There are nearly a million different insect species in the world, but most have one of just five common types of mouthparts. Why is this information useful to scientists? This video explains how an insect’s mouthparts provide clues.
Although Alberta cicadas are not the same kind of periodical cicada described in the video, you may find this interesting. Every 13 or 17 years, billions of periodical cicadas emerge from the ground to molt, mate and die. This video explains everything you need to know about these noisy insects.
Is the mosquito the worst bug on Earth? Besides the annoying buzzing and biting, mosquito-borne diseases like malaria kill over a million people each year. Why can't we just get rid of them? Do they have a place in our ecosystem?