Category Archives: Animals

Does a Potato Bug Bite? All the Facts about Potato Bug (Jerusalem Cricket)

Does a Potato Bug Bite? All the Facts about Potato Bug (Jerusalem Cricket)

Potato bug bites aren’t poisonous but they can be very painful and sore. The potato bug is also called Jerusalem cricket or child of the earth bug and it lives in the western United States and Mexico. These nocturnal large insects can get into your home and usually inflict a nasty bite if they feel threatened or cornered.

Types of Animals: Classes, Species, Categories and More

Types of Animals: Classes, Species, Categories and More

There are many different types of animals but no one knows the exact number of animal types. Categorizing all the different types of animals into classes makes it easier to study them and learn more about the animal kingdom. There are six animal classes and every animal in the animal kingdom belongs to one of them. We can also group similar types of animals into orders, families, genera, and species. This also helps to see the relationship between different species and families of animals.

Types of Spiders and How to Identify Them (Pictures, Names, Identification Chart)

Types of Spiders and How to Identify Them (Pictures, Names, Identification Chart)

Many types of spiders can instill fear as they scurry across a room or jump out from a dark corner. Even though most species of common house spiders are harmless animals and don’t bite, few people like seeing them. The most common 8-legged arachnids that live in houses are brown spiders. Among the more than 48,000 species of spiders are black spiders, brown and black spiders, little red spiders, and even white spiders.

Types of Insects with Pictures and Names for Easy Identification

Types of Insects with Pictures and Names for Easy Identification

There are so many types and species of insects that they are the largest group of animals to inhabit our planet. Insects are a diverse group of arthropods and include among others ants, butterflies, caterpillars, fleas, bees, and ladybugs. Although we think of some insects as pests, all kinds of insects have an important role in our ecosystem.

Types of Guppies (Including Fancy Varieties) Plus Guppy Care Guide (With Pictures)

Types of Guppies (Including Fancy Varieties) Plus Guppy Care Guide (With Pictures)

Guppies are a type of freshwater tropical fish that are very easy to care for in aquariums. One of the attractions of keeping guppies in a fish tank is that they come in a wide range of colors, shapes, and patterns. Some ornamental species of guppies have showy tails, fancy types of guppies have brightly colored bodies, and some have striking tiger-like patterns.

Types of Butterflies with Identification Guide to Butterfly Species (Pictures)

Types of Butterflies with Identification Guide to Butterfly Species (Pictures)

Butterflies are one of the most graceful and beautiful types of flying insects you will find in your garden. All types of butterflies are beneficial insects because they pollinate flowers and feed on common garden pests. Most people are familiar with the monarch butterfly. However, there are some 18,500 species of butterflies in the world that come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. From the many thousands of butterfly species in the world, about 700 are native to North America.

Different Types of Birds with Their Picture, Species, and Name (Including Pet Birds)

Different Types of Birds with Their Picture, Species, and Name (Including Pet Birds)

Birds are a class of animal that can be identified as having wings, beaks, feathers, and laying hard-shelled eggs. Some types of birds such as hummingbirds are tiny and can be as small as 2” (5 cm). At the other end of the scale, large flightless birds such as ostriches can be as tall as 9 ft. (2.75 m). All species of birds play an important role in their native habitats, and many people like to keep domestic birds as pets.

Types of Pet Birds With their Name, Picture and Species

Types of Pet Birds With their Name, Picture and Species

Many types of birds can make wonderful pets and long-time companions. Popular pet birds come in all different sizes to suit most types of homes. Small pet birds like finches, canaries, parakeets, and lovebirds are friendly low maintenance birds. They are also the best kinds of pet birds for beginners and apartments. Larger pet parrots, cockatiels, and cockatoos also make great household pet birds but take more care and attention.

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

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

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.

Black Beetles Identification (With Pictures): Beetles That Can Be Found in the House or Outside

Black Beetles Identification (With Pictures): Beetles That Can Be Found in the House or Outside

Black beetles are a common type of insect that are found in our homes and backyards. Some species of black beetle are completely harmless and can even help keep bugs out of your home. Although not all black beetles are regarded as pests, their larvae can be destructive. For example, black beetle larvae such as the carpet beetle can do a lot of damage to upholstery in your home.