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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Growth (Animals)  >  Metamorphosis  >  Pupae
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Vine weevils in soil

This is a colour photograph of seven vine weevil ('Otiorhynchus sulcatus') larvae in soil. The larvae are small c-shaped grubs, which are creamy white in colour. Their bodies are semi-translucent, have a distinct brown head and are segmented.

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Animal weapons: bulldog ant

This is a colour clip showing Australian bulldog ants (also known as bull ants) attacking and killing their prey. The ants attack a honey bee, grasping it with their jaws and arching their bodies to sting the bee. The bee, lacking in flexibility, is unable to launch its stinger. They also kill a beetle, giving it to their ...

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Animal weapons: slave-maker ant

This is a colour clip about the unbalanced alliance between a slave-maker ant of the 'Polyergus' genus, also known as the Amazon ant, and another species of ant from the 'Formica' genus. The slave-maker ants raid the colonies of the 'Formica' ants en masse with the 'Polyergus' queen taking over the raided colony. The slave-maker ...

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King stag beetle

This is a colour photograph of a male king stag beetle ('Phalacrognathus muelleri') found in north-eastern Queensland. The large mandibles and hardened forewings, or elytra, are clearly visible. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Coleoptera, Family: Lucanidae.)

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Broodcomb of the honey bee

This is a colour photograph of the broodcomb of the honey bee ('Apis mellifera') showing open and sealed cells. The sealed cells contain pupating larvae. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)