Informational
Informational Site Network

View All Sites

Informational - Information on a broad range of topics.

Home / Login / Signup
Browse   
[Recent Popular Search Terms: snakes, doctor, jokes, owls, stars, mortage, twitching, mirror, tax sales ]

 Bugs Insects.net

Find information on different bug speicies and insect behavior




Mobile version of Bugs Insects.net

EBooks Available

Insects EBook


Rank Site: 1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   
Search Articles / Information from this site




Content

+:
  Insects (245)  


Bugs Insects.net

Find information on different bug speicies and insect behavior


Insects

The Fable Of The Cigale And The Ant
Fame is the daughter of Legend. In the world of creatures, as in the world of men, the story precedes and outlives history. There ar...

The Cigale Leaves Its Burrow
The first Cigales appear about the summer solstice. Along the beaten paths, calcined by the sun, hardened by the passage of frequent...

The Song Of The Cigale
Where I live I can capture five species of Cigale, the two principal species being the common Cigale and the variety which lives on ...

The Cigale. The Eggs And Their Hatching
The Cigale confides its eggs to dry, slender twigs. All the branches examined by Reaumur which bore such eggs were branches of the m...

The Mantis - The Chase
There is another creature of the Midi which is quite as curious and interesting as the Cigale, but much less famous, as it is voicel...

The Mantis - Courtship
The little we have seen of the customs of the Mantis does not square very well with the popular name for the insect. From the term ...

The Mantis - The Nest
Let us take a more pleasant aspect of the insect whose loves are so tragic. Its nest is a marvel. In scientific language it is known...

The Golden Gardener - Its Nutriment
In writing the first lines of this chapter I am reminded of the slaughter-pens of Chicago; of those horrible meat factories which in...

The Golden Gardener - Courtship
It is generally recognized that the Carabus auratus is an active exterminator of caterpillars; on this account in particular it dese...

The Field - Cricket
The breeding of Crickets demands no particular preparations. A little patience is enough--patience, which according to Buffon is gen...

The Italian Cricket
My house shelters no specimens of the domestic Cricket, the guest of bakeries and rustic hearths. But although in my village the chi...

The Sisyphus Beetle - The Instinct Of Paternity
The duties of paternity are seldom imposed on any but the higher animals. They are most notable in the bird; and the furry peoples a...

A Bee-hunter - The Philanthus Aviporus
To encounter among the Hymenoptera, those ardent lovers of flowers, a species which goes a-hunting on its own account is, to say the...

The Great Peacock Or Emperor Moth
It was a memorable night! I will name it the Night of the Great Peacock. Who does not know this superb moth, the largest of all our ...

The Oak Eggar, Or Banded Monk
Yes: I was to find it. I even had it already in my possession. An urchin of seven years, with an alert countenance, not washed every...

A Truffle-hunter The Bolboceras Gallicus
In the matter of physics we hear of nothing to-day but the Roentgen rays, which penetrate opaque bodies and photograph the invisible...

The Elephant - Beetle
Some of our machines have extraordinary-looking mechanisms, which remain inexplicable so long as they are seen in repose. But wait u...

The Pea-weevil - Bruchus Pisi
Peas are held in high esteem by mankind. From remote ages man has endeavoured, by careful culture, to produce larger, tenderer, and ...

An Invader - The Haricot - Weevil
If there is one vegetable on earth that more than any other is a gift of the gods, it is the haricot bean. It has all the virtues: i...

The Grey Locust
I have just witnessed a moving spectacle: the last moult of a locust; the emergence of the adult from its larval envelope. It was ma...

The Pine - Chafer
The orthodox denomination of this insect is _Melolontha fullo_, Lin. It does not answer, I am very well aware, to be difficult in ma...

The Black-bellied Tarantula
The Spider has a bad name: to most of us, she represents an odious, noxious animal, which every one hastens to crush under foot. Ag...

The Banded Epeira
In the inclement season of the year, when the insect has nothing to do and retires to winter quarters, the observer profits by the m...

The Narbonne Lycosa
The Epeira, who displays such astonishing industry to give her eggs a dwelling-house of incomparable perfection, becomes, after that...

