In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cochinilla femininechanchito masculine Andes Southern Cone informal
- Snack times are juicy snails and slugs, with woodlice for dessert.
- Ángel's spherical chemical tank, borescope and high-powered binoculars resemble the equipment of a frontier explorer rather a woodlice exterminator.
- They liked the design of the packets, the creepy-crawly shapes of the sweets - which include snails, beetles and woodlice - the fruity taste and, most of all, the red syrupy centre.
- What is happening here is that the spiders are weaving webs and the woodlice are being trapped.
- Having never seen a woodlouse before, it terrified her.
- But Mr Frayne complains that ill-fitting windows, a wobbly wall and kitchen units infested with woodlice have made their lives a misery.
- In 1890, Dubois confirmed that blinded salamanders displayed an aversion to shorter wavelengths of light, and. in 1895, Finsen extended the results to frogs, earthworms, woodlice, beetles and flies.
- Old boxes, rotting leaves and abandoned flowerpots are a breeding-ground for slugs and woodlice.
- The timber buildings suffered from woodworm and supplied an ideal location for woodlice, spiders and wasps.
- Another group of children searched the marsh grasses for millipedes, ground beetles and woodlice.
- Because of my work, people are more aware and they know why there's woodlice in old furniture and that spiders aren't going to harm them.
- These tireless toilers of the soil include such creatures as the earthworms, woodlice and millipedes.
- Mind you on the plus side the Turkish geckoes were back and joined by a tiny scorpion and a horde of woodlice.
- I also dreamt about a spider that metamorphosized into a rat, and then changed into a woodlouse!
- ‘When you dig into it and see what's in there, the worms and woodlice and other creatures, it is really quite satisfying,’ he says.
- Shaped vaguely like a woodlouse, these triungulinids, as they are called, are very active little fellows.
- Children will be able to get answers to all their burning bug questions, like whether a woodlouse eats wood, whether a centipede really has one hundred legs and how a pond skater skates.
- The main detritivore taxa were woodlice, millipedes, insects, and gastropods.
- I'd love to make wildlife documentary about woodlice living in your house; Daddy Longlegs must seem gigantic, if you're a woodlouse.
- I can't think of a green remedy for woodlice, but as far as the snails are concerned, scattering slug pellets on the ground (inside the greenhouse so birds won't be affected) should help a bit.
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