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Insects of Greece
Description: gray body, red and yellow pattern
Environment: various places
Interesting fact: Bites, sucks blood
Description: flat body, see through wings
Interesting fact: Lives in the ground as a larvae for years until it grows up.
Makes sound by rubbing two organs in the back together. If any kind of danger
is felt all cicadas stop singing. See myth about Tithonus
worm (Lampuris mauritania)
Description: brown wings, yellow brown body, reflects light in the dark which
makes it glow
Environment: Bushes and grass
Interesting fact: Females have no wings.
Description: green, see through wings
Environment: Near sweet and mixed water, forests
Description: green, big eyes
Interesting fact: Flies well but jumps poorly.
Description: conic head, golden brown
Environment: Warm, humid places with leaves
Interesting fact: Rubs its wings and makes melodic sound
Description: green, or brownish
Environment: bushes, leaves
Insect (Clonopsis gallica)
Description: thin, stick like body with two tentacles
Environment: Forests with leaves
Interesting fact: also called Walking Stick
(Occinella quatuordecim pustulata)
Description: yellow with 14 black spots, or black with yellow spots
Description: red with seven black spots
Environment: On leaves of various flowers and plants.
Scorpion (Euscorpius flavicaudis)
Description: brown, end of tail yellowish, sometimes it is yellow
Environment: Under stones in dry places.
Interesting fact: Can be dangerous for children and people in poor health.
Description: yellow-brown, red abdomen
Environment: Under stones
Spider (Desidiopsis racovitzae)
Description: yellow-brown, gray abdomen, flat front
Environment: Close to water surface
Interesting fact: Makes small nets between chalk algae during tide and sinks
under surface sometimes.
Scorpions & Spiders