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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Earwigs are found throughout the Americas, Africa, Eurasia, Australia and New Zealand. With about 2,000 species in 12 families, they are one of the smaller insect orders. Earwigs have a characteristic pair of forceps pincers on their abdomen, and wings folded underneath short forewings know as "skin wings." Earwigs rarely use their ability to fly.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Six-lined racerunners have six light blue to yellow lines running the length of their body. Males have a pale blue belly and throat. The hind feet are much longer than the front and the fourth toe on the hind foot is extremely long. They can be up to 12 in (30 cm) long.
This lizard lives in open, dry grasslands and sandy areas. Six-lined racerunners are very fast and can outrun most humans attempting to catch them. However, when you see one of these active, alert lizards, you can usually watch it if you don’t get too close. These lizards rarely climb and often take refuge in burrows if frightened. They eat a variety of insects.