For the Love of Nature's Blog – November 2010 Archive (2)

An Ideal Bug For Kids

Most kids are intrigued by things that crawl. The question is - which bugs are so harmless that kids (or yourself) might be very comfortable touching them? One option is the Stink Bug. I know, not exactly the best name for a 'touching' recommendation.

Stink Bugs are common throughout the summer. If you are clothesline person no doubt one has made its way into the house. They are about the size of your fingernail. Stink Bugs have sucking mouth parts so pose no threat to you.…


Added by For the Love of Nature on November 25, 2010 at 8:15pm — No Comments

The Earwig!

With their thin bodies and stealth they seem to easily make their way into our homes. We don't like to pick them up because of the scary-looking pinchers. The actual name for those things is cerci. Earwigs use them for defense against other insects. However, they will give you a pinch if you place your finger close enough - they are basically harmless.

How about your ears? The name earwig comes from the old superstition that they crawl in to people's ears. Fortunately, this is…


Added by For the Love of Nature on November 22, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments

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