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Rare flies in the Netherlands

This video is called Stomorhina lunata.

Translated from the Dutch entomologists of EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten, 20 October 2014:

This year so far has seen 48 Stomorhina lunata flies in the Netherlands, far more than in recent years.

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Temporal dynamics of aquatic communities and implications for pond conservation [paper summary]

This is part of a series of short lay summaries that describe the technical publications I have authored. This paper, entitled “Temporal dynamics of aquatic communities and implications for pond conservation”, was published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation in 2012. 374 more words


Good bee news from Amsterdam, but ...

This video from England says about itself:

Miner bee. Dasypoda altercator characterised by its hairy yellow legs.

A solitary miner bee digs out its hole with its hairy I think back legs.

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Starting on October 19th, I will add categories to posts so they will be easier to locate in the future.

Betas are studying Protozoa as part of their research on the Timeline of Life: 17 more words


Damon diadema Caresheet

Disclaimer: This was not meant to be a copy-and-paste kind of caresheet that comes from doing minimal research online. This caresheet is the result of successfully owning this species for years, and reading up on them throughout that time.

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Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)

Despite my unreasonable fear of spiders, I’ve never had much of a problem with crabs, even though they also have eight legs. Maybe it’s because crabs don’t move in the same creepy way that spiders do. 555 more words


What's Orange and Black with Stripes All Over?

This weekend, I headed back out to the Bodega Marine Lab to continue a project Matt and I are working on with sessile filter feeders.  While checking our fouling plates at the Spud Point Marina, Matt pointed out a nudibranch with a striking striped pattern. 160 more words