Praying Mantis



Ah…this next one is a tricky one.

Q. When is a wasp not a wasp?

A. When it’s a hoverfly! Click on the link to see the wikipedia entry with a poster of 16 different species of hover fly.

According to Wikipedia

Hoverflies are harmless to most other animals despite their mimicry of the black and yellow stripes of wasps, which serves to ward off predators.

This particular one is Syrphus ribesii.


Grey striped fly

You can check out an awesome and exquisitely detailed close-up shot of the Grey Striped Fly over at Bug


Websites about Insects

Pestworld for Kids – Information and Games

Bug Shots – A Closer Look at Insect Photography Insects – articles about insects and Q&A

Yahoo Kids Study – Insects

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