The Narbonne Lycosa: The Burrow
Michelet {23} has told us how, as a printer's apprentice in a cellar, he established amicable relations with a Spider. At a certain...

The Narbonne Lycosa: The Family
For three weeks and more, the Lycosa trails the bag of eggs hanging to her spinnerets. The reader will remember the experiments des...

The Narbonne Lycosa: The Climbing-instinct
The month of March comes to an end; and the departure of the youngsters begins, in glorious weather, during the hottest hours of the...

The Spiders' Exodus
Seeds, when ripened in the fruit, are disseminated, that is to say, scattered on the surface of the ground, to sprout in spots as ye...

The Crab Spider
The Spider that showed me the exodus in all its magnificence is known officially as _Thomisus onustus_, WALCK. Though the name sugg...

The Garden Spiders: Building The Web
The fowling-snare is one of man's ingenious villainies. With lines, pegs and poles, two large, earth-coloured nets are stretched up...

The Garden Spiders: My Neighbour
Age does not modify the Epeira's talent in any essential feature. As the young worked, so do the old, the richer by a year's experi...

The Garden Spiders: The Lime-snare
The spiral network of the Epeirae possesses contrivances of fearsome cunning. Let us give our attention by preference to that of th...

The Garden Spiders: The Telegraph-wire
Of the six Garden Spiders that form the object of my observations, two only, the Banded and the silky Epeira, remain constantly in t...

The Garden Spiders: Pairing And Hunting
Notwithstanding the importance of the subject, I shall not enlarge upon the nuptials of the Epeirae, grim natures whose loves easily...

The Garden Spiders: The Question Of Property
A dog has found a bone. He lies in the shade, holding it between his paws, and studies it fondly. It is his sacred property, his c...

The Labyrinth Spider
While the Epeirae, with their gorgeous net-tapestries, are incomparable weavers, many other Spiders excel in ingenious devices for f...

The Clotho Spider
She is named Durand's Clotho (_Clotho Durandi_, LATR.), in memory of him who first called attention to this particular Spider. To e...

The Harmas
This is what I wished for, hoc erat in votis: a bit of land, oh, not so very large, but fenced in, to avoid the drawbacks of a public...

The Anthrax
I made the acquaintance of the Anthrax in 1855 at Carpentras, at the time when the life history of the oil beetles was causing me to ...

Another Prober (perforator)
What can he be called, this creature whose style and title I dare not inscribe at the head of the chapter? His name is Monodontomeru...

Larval Dimorphism
If the reader has paid any attention to the story of the Anthrax, he must have perceived that my narrative is incomplete. The fox in ...

Heredity
Facts which I have set forth elsewhere prove that certain dung beetles' make an exception to the rule of paternal indifference--a gen...

My Schooling
I am back in the village, in my father's house. I am now seven years old; and it is high time that I went to school. Nothing could ...

The Pond
The pond, the delight of my early childhood, is still a sight whereof my old eyes never tire. What animation in that verdant world! ...

The Caddis Worm
Whom shall I lodge in my glass trough, kept permanently wholesome by the action of the water weeds? I shall keep caddis worms, those ...

The Greenbottles
I have wished for a few things in my life, none of them capable of interfering with the common weal. I have longed to possess a pond,...

The Grey Flesh Flies
Here the costume changes, not the manner of life. We find the same frequenting of dead bodies, the same capacity for the speedy liqu...

The Bumblebee Fly
Underneath the wasp's brown paper manor house, the ground is channeled into a sort of drain for the refuse of the nest. Here are sho...

Mathematical Memories: Newton's Binomial Theorem
The spider's web is a glorious mathematical problem. I should enjoy working it out in all its details, were I not afraid of wearying...

Mathematical Memories: My Little Table
It is time to start our analytical geometry. He can come now, my partner, the mathematician: I think I shall understand what he says...

The Bluebottle: The Laying
To purge the earth of death's impurities and cause deceased animal matter to be once more numbered among the treasures of life there ...

The Bluebottle: The Grub
The larvae of the bluebottle hatch within two days in the warm weather. Whether inside my apparatus, in direct contact with the piec...

A Parasite Of The Maggot
The dangers of the exhumation are not the only ones; the Bluebottle must be acquainted with others. Life, when all is said, is a kna...

