Flycatcher ordinary - a multi-legged guest in the apartment
Seeing such a "sorokonogii" surprise in hiswall with a sharp inclusion of light, a man is driven by one animal instinct: destroy! To nail down the slipper immediately and throw it out the window - that's how unflattering the flycatcher is on the wall of the apartment. But is it worth it to harm harmless God's creatures, especially since this insect is just such - at least until now, there have been no cases of death due to the flycatcher's fault.
Features of the species flycatcher ordinary
This animal, or rather, an insect, hasLatin its name: Scutigera coleoptrata. It was not for nothing that the flycatcher got his nickname - it comes from the class of gabopods of the flycatcher and feeds on insects. In its size, the flytrap is not that big - up to 5 cm, so it looks like a harmless bug on the scale of a three-room apartment. Just imagine what the flytrap sees us - and I want to hug her and cry!
Let us return to the biological description: the flycatcher ordinary has 15 pairs of long and tenacious legs, allowing to climb on the walls. Extraction traces and entices an insect with the help of long antennae. Body color is rather primitive - transparent-brownish, with three black strips along the back and legs. If you look at the face, it is slightly narrowed, the eyes are slanted, at a certain angle it seems that the flytrap smiles.
Undoubtedly, the centipede flytrap is a predator, but at the same timethe same time and the nurse: her main diet consists of termites and cockroaches, small flies and Prusaks. Like her victims - spiders, flytrappers inject poison into prey, and then eat it. Before you swat the flytrap, it's worth a thousand times to think: are we ready for such a scathing destruction of pests?
By the way, for those who are afraid for furniture, food anddomestic animals - nothing like a flycatcher ordinary does not eat, much less - people. A bite of a flycatcher, if any, is equivalent to a bite of a mosquito or a weak bee.
The habitat of flycatchers is limited to the southern edgesRussia, the Crimea and Kazakhstan. In nature, they hide under the stones, waiting for the heat, and at night are particularly active and resort to a bright light in the walls of boarding houses and houses. Flycatchers, as well as any creatures, also freeze - with the onset of cool autumn nights they flee to apartments in search of shelter.
It is interesting that the young flytraps have only 4 pairs of legs, with each new molt increasing one more. These centipedes live in ideal conditions up to 7 years.
Flycatchers - only insects?
In nature, this name is very common. There is a predatory (carnivorous) plant called "Venus Flycatcher", luring its bright scarlet insect flowers and slamming the "mouth" as soon as they sit down on them.
Also in the world of birds small and cutethe representative is a gray flytrap - this bird has a piercing voice and often resembles a sparrow. Gray flycatchers are common in humid and light forests in warm parts of Europe and in southern Siberia. Its nests are often placed on stumps or dried snags, which makes the chicks vulnerable, and the type of flytrapper itself is rare and exotic.