Posts Tagged 'Insects'

Ants: The social insects of the Formicidae family

Posted on March 11 2010 Add Comments

Ants are social insects of the Formicidae family and they belong to the order Hymenoptera along with the related bees and wasps. They evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and they diversified after the rise of flowering plants.
More than 12,500 species are classified and the upper estimates [...]

Earthworms: Source of food for various animals

Posted on December 8 2009 Add Comments

More than two thousand species of earthworms have been identified in the world, out of which more than five hundred species of earthworms have been identified in India. The earthworms can be used in composting applying simple procedures either in crates, pits, concrete rings, tanks or any containers. Use of organic material is recommended only [...]

Cockroaches: Well known insects

Posted on October 23 2009 Add Comments

Cockroaches are the insects and this name derives from the Latin name for the insect, Blatta. About 4,000 species of cockroach are in the world, out of which about four species are well known as pests and 30 species are associated with human habitations.
The pest best-known species include:
•    The American cockroach or palmetto bug [...]