies, and also wastes to the appropriate area for erradication from the body.

But they do not have red blood cells as vertebrates do, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the other parts of the body.

If hurt, some of this plasma will ooze from the wound.


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Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:05 am Unread post
Correct yoda :clap: :clap:

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Which unique insect has a "special" relationship with the elephants and other large herbivores in Addo?


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The flightless Dung beetle of Addo?


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Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:36 pm Unread post
Philip1 wrote
The flightless Dung beetle of Addo?

yup, the Flightless Dung Beetle. :thumbs_up:


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:thumbs_up: Yoda.

:hmz: Which new insect was discovered (of a existing species)-(name), and only recently named In Kruger Park (Couple of years ago)?


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The giant stick insect, Bactrododema krugeri ?


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Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:08 am Unread post
Phokojwe. :thumbs_up:
"Should you happen to be wandering around a campsite in Kruger at night, direct your torch light into the trees – if your eyes are sharp enough you might catch a glimpse of South Africa's longest stick insect.
The giant stick insect, Bactrododema krugeri, was only recently named. This amazing insect is almost 30cm long when its legs are stretched out. The female stick insect has a longer body than the male, with a length of 193mm compared to 163mm. However, when legs are taken into account the male is 295mm long compared to the female's 226mm".
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