American Oil Beetle Research Paper

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American Oil Beetle The American Oil Beetle is a type of Blister Beetle. These beetles are referred to as oil beetles. They are called this because they release oily droplets of hemolymph when they feel threatened. When the beetle feels threatened or put under pressure, they will release a chemical called cantharidin, which creates blisters and will irritate the human skin. These beetles have a soft, and stout abdomen with a shell that looks like overlapping plates. The beetle has a slightly bumpy surface. The antennae can be seen on its head. The beetle can be appeared as dull black, or can be even seen as shiny black or dark blue. The American Oil Beetle do not fly, they are slow movers. The American Oil Beetle larvae are devious or deceitful.…show more content…
This butterfly is closely related to the Painted Lady, Red Admiral, and the West Coast Lady. The front legs of this butterfly are very short and are covered with little hairs. Because of their short front legs, they sometimes appear they have four legs. This butterfly forewings and hindwings are the colors black, orange, and white. You can see two blue eyespots on each of the butterfly wings. You can see this if the wings are open. When the wings are closed, the underside is grayish brown and the forewings are bright pink. The habit the butterflies prefer, are sunny and open like a field, canyon, and meadows. In the summer months, they can be located in the southern parts of Canada and the northern United States. When the winter months come around, they migrate to more warm weather in Mexico and southern United States. Caterpillars in the aster family eat cudweeds, everlastings, and plants. The butterfly can be described as tube-like and the body is described as black with yellow thin bands or stripes forming rings around it. It has reddish-brown or white spots are scattered among of its yellow bands. This type of butterfly can have two to three generations born every year. The scientific name is called Vanessa virginiensis. The size of this butterfly can be from 44mm to 54mm (1.73in to 2.13in). The colors of this butterfly are white, brown, black, gray, orange, pink, and…show more content…
They are also recognizable by, it has a humpback appearance and have large heads like a buffalo. The Buffalo Treehopper is related to cicadas by, they have wings that lets them to move very fast to plant to plant. When they do this, this is where they lay eggs and at their meals. The Buffalo Treehopper feeds on the sap of various plants because the plants have various pats they eat, like leaves, fruit, and etc. Buffalo Treehoppers have a specific appetite when eating, this intends to have garden plants and crop plants to wilt and to die, When this happens they are called pest. The adults are active in the summer and begin to bunch up in autumn and winter. When this happens they live in debris, leaf litter, and other areas that suffer a degree of insulation. Females lay their eggs in new fresh green stems, and lay them inside it or underneath some leaves. When the new larvae are hatched they feed on the sap from the leaves or plants and eat until the stem collapses. The Buffalo Treehopper larvae and adults appear to have the same body appearance. The larva have fewer antennas than the adults. They also have a white powder substance that will wear off later. They are also covered in short spines, that will wear off later. The scientific name for this cicada is Stictocephala bisonia. Another nickname for this cicada is called “Treehopper”. This type of cicada length is around 6mm to 9mm or (0.24in to

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