Has large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are among the fastest flying insects in the world capable of attaining speeds of more than 40 miles per hour. They are important predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants and wasps. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands.
The name comes from the Greek word meaning prophet because they appear to be praying when their forelegs are clasped together. They are carnivorous and are equipped with sharp spines along their front legs to grasp prey. The mantis is a very unique insect in that it can turn its head 180 degrees, has only one ear and some are large enough to capture humming birds.
This predatory arachnid has eight legs and is easily recognized by a pair of grasping claws and a narrow segmented tail that is often carried in a characteristic forward curve over its back, ending with a venomous stinger. Scorpions can grow as large as 20 cm. Their venom has a fearsome reputation but only about 25 out of almost 1500 species are known to have venom capable of killing a human.
The name is derived from the large and distinctive mandibles found on the males that resemble the antlers of stags. It is the largest terrestrial insect in Europe. Males use their jaws to wrestle each other for favored mating sites in a manner that parallels the way stags fight over females.
Comprises a group of more than 900 types of often hairy and very large arachnids. Most species of tarantulas are not dangerous to humans and some species have even become popular in the exotic pet trade. Their prey are insects, rodents and even small birds. In the wild, female tarantulas can live for more than 30 years.
Referred to as Big Mo, this United States Navy battleship is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.
Big Mo was commissioned in June 1944. In World War II she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and later saw action in the Korean War.
Big Mo was decommissioned in 1955 but reactivated and modernized in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan. In January 1991 provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm.
Most of these churches are recognizable by their Carpenter Gothic design which features timber frame construction, stain glass windows, detailed trim and pointed arched windows and doors. For generations, these churches have served as a second home for many Americans and were the cornerstones of many rural communities.
Vespa - is an Italian brand motor scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The scooter was first launched in 1946 and by 1960 more than 2 million had been sold. This classic scooter received its greatest sales promo from the feature film Roman Holiday in which Audrey Hepburn was filmed riding side saddle through Rome on Gregory Peck’s Vespa.
Cessna 182 is a four-seat light aircraft with fixed landing gear that is powered by a 230 hp Continental engine. The plane was designed as the tricycle gear variant of the Cessna 180. Designed with additional cabin space, it has become a popular floatplane for supplying towns and villages in remote areas.