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  1. Insects are our friends

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am

    ... Summer programme to explore the world of these amazing creatures, writes Carmen Ip What is your first reaction when you see an insect in your house? Scream? Step on it? Hit it with something? Most people are disgusted when they see an insect, but did you know that the world of insects is much larger than the world of mammals? If you would like to learn more about the insects ...

  2. Insects

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Kerri-Ann O'Sullivan 1 What is the study of insects called? 2 How long does the average house fly live? 3 Which insect has the largest brain in proportion to its size? 4 What kind of insect is Archy in Don Marquis' Archy and Mehitabel books? 5 Approximately how many muscles can a caterpillar have: a) zero b) 4,000 c) one million? 6 Which Hollywood ...

  3. A tiny little monster of a fly

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... inside other insects. The fly, called Euryplatea nanaknihali, would be better named the zombie maker. It likes to lay its eggs inside ants. When the fly's eggs hatch, the babies move ...

  4. Internet bugs

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... and a couple of plain white butterflies in their insect cage. It could have been a scene from my own childhood, when children would spend day after summer day catching insects in the fields. They would keep them, feed them and make a picture diary of their lives, or produce specimen cases later- both typical summer assignments in those days. Japanese children still love insects ...

  5. Facts and figures

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are around 4,000 species of mammals but more than a million species of insects. Entomologists (a scientist that studies insects) believe that we've only discovered 10 per cent of the world's insect species. Insects are one of the world's most successful organisms, which explains why they are almost everywhere. Almost 40 per cent of known insect species are beetles. ...

  6. first person

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Architect Christophe Barthelemy, 42, has been photographing insects in the New Territories for the past six years for a book to be published in autumn. He explains why people should pay more attention to the creepy-crawlies living around them. I like insects because they are unliked. Insects are seen by most people as obscure, unpleasant things we want ...

  7. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... funds. Also starring Halle Berry. Insect Eaters Pearl, 9.35pm In Thailand, Kanwee Viwapanich is studying entomophagy or insect eating. During his investigations, the young anthropologist talks ... into business selling cooked, ready-to-eat insects. His marketing campaign includes TV shows and bug-eating contests. ...

  8. Creepy crawlies

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Insects live quiet lives in fields, on beaches, by rivers, under ground and the backs of cupboards everywhere. Prepared by Ellen Whyte Hong Kong has some fascinating insect life. ... of mosquito and 124 species of grasshopper. While insects might make your skin crawl, they are not just scary pests, but very useful creatures. Insects aerate the soil, help flowering plants ...

  9. movie buff

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE ANT BULLY Director: John A. Davis The film: Another animated adventure comedy about insects. A star-studded cast provide voices, including Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep ... Zoc (Cage) which shrinks Lucas to insect size. Lucas is put on trial and sentenced to live among the insects and work as an apprentice to earn his freedom. The lessons: Pests have feelings, ...

  10. Your point of view

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... and eliminate them. Care needs to be taken to make sure local insects that are harmless are not killed at the same time. Secondly, flower sellers should look carefully at all plants they receive and check them for signs of these little red insects. If they find them, they should not sell the plants. They should tell the government immediately. Finally, we all need to keep our eyes open. ...




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