CURIOUS HABITS OF INSECTS.

Meliponine bees, though stingless, defend themselves very effectively with sarcasm.

In a fascinating example of a symbiotic relationship, the Likwangbala lightning bug cannot attract a mate unless it is followed at a suitable interval by the Likwangbala thunder beetle.

Monarch butterflies actually have a republican form of government.

Xingu army ants practice a sort of husbandry, raising and tending a particular species of aphids to serve in their brass bands.

The intricate aerial dance of gnats can be fatally disrupted by playing ragtime music on a banjo nearby.

After exhaustive studies of their aerial maneuvers, entomologists have determined that dragonflies are big showoffs.