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Tag Archives: Sexual Dimorphism
How do butterflies make boys and girls?
Written by Joe Ballenger We’ve gotten a lot of questions about boy and girl bugs. Nancy wrote a post titled Is that Bug a Boy or a Girl, which covered some general rules about how boy and girl bugs are … Continue reading
Posted in Developmental Biology, Evolution, Physiology Tagged Butterflies, Butterflies and Moths, Physiology, Sexual Dimorphism 2 Comments
Why can’t male bees (or wasps) sting?
@BugQuestions I heard male bees don’t have stingers. Is that true of all bees or just some species? — Kristen Bower (@krbower) September 6, 2015 This question came to us over Twitter, and given my recent post about bee genetics … Continue reading
Posted in Developmental Biology, Evolution, Physiology Tagged Bees, Beneficial Insects, Defenses, Human Evolution, Hymenoptera, Sexual Dimorphism, Wasps 3 Comments
Is That Bug a Boy or a Girl?
Written by Nancy Miorelli Lots of people are curious and want to know if the animal they’re looking at is a boy a girl. You can’t tell the difference with every animal just by looking at it. If you can … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology Tagged Bees, Beetles, Butterfly, Kids Questions, Ovipositor, Sexual Dimorphism, Size 13 Comments
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