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Insects and arachnids are the most popular wild animal on Earth. Read our collection of articles discussing all sorts of ants, bugs, butterflies, spiders and just about every other type of insect and arachnid.
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Lac is a resinous substance produced by the lac insect and used to make shellac. Shellac is used as a finish and in making lacquer and polishes.

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That deafening sound is not signaling the end of the world -- its just a swarm of cicadas about to begin partying! What are these noisy creatures and why can't they just be quiet? Take our quiz and find out when and why cicadas insist on being so loud.

How Bees Work

Bees exhibit many traits found in stories and myths -- traits that have led many cultures to view them with reverence or awe. Explore how bees make honey and examine the potential causes and effects of Colony Collapse Disorder.

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