The Panda Ant is not an actual ant, but a wingless wasp. They are also referred to as Velvet Ants thanks to the dense pile of hair on their carapace. If you see one, be careful – these little insects have a very painful sting.[=Century Gothic][/FONT]
There are about 2,500 species of cicada in the world, all spending most of their lives underground as nymphs. Towards the end of its life, the nymph will burrow out of the ground and molt its skin, emerging as an adult winged cicada. Some species of cicada spend close to 17 years underground, emerging simultaneously to mate, and beginning a new 17-year cycle.