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Hoverflies: No, They’re Not Bees

There are many species of the hoverfly, about 6,000 in fact. The hoverfly is also referred to as the flower fly, or the syrphid fly, but also has many other common names, which are derived from their behavior of hovering around flowers. Hoverflies typically have black and yellow stripes, much like bees, and wasps as […]

Colugos: The Geometrically Efficient

Contrary to its name, the flying lemur, or the colugo does not fly, and is not a part of the lemur family as it is actually not part of the primate family. They instead glide, and have been historically considered as being close to the ancestors of bats. They have however, recently been considered by […]