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BBC - Earth News - Ant mega-colony takes over world
Lifehacker - Repel Flies with a Bag of Water - Annoyances

Evidently, houseflies, being highly edible and defenseless, are nervous types, and don't like to sit still when they see something moving nearby, because it could be a predator. The water bag acts a bit like a lens—try it some time—in which the movements of people in the area are reflected. Even if the fly is too far from the action to see it directly, it can see a shifting of light and dark in the water bag, which it interprets as nearby movement, and it will fly away from the bag.
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The stunning pictures of sleeping insects covered in early morning dew | Mail Online
"Stunning" is the word!
Glistening in the early morning, these insects look like creatures from another planet as dew gathers on their sleeping bodies.
gigapan: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
This ant is from Madagascar, and is named Eutetramorium mocquerysi. The species is notable for having wingless queens that are indistinguishable from workers. This image is composed of 400 pictures, and it's magnified 400x using a scanning electron microscope. The ant was given to us to image by Brian Fisher ( an entomologist at the California Academy of Sciences.