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Happy Halloween!

Today is Halloween, so I thought I’d post something creepy crawlie…then I realized that I pretty much always post about creepy crawlies.  This is certainly not my favourite holiday (I’m not a fan of gore), but it is fun to be in an Entomology department at this time of year.  76 more words

Interesting Interactions

My first experience with Prionus lure

Our quick stop in Hardtner, Kansas to see “Beetle Bill” Smith at the beginning of our Great Plains Collecting Trip had already produced one unexpected success—the long-sought-after… 1,602 more words



We have had a visitor at our mobile home now for several days. It is a large praying mantis and I find it unusual that it chooses to hang out on the vertical patio screen when there is a perfectly good lemon tree only a few feet away. 591 more words


Alien Invasive species endanger Grahamstown fauna

Alien Invasive species refer to plants or animals which have been introduced to a new area or region, they tend to thrive best in these new habitats due to a lack of their predators which would be present in their usual habitat. 540 more words

Spider Energy

Sometimes a certain creature makes itself known to me over and over. This week it seems spider energy is in abundance. And since this is an equal opportunity blog, yes, spiders get air time. 212 more words

Entomology Blog

Tiputini - in the jungle, I found that which I didn't know I was missing

Before I came to Ecuador, months before, I started researching a place that I found online called the Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station. I read that undergrad and grad students can visit or do research, that it was tucked deep in the Yasuní jungle of the Amazon, it boasted some of the highest biodiversity per square foot in the world, and that it was quite a process to get there. 1,706 more words

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