Some articles on insects, insect:
... The typical thoracic leg of an adult insect is adapted for running, rather than for digging, leaping, swimming, predation or the like ... are adapted for seizing prey that the insects feed on while flying or while sitting still on a plant they are nearly incapable of using them for walking ... Hardly any adult aquatic insects use anything but their specially adapted legs for swimming, though many species of immature insects swim by other means ...
... of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation ... A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family, as each person born in to the Aburame clan is infused with a special breed of insects known as "destruction bugs ... merciless tendencies, in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects, have caused other characters to label him as "creepy." Nevertheless, Shino cares deeply for his teammates, being acutely aware of ...
... Gryllacrididae are a family of non-jumping insects in the suborder Ensifera occurring worldwide, known commonly as "leaf-rolling crickets" or "raspy crickets" ... to produce silk independently from other insects, but their silk has many convergent features to silkworm silk, being made of long, repetitive proteins with an extended beta-sheet structure ... These are predators of other insects and spiders ...
... Entomological warfare (EW) is a specific type of biological warfare (BW) that uses insects in a direct attack or as vectors to deliver a biological agent, such as plague or cholera ... One type of EW involves infecting insects with a pathogen and then dispersing the insects over target areas ... The insects then act as a vector, infecting any person or animal they might bite ...
... active when feeding, darting from flower to flower and sallying for insects ... nectar with its long curved bill, catches insects on the wing and gleans insects from leaves ...
Famous quotes containing the word insects:
“Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“There are men from whom nature or some peculiar destiny has removed the cover beneath which we hide our own madness. They are like thin-skinned insects whose visible play of muscles seem to make them deformed, though in fact, everything soon turns to its normal shape again.”
—E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)
the fierce, brilliant faith
that pierces the heart all summer
and sips bitter insects steeped in nectar ...”
—Denise Levertov (b. 1923)