Recollections Of Childhood
Almost as much as insects and birds--the former so dear to the child, who loves to rear his cockchafers and rose beetles on a bed of ...

Insects And Mushrooms
It were out of place to recall my long relations with the bolete and the agaric if the insect did not here enter into a question of g...

A Memorable Lesson
I take leave of the mushrooms with regret: there would be so many other questions to solve concerning them! Why do the maggots eat th...

Industrial Chemistry
Everything happens sooner or later. When, through the low windows overlooking the garden of the school, my eye glanced at the labora...

The Mason Bees
Reaumur (Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur (1683-1757), inventor of the Reaumur thermometer and author of "Memoires pour servir a l'h...

Experiments
As the nests of the Mason-bee of the Walls are erected on small-sized pebbles, which can be easily carried wherever you like and moved...

Exchanging The Nests
Let us continue our series of tests with the Mason-bee of the Walls. Thanks to its position on a pebble which we can move at will, the...

More Enquiries Into Mason-bees
This chapter was to have taken the form of a letter addressed to Charles Darwin, the illustrious naturalist who now lies buried beside...

The Story Of My Cats
If this swinging-process fails entirely when its object is to make the insect lose its bearings, what influence can it have upon the C...

The Red Ants
The Pigeon transported for hundreds of miles is able to find his way back to his Dove-cot; the Swallow, returning from his winter quar...

Some Reflections Upon Insect Psychology
The laudator temperis acti is out of favour just now: the world is on the move. Yes, but sometimes it moves backwards. When I was a bo...

Parasites
In August or September, let us go into some gorge with bare and sun- scorched sides. When we find a slope well-baked by the summer hea...

The Theory Of Parasitism
The Melecta does what she can with the gifts at her disposal. I should leave it at that, if I had not to take into consideration a gra...

The Tribulations Of The Mason Bee
To illustrate the methods of those who batten on others' goods, the plunderers who know no rest till they have wrought the destruction...

The Leucopses
(This chapter should be read in conjunction with the essays entitled "The Anthrax" and "Larval Dimorphism", forming chapters 2 and 4 o...

Bramble-dwellers
The peasant, as he trims his hedge, whose riotous tangle threatens to encroach upon the road, cuts the trailing stems of the bramble a...

The Osmiae
February has its sunny days, heralding spring, to which rude winter will reluctantly yield place. In snug corners, among the rocks, th...

The Distribution Of The Sexes
Does the insect know beforehand the sex of the egg which it is about to lay? When examining the stock of food in the cells just now, w...

The Mother Decides The Sex Of The Egg
I will begin with the Mason-bee of the Pebbles. (This is the same insect as the Mason-bee of the Walls. Cf. "The Mason-bees": passim.-...

Permutations Of Sex
The sex of the egg is optional. The choice rests with the mother, who is guided by considerations of space and, according to the acco...

Instinct And Discernment
The Pelopaeus (A Mason-wasp forming the subject of essays which have not yet been published in English.--Translator's Note.) gives us ...

Economy Of Energy
What stimulus does the insect obey when it employs the reserve powers that slumber in its race? Of what use are its industrial variati...

The Leaf-cutters
It is not enough that animal industry should be able, to a certain extent, to adapt itself to casual exigencies when choosing the site...

The Cotton-bees
The evidence of the Leaf-cutters proves that a certain latitude is left to the insect in its choice of materials for the nest; and thi...

The Resin-bees
At the time when Fabricius (Johann Christian Fabricius (1745-1808), a noted Danish entomologist, author of "Systema entomologiae" (177...

The Poison Of The Bee
I have discussed elsewhere the stings administered by the Wasps to their prey. Now chemistry comes and puts a spoke in the wheel of ou...

The Halicti A Parasite
Do you know the Halicti? Perhaps not. There is no great harm done: it is quite possible to enjoy the few sweets of existence without ...

The Halicti The Portress
Leaving our village is no very serious matter when we are children. We even look on it as a sort of holiday. We are going to see some...

The Halicti Parthenogenesis
The Halictus opens up another question, connected with one of life's obscurest problems. Let us go back five-and-twenty years. I am li...

