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Whats the name of the biggest moth in the world ?
Morgan's sphinx moth
The Atlas moth is one of the largest lepidopterans with a wingspan measuring between 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in) and a wing surface area of about 400 cm^2 (62 in^2). Attacus atlas, the Atlas moth, is a large saturniid moth endemic to the forests of Asia. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.
What is sapro-xylophagous food?
Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an herbivorous animal whose diet consists primarily (often solely) of wood. ... Animals feeding only on dead wood are called sapro-xylophagous or saproxylic.
How do Japanese honey bees defend themselves from Japanese giant hornets?
they bite their eyes off
they sink them
they overheat them
they squeeze their reproductive organs
As a hornet enters the hive, a mob of hundreds of honey bees surrounds it in a ball, completely covering it and preventing it from reacting effectively. The bees violently vibrate their flight muscles in much the same way as they do to heat the hive in cold conditions. This raises the temperature in the ball to the critical temperature of 46 °C.
These ants bite off and collect leaf pieces. What for?
they will grow mushrooms on them
they will feed them to larva
they will expand their anthill with it
they're converting a tree to a new anthill
South American Atta ants use leaves to prepare their food. They chew them first and then grow mushrooms on it.
The honeydew honey is a dark, strong type of honey. What is honeydew?
Sticky liquid from cones
Sap flowing from plant on sunny days
Nectar dissolved in dew
Secretion of aphids
Honeydew is a sugar-rich sticky liquid, secreted by aphids as they feed on plant sap. When their mouthpart penetrates the phloem, the sugary, high-pressure liquid is forced out of the anus of the aphid. Honeydew is then collected by honey bees.
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