Tag Archives: Invertebrate

A glimpse inside a yellowjacket wasp nest

Peel back the outside layers of a yellowjacket wasp nest, and see what it looks like inside. Eggs, larvae, and pupae are packed away in little cells. An adult can be see as it just begins to emerge from its pupa. Continue reading

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Hungry snakes – rough green eats a spider

Following up on the recent post showing a video of a copperhead eating a cicada, here is a cool video from Joe Letsche showing a rough green snake eating a spider. Invertebrates are quite appetizing for some snakes!

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Fascinating video: copperhead eating molting cicada

Here is a fascinating video by Kenneth Gisi of a copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) eating a molting cicada. Kenneth noticed this just as the snake started to eat the cicada, and his video goes all the way to when it has … Continue reading

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Potter Wasp emerges from mud ball

Potter wasp after emerging from mud ball. Continue reading

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Phoresy, or just chance?

Phoresy is a fascinating phenomenon in the animal world in which individuals of one species “hitch a ride” on another species. In contrast to parasitism, the hitchhiking animal does not take resources or feed upon the animal giving it a … Continue reading

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