The Pompili
The Ammophila's caterpillar (Cf. "The Hunting Wasps," by J. Henri Fabre, translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos: chapters 13 and 1...

The Scoliae
Were strength to take precedence over the other zoological attributes, the Scoliae would hold a predominant place in the front rank of...

A Dangerous Diet
The Scolia's egg is in no way exceptional in shape. It is white, cylindrical, straight and about four millimetres long by one millimet...

The Cetonia-larva
The Scolia's feeding-period lasts, on the average, for a dozen days or so. By then the victuals are no more than a crumpled bag, a ski...

The Problem Of The Scoliae
Now that all the facts have been set forth, it is time to collate them. We already know that the Beetle-hunters, the Cerceres (Cf. "Th...

The Tachytes
The family of Wasps whose name I inscribe at the head of this chapter has not hitherto, so far as I know, made much noise in the world...

Change Of Diet
Brillat-Savarin, when pronouncing his famous maxim, "Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are," certainly never suspected...

A Dig At The Evolutionists
To rear a caterpillar-eater on a skewerful of Spiders is a very innocent thing, unlikely to compromise the security of the State; it i...

Rationing According To Sex
Considered in respect of quality, the food has just disclosed our profound ignorance of the origins of instinct. Success falls to the ...

The Bee-eating Philanthus
To meet among the Wasps, those eager lovers of flowers, a species that goes hunting more or less on its own account is certainly a not...

The Method Of The Ammophilae.
My readers may differ in appraising the comparative value of the trifling discoveries which entomology owes to my labours. The geologi...

The Method Of The Scoliae
After the Ammophilae, the paralysers who multiply their lancet-thrusts to destroy the influence of the various nerve-centres, exceptin...

The Method Of The Calicurgi
The non-armoured victims, vulnerable by the sting over almost their whole body, ordinary caterpillars and Looper caterpillars, Cetonia...

Objections And Rejoinders
No idea of any scope can begin its soaring flight but straightway the curmudgeons are after it, eager to break its wings and to stamp ...

The Harmas
This is what I wished for, hoc erat in votis: a bit of land, oh, not so very large, but fenced in, to avoid the drawbacks of a public w...

The Green Grasshopper
We are in the middle of July. The astronomical dog-days are just beginning; but in reality the torrid season has anticipated the calend...

The Empusa
The sea, life's first foster-mother, still preserves in her depths many of those singular and incongruous shapes which were the earlies...

The Capricorn
My youthful meditations owe some happy moments to Condillac's famous statue which, when endowed with the sense of smell, inhales the sc...

The Burying-beetles The Burial
Beside the footpath in April lies the Mole, disembowelled by the peasant's spade; at the foot of the hedge the pitiless urchin has ston...

The Burying-beetles Experiments
Let us proceed to the rational prowess which has earned for the Necrophorus the better part of his renown and, to begin with, let us su...

The Bluebottle
To purge the earth of death's impurities and cause deceased animal matter to be once more numbered among the treasures of life there ar...

The Pine-processionary
Drover Dingdong's Sheep followed the Ram which Panurge had maliciously thrown overboard and leapt nimbly into the sea, one after the ot...

The Spiders
THE NARBONNE LYCOSA, OR BLACK-BELLIED TARANTULA. THE BURROW. Michelet has told us how, as a printer's apprentice in a cellar, he ...

The Banded Epeira
BUILDING THE WEB. The fowling-snare is one of man's ingenious villainies. With lines, pegs and poles, two large, earth-coloured nets...

The Eumenes
A wasp-like garb of motley black and yellow; a slender and graceful figure; wings not spread out flat, when resting, but folded lengthw...

The Osmiae
THEIR HABITS. February has its sunny days, heralding spring, to which rude winter will reluctantly yield place. In snug corners, amo...

The Glow-worm
Few insects in our climes vie in popular fame with the Glow-worm, that curious little animal which, to celebrate the little joys of lif...

The Cabbage-caterpillar
The cabbage of our modern kitchen-gardens is a semi-artificial plant, the produce of our agricultural ingenuity quite as much as of the...

On The Threshold Of The Hive
IT is not my intention to write a treatise on apiculture, or on practical bee-keeping. Excellent works of the kind abound in all ci...

