Mealworms are the larvae of darkling beetles. They are often raised as food for pet lizards, fish and birds or used by fishermen as bait. Adult darkling beetles lay their eggs in soil, and the eggs hatch after a period o... More »

The first person to calculate the size of the planet Earth with a high degree of accuracy used simple geometric equations and measurements of shadows. Eratosthenes, the head librarian of the Great Library of Alexandria, ... More »

Florida has the fourth largest population of any U.S. state – as of 2011, Florida was home to about 19 million people. Jacksonville is the most populous city, followed by Miami, Tampa and St. Petersburg. As of 2014, Flor... More »

Grubs are large, white, curved larvae with feet protruding from the upper torso. Grubs are the larvae of beetles and spend the first stages of their lives in the soil eating roots. These C-shaped creatures have fat, puff... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Worms

Inchworms are the larvae of a large group of insects called the geometer moths, which are found in temperate climates throughout North America. Their main habitat is the same as their food source: the foliage of woody sh... More »

As of 2015, there are about 34,000 known worm species in the world, including about 2,700 kinds of earthworms. Most worms are small, but the largest species, the African giant earthworm, can be up to 22 feet in length. M... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Worms

Carpet beetles are small beetles whose larvae are household pests that feed on dead organic matter. The larvae thrive in natural fiber carpets, rugs, clothing, stored foods and natural specimens in museums. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles