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Monday, November 14

  1. page home edited The Digital Insect Collection ... summer of 2010, 2011, students in ... Honors Biology Cl…

    The Digital Insect Collection
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    summer of 2010,2011, students in
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    Honors Biology ClassClasses collected insects
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    of the 20102011 school year,
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    and Coleoptera.
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    aquatic environments.
    By clicking on the photos of the individual insects below, you will find extensive information on its life history and its niche from the locale where is was collected. We hope you find the information in this wiki helpful in understanding how unique and important insects are in our world.
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Thursday, April 14

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  2. page Eastern Yellowjackets edited Eastern Yellowjackets Yellowjacket (Vespula maculifrons) {http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn…

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    Yellowjackets are the common name given to the predatory wasps in North America. The Eastern Yellowjacket is black and yellow and is about the size of its look-a-like, the honey bee. All females are capable of stinging, and they have grown a reputation for painful and relentless attacks. Yellowjackets typically live in nests, which become colonies for their intricate society. Their society is comprised of a queen and workers, who's ultimate goal is to further the nest throughout spring into late fall, and to keep the society to which they belong, alive and well.
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Friday, April 8

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Friday, March 25

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    Ground beetles are considered beneficial insects because they often act as "weed killers" by eating the infectious plants. They also feed on many harmful household and garden pests including cutworms, fly maggots, caterpillers, aphids, weebils, other beetles, slugs, and snails. Farmers sometimes even develop beetle banks to foster, protect, and care for the beetles so that they can protect and fertilize their crops.
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    It is a common misconception that bees eat only the pollen or nectar from the flowers they harvest it from, the truth is that the bees use these raw materials to create honey which is consumed by the majority of the hive. Although in some instances the raw materials are sometimes used as a food source, honey is a much more necessary nutrition for the bees. The process of creating honey involves the bees consuming the pollen and nectar and regurgitating it after it mixes with the enzymes inside of their stomachs. This regurgitated honey is then stored for the winter when their will be no flowers to provide the raw ingredients for honey.
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    is of aan Eastern Bumble
    Ecological Role
    The main ecological role of bees is to pollinate flowers to ensure the continual cycle of our current ecosystem. It is estimated that one third of our food supply is supported by the annual pollination of bees and without them the human population would most likely not be able to sustain itself. This is the reason for many apocalypse theories based on the extinction of bees, the most famous of which is Albert Einstein's theory in which he stated : “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” This theory although pessimistic has been proven to be fact, with this in find many organizations such as American Bee Federation and Burt's Bees have been dedicated to the protection and preservation of all American bee species from a recent phenomena known as CCD or colony collapse disorder. This disorder has the worlds top scientists on edge because many theories have been proposed but no one has found the reason behind the mysterious destruction of many healthy hives.
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