The Swarm
WE will now, so as to draw more closely to nature, consider the different episodes of the swarm as they come to pass in an...

The Foundation Of The City
LET us rather consider the proceedings of the swarm the apiarist shall have gathered into his hive. And first of all let u...

The Life Of The Bee
LET us now, in order to form a clearer conception of the bees' intellectual power, proceed to consider their methods of int...

The Young Queens
HERE let us close our hive, where we find that life is reassuming its circular movement, is extending and multiplying, to ...

The Nuptial Flight
WE will now consider the manner in which the impregnation of the queen-bee comes to pass. Here again nature has taken extraord...

The Massacre Of The Males
IF skies remain clear, the air warm, and pollen and nectar abound in the flowers, the workers, through a kind of forgetful...

The Progress Of The Race
BEFORE closing this book--as we have closed the hive on the torpid silence of winter--I am anxious to meet the objection i...

The Honey Bee Capable Of Being Tamed Or Domesticated To A Most Surprising Degree
If the bee had not such a necessary and yet formidable weapon both of offence and defence, multitudes would be induced to enter upon...

What They Are
Side view of grasshopper with wings and legs partly removed...

Their Principal Characteristics
Face of grasshopper enlarged showing parts; ant., antenna; ...

Their Methods Of Developing
In most cases the parent insect deposits small eggs which hatch later into the young insects. In some cases, as with the blow-flies...

The Principal Orders
In order to study a group of animals which includes so many thousand different kinds it is necessary to divide them into a number o...

Their Habits
The habits of insects are as varied as their forms and adaptations. Some live in the water all their life, others spend a part of t...

Their Role In Agriculture
Some insects may be very destructive to crops, others are beneficial, while the majority of insects are of no importance to man or ...

Directions For Collecting
A convenient home-made net for catching insects; note the b...

Pinning And Preserving A Collection
Method of pinning different kinds of insects. Afte...

Rearing And Observing Them While Alive
While studying an insect it is advisable wherever possible to first study it where it is found in the field and later bring it home...

The Grasshopper
The grasshopper or locust is one of the most ancient plagues of cultivated crops. From the earliest time they have destroyed crops. ...

The Grasshopper Field Studies
The small so-called red-legged grasshopper is always most abundant in the fall and for this reason we have selected it for our stud...

Breeding Cage Observations
After you have learned all you can about the habits of the grasshopper in the field, catch a few of them and take them home and put...

Study Of Specimen
Take a grasshopper from the jar and examine it carefully. Count the number of legs, wings and joints in the body. How many joints i...

The House Fly Or Typhoid Fly
In the house fly we find one of man's most deadly foes. War can not compare with the campaigns of disease and death waged by this m...

Study Of The Fly And Its Work
Observe first of all the feeding habits of the fly. What foods in the home is it most fond of? Make a list of all the food materials...

The Mosquito
Here we have another small insect which, like the house fly, is extremely dangerous, due to its ability to carry the germs of disea...

The Mosquito Observations And Study
Collect all the different kinds of mosquitoes you can find and note difference in size and markings. Do you find the malarial fever...

The Cabbage Miller
Egg of cabbage miller much enlarged. With the firs...

The Cabbage Miller Observations And Study
Cabbage worm feeding, slightly enlarged. ...

Breeding Work
Collect a few of the worms and put them in a glass jar with a piece of cabbage leaf. Examine them carefully and watch them crawl. H...

The Apply Worm
Apple worms in core of apple. Usually only one worm appears...

The Apply Worm Observations And Breeding Work
Go into the orchard and examine for apples with masses of sawdust-like material projecting from the sides or blossom end. By removi...

The Tomato Or Tabacco Worm
This insect is often very destructive to tomatoes and tobacco. Most country boys and girls know it and fear its ugly looking horn. ...

The Tomato Or Tabacco Worm Study And Observation
Observe the worms where they are at work on tomatoes. Disturb them and hear them grind their jaws together. Do they eat the foliage...

The Firefly
This insect is of little economic importance to us at present but its peculiar habit of producing light makes it a very striking fo...

The Firefly Observations And Studies
Firefly beetles on sour-dock leaf. ...

