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Cotton aphid is most commonly associated with outbreaks on cotton in the Southeast. It has many generations per year and is often resistant to various classes of insecticides. It is also subject to heavy mortality via predation and parasitism (ladybugs and braconid wasps). Ants are commonly found associated with melon aphid but they are there to collect honeydew.

Cotton aphid is most commonly associated with outbreaks on cotton in the Southeast. It has many generations per year and is often resistant to various classes of insecticides. It is also subject to heavy mortality via predation and parasitism (ladybugs and braconid wasps). Ants are commonly found associated with melon aphid but they are there to collect honeydew.

Brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). The brown dog tick is small, red-brown arachnid (called the red dog tick outside the U.S.) with specialized mouthparts for sucking blood. It is found on dogs, in kennels and houses, and occasionally on other animal wildlife

Brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). The brown dog tick is small, red-brown arachnid (called the red dog tick outside the U.S.) with specialized mouthparts for sucking blood. It is found on dogs, in kennels and houses, and occasionally on other animal wildlife

ant with aphid

Garden Ant Carrying A Rose Aphid, Sem Photograph

2 waterbears

crawlies Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of two water bears (or tardigrades, microscopic, water-dwelling creatures) Two water bears (or tardigrades, microscopic, water-dwelling creatures

Aquatic black fly larvae (Simulium sp.) emerge from eggs and attach themselves to aquatic vegetation and rocks. Most black fly larvae nymphs are filter feeders. Larvae pass through six stages before reaching the pupal stage

) emerge from eggs and attach themselves to aquatic vegetation and rocks. Most black fly larvae nymphs are filter feeders. Larvae pass through six stages before reaching the pupal stage

Male Garden Spider

Male Garden Spider

Confused adult flour beetle (Tribolium confusum). Confused flour beetles are some of the most abundant and injurious insect pests to grain products found in the United States. Flour beetles attack broken grains and flour dust, but probably cause the most damage by contaminating grain. The presence of dead beetle bodies and fecal pellets produce strong odors.

Confused adult flour beetle (Tribolium confusum). Confused flour beetles are some of the most abundant and injurious insect pests to grain products found in the United States. Flour beetles attack broken grains and flour dust, but probably cause the most damage by contaminating grain. The presence of dead beetle bodies and fecal pellets produce strong odors.

A dog-chewing louse (Heterodoxus spiniger). Female lice attach their eggs (nits) to the hairs of the host dog. The eggs hatch and larval lice, called nymphs, bite and feed on blood. Lice can also feed on dead skin and hair. This feeding activity affects the dog by causing hair loss, reduced skin integrity and itching. Further, the dog's appetite and its own efficiency in feeding are affected

A dog-chewing louse (Heterodoxus spiniger). Female lice attach their eggs (nits) to the hairs of the host dog. The eggs hatch and larval lice, called nymphs, bite and feed on blood. Lice can also feed on dead skin and hair. This feeding activity affects the dog by causing hair loss, reduced skin integrity and itching. Further, the dog's appetite and its own efficiency in feeding are affected

Dumbo Octopus, so cute...[The Mariana Trench Has Some Of The Scariest, Most Bizarre Creatures]

The Dumbo Octopus from The 27 Most Alien-Like Creatures On Earth. Is From My Nightmares - Dose - Your Daily Dose of Amazing

Not so wonderful - this is a tape worm. Tapeworms are parasites that live in animal intestines feeding off the food ingested by the host. Adults of this species may reach up to 200 centimetres in length.

Five deadly parasites that have crossed the globe - Global events such as climate change and an international trade have caused a number of dangerous parasites to emerge in countries where they haven’t been found before.

A Deathwatch beetle (Ptilinus basalis). These aggressive beetles feed on wood, and are found primarily in the Southeast and Northwest USA. In some regions they are second only to termites in terms of damage to wood structures. These beetles derive their name from an unusual mating call, the tapping sound of their jaws hitting the wood walls of their tunnels. The presence of yeast cells in their digestive tracts enables them to digest wood cellulose.

A Deathwatch beetle (Ptilinus basalis). These aggressive beetles feed on wood, and are found primarily in the Southeast and Northwest USA. In some regions they are second only to termites in terms of damage to wood structures. These beetles derive their name from an unusual mating call, the tapping sound of their jaws hitting the wood walls of their tunnels. The presence of yeast cells in their digestive tracts enables them to digest wood cellulose.

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