Category Archives: Animals

Types of Brown Wasps (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Brown Wasps (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Most types of brown wasps are species of paper wasps that have mostly brown bodies with some yellow markings. These brown stinging insects are found throughout North America and can become pests from June until late fall. However, not all brown wasps are paper wasps. Other wasps with brown bodies are the European hornet and the long-tailed giant ichneumon wasp.

Types of Florida Hornets and Wasps (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Florida Hornets and Wasps (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Wasps are a common occurrence in Florida during most times of the year. The most common wasps you will find in the Sunshine State are yellowjackets. However, species of paper wasps, potter wasps, mud daubers, and huge hornets are also common in the southeastern US from spring until late fall.

Types of Black and Yellow Wasps (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Black and Yellow Wasps (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Black and yellow wasps are the most common types of wasps you are likely to find. These black and yellow-banded flying insects are easy to tell apart from most bees. Black and yellow wasps have slender, hairless bodies, a pair of transparent wings, and six legs. Wasps also have a characteristic slender waist between their abdomen and thorax.

Types of Small House Flies (With Pictures) – Identification and Control

Small House Flies (With Pictures) - Identification and Control

Small flies buzzing around your kitchen, living room, or bedroom are more than a nuisance. Many species of small house flies can carry disease as they feed on garbage, emerge from drains, or crawl over decaying plant matter. And getting rid of tiny house flies can be challenging because it’s difficult to locate the source.

Grasshopper Look-Alikes: Katydids, Crickets – Identification Guide

Katydids and crickets are two types of insects that look like grasshoppers. Some species of these grasshopper look-alikes have the characteristic slender bodies and large hind legs like grasshoppers. And like grasshoppers, many of these species make ticking or clicking sounds when rubbing their wings together. These similarities can make differentiating crickets and katydids from grasshoppers challenging.

Types of Large Grasshoppers (Including Giant Grasshoppers) – Pictures and Identification

Types of Large Grasshoppers (Including Giant Grasshoppers) - Pictures and Identification

Large grasshoppers are gigantic insects measuring between 2 and 3 inches (50 to 75 mm). The giant, winged creatures are typically a green or brown color and have six legs and two antennae. Species of large grasshoppers are found throughout North America, with the largest species being lubber grasshoppers. But are these the largest grasshoppers in the world? Please read the article to find out.

Types of Grasshoppers (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Grasshoppers (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Grasshoppers are a type of insect that kids love and that gardeners dread. Most types of grasshoppers are green or brown ground-dwelling insects with characteristic large hind legs they use to leap. Some species of grasshoppers are flying insects, and swarms of locusts can do tremendous damage to crops. Grasshoppers can be tiny insects a few millimeters long or gigantic insects like the huge hedge grasshopper measuring over 3” (75 mm) long.

Types of Beetles With Pictures and Identification Guide (Green, Black, and More)

Types of Beetles With Pictures and Identification Guide

Beetles are some of the most fascinating types of insects that you will come across. Many types of beetles are harmless and can be beneficial for gardens or backyards. However, there are also some beetle species that can destroy plants or vegetation. Identifying beetles by their color, body shape, and other features can help to know which type of beetle you have.

Pincher Bugs: Damage, Identification, and Control of Earwigs (With Pictures)

Pincher bugs — also called earwigs — are small dark brown or black insects that live in gardens and homes. In some cases, earwigs can be beneficial insects because they feed on larvae, aphids, and other insect eggs. Although harmless, earwigs can also become a nuisance pest because the pincher bugs chew on plant leaves and roots, affecting the appearance of garden shrubs and houseplants.

Types of House Moths (With Pictures) – Identification and Control Guide

Types of House Moths (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

House moths are common household pests that no one wants to discover flying around their home. These pesky flying insects may not bite, but they can cause damage to stored food items, clothing, and soft furnishings. In addition, if you’ve got moths in your house, you probably have moth larvae lurking in crevices or — worse still — in stored grain, flour, sugar, rice, pasta, or dried beans.