The White Grub Or June Bug
White grub feeding on roots of corn plant, enlarged. ...

The White Grub Or June Bug Observations And Studies
Collect a number of the grubs from the ground and examine them for legs, eyes and mouth. How many legs have they? Can you find eyes...

The Colorado Potato Beetle
The Colorado potato beetle showing stages of development a...

The Colorado Potato Beetle Observations And Studies
Watch for the first appearance of the adult beetles in the spring when the potatoes are just beginning to come up. They pass the wi...

The Lady Beetle
The lady-beetles comprise one family of small beetles, which is famous for the number of beneficial forms it includes. With but two...

The Lady Beetle Observations And Studies
Examine about fruit trees, shade trees, truck crops and in wheat fields for the brightly marked beetles. Watch them move about the ...

The Dragon Fly
Cast off skin of dragon-fly nymph, showing shape and positi...

The Dragon Fly Observations And Field Studies
Go into the fields and study and collect the different kinds of dragon-flies and their young stages from the bottoms of ponds. How ...

The Squash Bug
This common blackish or earth-colored bug is usually called the squash stink-bug. It has a very disagreeable odor which gives it th...

The Squash Bug Observations And Field Studies
Squash stink-bug adult and nymph extracting sap from squash...

The Plant Louse
For this chapter any common species of plant-louse may be used. If the study is made in the spring the louse on rose, apple, clover...

The Plant Louse Observations And Field Studies
Plant some melon, radish or other seeds in fertile soil in pots for use in this study. When lice appear on crops in the garden or f...

The Honey Bee
One can hardly believe that this small, ever busy creature each year gathers many million dollars worth of products for man in th...

The Honey Bee Observations And Studies
Two colonies of bees poorly cared for. Note box hives, crow...

The Ant
The ants are closely related to the bees and are similar to them in many respects. They live in colonies consisting of workers, dro...

The Ant Studies And Observations
It is easy to study the out-door life of ants, but it is most difficult to follow their activities in the nest. Go into the field o...

A Honey Bee Never Volunteers An Attack Or Acts On The Offensive When It Is Gorged Or Filled With Honey
The man who first attempted to lodge a swarm of bees in an artificial hive, was doubtless agreeably surprised at the ease with which h...

Bees Cannot Under Any Circumstances Resist The Temptation To Fill Themselves With Liquid Sweets
It would be quite as easy for an inveterate miser to look with indifference upon a golden shower of double eagles, falling at his feet...

The Queen Or Mother-bee The Drones And The Workers; With Various Highly Important Facts In Their Natural History
Bees can flourish only when associated in large numbers, as a colony. In a solitary state, a single bee is almost as helpless as a n...

On The Way In Which The Eggs Of The Queen Bee Are Fecundated
I come now to a subject of great practical importance, and one which, until quite recently, has been _attended_ with apparently insupe...

Effect Of Retarded Impregnation On The Queen Bee
I shall now mention a fact in the physiology of the Queen Bee, more singular than any which has yet been related. Huber, while expe...

Fertile Workers
It has already been remarked, that the workers are proved by dissection to be females, all of which, under ordinary circumstances, are...

The Drones Or Male Bees
The drones are, unquestionably, the male bees. Dissection proves that they have the appropriate organs of generation. They are much la...

The Production Of So Many Drones Necessary In A State Of Nature To Prevent Degeneracy From In And In Breeding
I have often been able, by the reasons previously assigned, to account for the necessity of such a large number of drones in a state o...

The Workers Or Common Bees
The number of workers in a hive varies very much. A good swarm ought to contain 15,000 or 20,000; and in large hives, strong colonies ...

Age Of Bees
The queen bee, (as has been already stated,) will live four, and sometimes, though very rarely, five years. As the life of the drones ...

The Process Of Rearing The Queen More Particularly Described
If in the early part of the season, the population of a hive becomes uncomfortably crowded, the bees usually make preparations for swa...

Royal Jelly
The young queens are supplied with a much larger quantity of food than is allotted to the other larvae, so that they seem almost to fl...

Artificial Rearing Of Queens
The distress of the bees when they lose their queen, has already been described. If they have the means of supplying her loss, they so...

