PLANET CANOBI


We are here on a team quest to study insects on the planet Canobi. We have each found one insect that we have adopted. We will each do group and individual research with the insects. Jason has the insect that we have named Scorbino. Patrick has an insect named Begee. Cami has an insect named Nakita fly. And Shianne has the insect by the name of Monkeyta. These are only four of the many insects that are on this planet.

Begee

The Begee: This large insect is a very unique creature who stands about three ft. tall and about four and a half ft. long. The begee is limited to eating only plants because its teeth are big, flat, stone-like pinchers that are used mostly for crushing and grinding up vegetation. The beetle like begee has a magnificent shell that is extremely hard which protects it from most predators. The shell is also usually decorated with about three colors. The colors differ from male to female. When a begee is hunted and carved out of its shell, the shell is good for wall hangings, or if you find a small enough infant, its shell can be used for very nice jewelry.

The begee's six very sharp and pointy legs are often used for climbing and if needed they can be used for defense. I have not yet discovered where the begee's live, but I believe that because of their unusual coloring, they would probably build nests deep in the ground for protection. The begee is an asexual creature so that means that it doesn't mate and it lays about twenty eggs a year, but only about ten to fifteen live to see the light. At this time, this is all of the acquired information I have on the begee and its way of life.

Nakita Fly

After looking at over five dozen insects, I found one that is similar to earth's hornet. This insect is the nakita fly. It is about four inches long and two and a quarter inches wide. Its wings are about six and a half inches long. It has six tiny legs and big black eyes. The wings of the nakita fly are a light see-through blue with purple lines. Its body is yellowish-brown. It eats mainly grass and epfelictacious, a plant with an eye in the middle. The nakita fly searches through the eyelashes of the epfelictacious and eats the seeds which are in between the eye and the lashes.

The nakita fly doesn't sting, but it can fly very fast, up to 70 mph. It sleeps under the grass blades at night and flies around during the day. The female lays about three or four eggs at a time and is pregnant for about five weeks. They mate by making noises and flapping their wings together for about fifteen minutes non-stop. I found that the nakita fly doesn't like to be in big groups or go around humans and animals. I had to be very still and quiet to observe and find this information. The nakita fly is very interesting and what I think is one of the most intelligent insects on Planet Canobi.

Monkeyta

Monkeyta: I have chosen a specific insect that I am particularly fond of. I call it the monkeyta. It doesn't resemble anything I have ever seen before on earth. Its primary colors are red and blue, its body is mostly blue with a slight purple tint while its feet and spikes on his back and side are a reddish color. The monkeyta has four eyes and only four legs. I didn't identify it as an insect at first because usually insects have six legs, but when I started to research and study the monkeyta, I found that in most ways, it is unrelated to most insects on earth. Its diet is mostly the begee insect and some vegetation. The monkeyta does not give birth to live young, it lay eggs that hatch about three weeks after being laid. The size of the monkeyta is about ten ft. tall and seven ft. wide. It is very large and frightening to look at, but it is a very caring insect and a very good parent. The monkeyta reproduces in a very unusual way. The female lies down on the ground and lies still while the male does sort of a dancing act on the female - about six weeks later the female will lay about 200 eggs.

Scorbino

The scorbino is one of the largest insects; it is only slightly smaller than the monkeyta. A scorbino is about nine and a half ft. tall including the tail, five ft. wide, and eight ft. long.

The scorbino is a carnivore which mainly eats the larger insects, but if its hungry enough, it will eat any size insect. The scorbino can change colors for hunting purposes to blend in with his surroundings, but he is usually yellow, brown, and different shades of green. The scorbino is a lot like the scorpion on earth but larger and more deadly. There is no male or female scorbinos, they all have male and female chromosomes. They never have sexual intercourse. When they are ready to have offspring, they just rub their back legs together for one minute and they get pregnant. They are pregnant for about two weeks before they have their young. The scorbino is a very good builder.

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