Content tagged with "animals"

A Way of Life (1957)

Through the film you’ll travel into the real world of nature, where living and dying by predation is A Way of Life.Produced by Missouri Dept. of Conservation (1957).

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image of acrobat ants on a leaf

Acrobat Ants

Acrobat ants (Crematogaster spp.) have a heart-shaped abdomen. When disturbed, they raise up their abdomens and ooze pungent formic acid at their attacker. (The name “formic acid” comes from the Latin word for ant, formica.) They eat aphids' honeydew, living and dead insects, protein from bird and other droppings, and sugary or meaty foods. Sometimes they build nests in people’s houses. There are about 30 species of acrobat ants in North America.

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Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

Adult Damselfly

Adult damselflies have very slender, elongated abdomens, delicate bodies, and 2 pairs of wings that are typically held together over the body. Adult damselflies are usually found near water.

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Photo of an adult damselfly eating an insect

Adult Damselfly Eating Insect

The legs of damselflies are held in a basket shape during flight, which is perfect for grasping small flying insects.

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