Comb
Wax is a natural secretion of the bees; it may be called _their oil or fat_. If they are gorged with honey, or any liquid sweet, and...

Propolis
This substance is obtained by the bees from the resinous buds and limbs of trees; and when first gathered, it is usually of a bright...

Pollen Or Bee-bread
This substance is gathered by the bees from the flowers, or blossoms, and is used _for the nourishment of their young_. Repeated exp...

On The Advantages Which Ought To Be Found In An Improved Hive
In this chapter, I shall enumerate certain very desirable, if not necessary, qualities of a good hive. I have neither the taste nor ...

Protection Against Extremes Of Heat And Cold Sudden And Severe Changes Of Temperature And Dampness In The Hives
I specially invite a careful perusal of this chapter, as the subject, though of the very first importance in the management of bees,...

Protector
I attach very great importance to the way in which I give the bees effectual protection against extremes of heat and cold, and sudden ...

Ventilation Of The Hive
If a populous hive is examined on a warm Summer day, a considerable number of bees will be found standing on the alighting board, wi...

Natural Swarming And Hiving Of Swarms
The swarming of bees has been justly regarded as one of the most beautiful sights in the whole compass of rural economy. Although, f...

Artificial Swarming
The numerous efforts which have been made for the last fifty years or more, to dispense with natural swarming, plainly indicate the ...

The Bee-moth And Other Enemies Of Bees Diseases Of Bees
Of all the numerous enemies of the honey-bee, the Bee-Moth (Tinea mellonella,) in climates of hot Summers, is by far, the most to be...

Loss Of The Queen
That the queen of a hive is often lost, and that the ruin of the whole colony soon follows, unless such a loss is seasonably remedie...

Transferring Bees From The Common Hive To The Movable Comb Hive
The construction of my hive is such, as to permit me to transfer bees from the common hives, during all the season that the weather is...

Procuring Bees To Start An Apiary
A person ignorant of bees, must depend in a very great measure, on the honesty of those from whom he purchases them. Many stocks are n...

Robbing
Bees are exceedingly prone to rob each other, and unless suitable precautions are used to prevent it, the Apiarian will often have c...

Directions For Feeding Bees
Few things in the practical department of the Apiary, are more important and yet more shamefully neglected, or grossly mismanaged,...

Feeding To Make A Profit By Selling The Honey Stored Up By The Bees
For many years, Apiarians have attempted to make the feeding of bees on a large scale, profitable to their owners. All such attempts h...

Honey Pasturage Overstocking
In the chapter on Feeding, it has already been stated that honey is not a natural secretion of the bee, but a substance obtained fro...

Pasturage
Some blossoms yield only pollen, and others only honey; but by far the largest number, both honey and pollen. Since the discovery that...

Overstocking A District With Bees
I come now to a point of the very first importance to all interested in the cultivation of bees. If the opinions which the great major...

The Anger Of Bees Remedy For Their Sting Bee-dress Instincts Of Bees
If the bee was disposed to use, without any provocation, the effective weapon with which it has been provided, its domestication wou...

Remedies For The Sting Of A Bee
If only a few of the host of remedies, so zealously advocated, could be made effectual, few persons would have much reason to dread be...

Bee-dress
Timid Apiarians, and all who are liable to suffer severely from the sting of a bee, should by all means furnish themselves with the p...

Instincts Of Bees
This treatise has already grown to such a length, that I must be exceedingly brief on a point peculiarly interesting to all who deligh...

The Harmas
This is what I wished for, hoc erat in votis: a bit of land, oh, not so very large, but fenced in, to avoid the drawbacks of a public ...

The Green Grasshopper
We are in the middle of July. The astronomical dog-days are just beginning; but in reality the torrid season has anticipated the cale...

The Empusa
The sea, life's first foster-mother, still preserves in her depths many of those singular and incongruous shapes which were the earlie...

The Capricorn
My youthful meditations owe some happy moments to Condillac's famous statue which, when endowed with the sense of smell, inhales the s...

The Burying-beetles: The Burial
Beside the footpath in April lies the Mole, disembowelled by the peasant's spade; at the foot of the hedge the pitiless urchin has st...

