Insects and Arachnids

Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma iodius) and Insect and Arachnids
Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma iodius)

Often overlooked, yet ever present, Insects and Arachnids play an important role in the environment. A healthy ecosystem requires them to clean the environment, pollinate and serve as a good source for other animals. They are solitary, travel in hives, fly, walk, crawl, scurry and bite.

Insects are a type of invertebrate and arthropod which features six legs. There insect body are compose of three distinct body segments, the head, the thorax and the abdomen. Common examples include the honey bee, the ant and the mosquito.

Arachnids are invertebrate arthropods which feature eight legs. There bodies are compose of two body segments, the cephalothorax and the abdomen. The most common example of members of the Arachnida family include spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks.

The great Joshua Tree has a moth name for its role in pollination and reproduction. The pollinating bee is a universal symbol of spring. Insects clean and break down other organisms, and in turn, serve as a renewable food source and prey animal to other members of the animal kingdom.

Insects and Arachnids are the small, often overlooked members of the animal kingdom and are a symbol of life.

Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma iodius)

Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma iodius)

Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma iodius) A favorite cast member of horror stories and adventure movies, the Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma iodius) is a valuable member of the…