|The Bibio marci is the most frequently occurring member of the family Bibionidae. Bibio marci are widespread in Europe and Asia. They belong to the order Diptera and are encountered? are common? from March on, swarming out frequently around 25 April.
Bibio marci are black and shiny. Their bodies ...|
|Leptura quadrifasciata is a beetle belonging to the family of longhorn beetles. It is a member of the subfamily Lepturinae. The name is derived from the striking color of the beetle (yellow-orange bands). The beetle is found in Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia.|
|Zygielle x-notata is a member of the orb-weaver spider family. It is found in Central Europe. This spider is from 5 to 11 mm in length. Its body is yellow to brown in colour and it bears a leaf like marking on its abdomen.|
|The Chrysolina sanguinolenta is a member of the leaf beetle family. It is commonly found in Europe and Asia.
This beetle can reach lengths of 6 to 9 mm. Their bodies are dark. The wing covers have a red edge and rows of points. The wing color is pink.
The main food of the Chry...|
|Sheep bot fly|
|The sheep bot fly (Oestrus ovis) belongs to the genus Oestrus in the order Diptera and is the most common member of the subfamily Oestrinae, in the family of bot flies (Oestridae). The sheep bot fly originally came from the Palearctic eco-zone but is now found throughout the world.
The sheep bot fly reaches body lengths of 10-12 mm. The thorax is covered...|
|...trast to insects, have 8 instead of 6 legs. Instead of compound eyes arachnids have 8 simple eyes. The head and chest are one unit (prosoma). The prosoma is followed by the abdomen which is not divided and mostly appears in a bigger size. They are a member of the subphylum Chelicerata having the chelicerae – the appendages which appear before the mouth - which give the group its name. On the end of the Chelicerata are retractable claws, and in their points are poison glands. |
|Female worker european hornets live for 3-4 weeks, drones,1-2 months, and the queen, up to 14 months. The queen, is the only member of the colony who overwinters. In the middle of April she leaves her hiding place and at the beginning of May,starts to establish a new nest. To this end she first builds a honeycomb, which she covers with a paper-like mass made from chew...|
|The adult beetles feed on pollen and parts of flowers. From July to August they are encountered on umbellifers (a member of the parsley family) and on dead wood. Their preferred habitats are moist forests and watersides in the mountains; they are also at home in areas at lower altitudes.|