The ticks follow white-tailed deer populations, and warmer winters and multiplying deer populations likely allowed the tick to spread through the country.
Ticks are small arachnids known for their blood-feeding behavior, and they belong to the subclass Acari. They are ectoparasites, meaning they feed on the blood of a wide variety of hosts, including mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles. Ticks are important vectors of various diseases, and they are found throughout the world.
Australian Bulldog Ant is one of the most deadly species of ant on the planet. They are listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records as the deadliest ant in the world.
Bulldog ants are a group of large, aggressive ants belonging to the genus Myrmecia, which is native to Australia. These ants are known for their impressive size, powerful mandibles, and potent stingers. Myrmecia are often called bulldog ants, bull ants, inch ants, sergeant ants, or jumper ants.
The yellow-legged hornet poses a threat to honeybees and other pollinators.
In August 2023, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), in coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the University of Georgia, confirmed the presence of a yellow-legged hornet (YLH; Vespa velutina) near Savannah, Ga.
Blowflies, also known as bottle flies, play an important role in the ecosystem as decomposers.
Blowflies, also known as blow flies, are a type of fly belonging to the family Calliphoridae. The name “blowfly” comes from the old English term “blawan,” which means “to blow or to swell.” The name is thought to be derived from the bloated appearance of carcasses that blowflies often feed on and lay their eggs in.
Vampirism — piercing or cutting animal skin to suck or lap up blood — is known throughout the animal kingdom.
The Calyptra, commonly known as the Vampire Moth, is a fascinating and unique insect belonging to the family Erebidae, subfamily Calpinae. These moths are notable for their unusual feeding behavior, which involves drinking the blood of other animals, earning them their intriguing name.
Millipedes aren’t insects, but arthropod invertebrates more closely related to lobsters and crayfish.
A team of researchers in Los Angeles has discovered a new species of millipede. The new species, known as the Los Angeles Thread Millipede or the more formal illacme socal, was found beneath the soil surface in two parks located in the city and in Orange County. Measuring just 0.5mm wide and 2.5cm long, the burrowing creature is also pale and blind and reportedly has the ability to produce a silk-like sticky substance similar to spider silk.
Screwworms usually infect livestock, and the economic impact on that industry can be enormous.
When people talk about screwworms, they are usually referring to the larvae (maggots) of the New World screwworm fly. The fly itself is about the size of a regular housefly but has orange eyes and a metallic-looking body that’s either blue, green, or gray with dark stripes.
The American cockroach is the largest of the species
The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, was introduced to the United States from Africa as early as 1625. The American cockroach has spread throughout the world through commerce. It is found mainly in basements, sewers, steam tunnels, and drainage systems.
There are hundreds of tick species in the world, and about 10 percent of these species are found in the United States.
The Asian long-horned tick — Haemaphysalis longicornis — “is a tick indigenous to Asia, where it is an important vector of human and animal disease agents,” warned a research team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Millipedes are a group of arthropods that are characterized by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments; they are known scientifically as the class Diplopoda, the name derived from this feature.