The Burying-beetles: Experiments
Let us proceed to the rational prowess which has earned for the Necrophorus the better part of his renown and, to begin with, let us ...

The Bluebottle
To purge the earth of death's impurities and cause deceased animal matter to be once more numbered among the treasures of life there a...

The Pine-processionary
Drover Dingdong's Sheep followed the Ram which Panurge had maliciously thrown overboard and leapt nimbly into the sea, one after the o...

The Spiders
THE NARBONNE LYCOSA, OR BLACK-BELLIED TARANTULA. THE BURROW. Michelet has told us how, as a printer's apprentice in a cellar, he ...

The Banded Epeira
BUILDING THE WEB. The fowling-snare is one of man's ingenious villainies. With lines, pegs and poles, two large, earth-coloured net...

The Eumenes
A wasp-like garb of motley black and yellow; a slender and graceful figure; wings not spread out flat, when resting, but folded length...

The Osmiae
THEIR HABITS. February has its sunny days, heralding spring, to which rude winter will reluctantly yield place. In snug corners, am...

The Glow-worm
Few insects in our climes vie in popular fame with the Glow-worm, that curious little animal which, to celebrate the little joys of li...

The Cabbage-caterpillar
The cabbage of our modern kitchen-gardens is a semi-artificial plant, the produce of our agricultural ingenuity quite as much as of th...

The September-gale Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Fire Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Porpoise Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Seaweed Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Flying-fish Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Log-book Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Shark Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Christmas Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Sounding Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Teak-wood Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Stowaway Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Albatross Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Derelict Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Lighthouse Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Runaway Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where ...

The Trafalgar Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Cargo Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Privateer Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Race Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Pilot Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

The Driftwood Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where...

A Narrow-waisted Mother
I first got acquainted with Mary when she was collecting tarantula holes. This appealed to me strongly. It was so much more interest...

Red And Black Against White
The meadow lark on the fence post behind my house is unusually voluble this uncertain morning; maybe he is getting his day's singing...

The Vendetta
This is the story of a fight. In the first story of this book, I said that Mary and I had seen a remarkable fight one evening at sun...

The True Story Of The Pit Of Morrowbie Jukes
"It seemed that some one was calling to me in a whisper--'Sahib! Sahib! Sahib!' exactly as my bearer used to call me in the mornings...

Argiope Of The Silver Shield
Argiope of the Silver Shield is the handsomest spider that Mary and I know. Do you know a handsomer? Or are you of those who have p...

The Orange-dwellers
An entire colony of those strange little people, the Orange-dwellers, were killed in our town yesterday morning. And not a newspaper...

The Dragon Of Lagunita
When Mary and I came to examine our ant-lion dragon the day after our adventures among the Morrowbie Jukes pits, we found him dead i...

A Summer Invasion
"Are you comfortable, Mary?" I ask, "and shall I begin?" "Yes; in just a minute," Mary replies; "I want to sit so that I can see ...

A Clever Little Brown Ant
We were sitting in the warm sun on the very tip-top of Bungalow Hill. This is a gentle crest that rises three hundred and fifty feet...

An Hour Of Living Or The Dance Of Death
"But why didn't he go back if he liked France so much better; and if he had plenty of money?" asked Mary. "Ah, well, even having ...

In Fuzzy's Glass House
Fuzzy was distinguished from most of her brothers and sisters, when we first became acquainted with her, by the fine head of hair wh...

Animated Honey-jars
It was one evening not long after our afternoon on Bungalow Hill, where Mary had found the mealy-bugs in the runways of an ant's nes...

Houses Of Oak
There are eight different kinds of oak-trees growing on or near the campus where Mary and I live. And each kind of oak-tree has seve...

Categories

Animals



Topics

  Insects  


Most Popular Content 2017-10-20

Bugs Insects.net
The Mantis - The Nest
Bugs Insects.net
Larval Dimorphism
Bugs Insects.net
My Schooling
Bugs Insects.net
Age Of Bees
Bugs Insects.net
The Leaf-cutters
Bugs Insects.net
The Glow-worm
Bugs Insects.net
A Dangerous Diet
Bugs Insects.net
Their Role In Agriculture
Bugs Insects.net
Natural Swarming And Hiving Of Swarms
Bugs Insects.net
Economy Of Energy