The life cycle of a monarch battleflies is divided in four stages. This stages are egg, caterpillar, pupa and adult. In stage one female monarch lay their egg in the bottom of the leaf near the top of the plan. Eggs hatch about four days after they are lay. Each egg is surrounded by a hard outer shell, called a chorion to protect the developing larva. In stage two the egg hatches into a Caterpillar. They start their life by eating their eggshells, then move into their host plant. During this stage the caterpillar eat a lot when it became too big for it skin, it molts oxin in the milkweed that they eat. After the caterpillar has eaten enough monarch larvae spin a silk mat from which they hang upside down. The entire larval stage in monarchs
Golden Poison Dart Frogs may look like innocent, cute, small creatures, but don’t let their looks deceive you. These types of frogs are the deadliest frogs in the world. They live under certain conditions and have special defenses to protect themselves from enemy harm. Because of their characteristics, humans use them for hunting.
New Community Jewish High School honors biology students conducted research on damselflies using representative data provided by a previous class. Using the lincoln petersen index, it was determined that there were approximately 140 damselflies. Using morositas index, it was discovered that the damselflies are arranged in a clumped distribution
In the past we have tried to contain these Cane Toads by setting up traps in the dry-seson however many blue tongue lizard got caught in them. They also tried to set up fences around areas that only have 1 or 2 freshwater lakes in them so that the babies cannot walk away from the area. This worked but we cannot simply fence up all the water sources in the top half of Australia. But I think we should create a poison on the cane toads. Because the other thing that eats Cane Toads is Cane Toads; therefore if we create a poisson on them we are able to get rid of many toads. The first step in creating this plan would be to make the poission. Secondly we would give the poison in a syringe to every homeowner in Northern Queensland so that they can
California grizzlies had been around earth for centuries before humans invaded their territory. In the state of California, “some [California grizzlies] grew to a formidable height of 8 feet and weighed 2,000 pounds, according to a history of California written in 1898”, which made them targets for the various resources they could provide naturally (Staff). When miners came to California to harvest the gold, they began to see the grizzlies as a threat. In “less than 75 years after the discovery of gold… every grizzly in California had been tracked down and killed” making it extinct shortly after (Staff). Grizzlies in California were hunted and killed because they were seen as dangerous and hunters would harvest them for their resource of warm
An example of an invasive species is “Cane Toad.” The cane toad was supposed to get rid of sugar cane pest, but then it came a pest. It only has a few predators outside from where it lives.But when animals try to eat it a discharge of poison goes on it’s skin and the predator gets poisoned and dies in a few minutes.Also it has been released into out of zoos on purpose.The cane toad used to live in South America and mainland middle of America, now it has been moved to Oceania and the Caribbean also North Australia.What people do is they eat toad and make soup of their eggs but this ends up killing them.
The cane toad, also known as rhinella marina, got its bad reputation soon after being released into the Australian ecosystem in 1935 with the expectation that it would control the destructive cane beetle population. However, instead of controlling pests, the cane toad became a pest of its own. About 3,000 cane toads were released in the sugarcane plantations of north Queensland in 1935. There are now more than a million cane toads and their still expanding over an area of thousands of square kilometres in northeastern Australia. They are large, amphibians with dry, warty skin, and are native to the southern United States, Central America, and tropical South America. Their numbers are controllable in their normal range, but they have boomed
Do you like, or do you dislike bats like they are a cold? If you don’t, well you’ll dislike this paragraph because this one is all about the Northern long eared bat in North Dakota. The Northern long-eared bat has been on the endangered list since November 30, 1979, and frankly they aren’t bad for being bats. There are people trying to save this animal, like environmentalists, and there’s people who dislike these bats, like farmers and ranchers. The thing is, farmers and ranchers are the people who put them on the endangered list in the first place and they don’t realize it, but they are hunting them to try and save their families and animals from this bat. They also put themselves on the endangered list because
Red eared slider turtles can live for many years. An easy way to help ensure a long life for your pet is by feeding your red eared slider a variety of healthy foods. Another benefit to introducing variety is that your turtle will not get bored with its meals if you make its diet interesting.
The Red Eared Slider is one of the most common Mid-South East Coast. They can be found in marshes, ponds, and slow moving bodies of water. Other species of turtles include: Eastern Box Turtle, Common Snapping Turtles, Eastern Painted Turtle, Red Bellied, Bog Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Musk Turtle, Eastern Mud Turtle, Northern Diamondback, and Wood Turtle. The Red Eared Slider is named for the distinctive red streak on each side of its face and is primarily aquatic and will emerge from the water for basking. Even though Red Eared Sliders don't have ears, they feel by vibration. In fact, they carry part of the skeleton on their back, which makes them on of the most interesting reptile. According to Monmouth County Parks, “As with other reptiles,
Environmental conditions are sometimes appropriate for the evolution of numerous species from a common ancestor. Evolutionary, or adaptive, radiations happen when a large number of species descend from one lineage. This phenomenon usually occurs when a population of one species colonizes an area with many available ecological niches and when the rate of speciation is greater than the rate of extinction in a given area. Adaptive radiations have historically taken place after mass extinctions and on newly formed island archipelagos, because these incidences create conditions where new species can fill open ecological niches. Unlike the mainland, ecological niches are available on new island systems. These island species adapt to new environments
Cane toads, Cane toads earned their bad reputation shortly after being released into the Australian ecology in 1935. They were brought their in order to control the cane beetle population. They turned out to be failures at controlling beetles, but remarkably successful at reproducing and spreading themselves. Cane toads forage at night in a wide variety of habitats. The toad is a ground-dwelling predator, primarily eating terrestrial and aquatic insects and snails.
The El Segundo Blue Butterfly is an endangered specie, and it’s been on the endangered specie list since June 1, 1976. They live in the El Segundo Dunes of Los Angeles County in California. They rely on dune buckwheat for their entire life cycle. There are two scientists who have been working on bringing back the butterfly since 2007. The names of the scientists are Travis Longcore and Ann Dalkey there is also a group called “the Xerxes society”. They helped by convincing the “Standard Oil Company” to manage a small portion of the butterflies habitat.
The world is a tough place to survive. If the creatures living on this massive planet cannot adapt in order to survive, extinction will eventually win out. There have been five mass extinctions, and many minor ones, throughout the history of the world. Of course, not all extinctions can be controlled, such as natural disaster and over hunting. However many extinctions, such as no defense against predation, lack of water conservation, no control of osmoregularity, and the inability to adapt to a new environment, can be avoided through natural selection. There is one creature in particular that has mastered the art of surviving against predation:
Fruit flies with normal wings have a higher population and greatly outnumber the population of fruit flies with dichaete or vestigial wings.