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How to Make a Four-Eyed Beetle

By Viviane Callier

One of evolution’s oldest tricks is to apply old genetic building blocks at new times or places in development to create a new structure. 661 more words

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Dung beetle Q & A

The following Q&A was published on the old B+LNZ in October 2013. The website has been recently been replaced so I thought it useful to republish the Q&A here as a number of blogs are linked to it. 1,009 more words

Caring For Air, Land & Water

Entomology Takes the Stage (and the Airwaves) at Science Friday Live

Last Saturday, on the stage of the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, Kansas, entomologist Rachel Stone told the audience gathered there that a pile of animal poop is a lot like a pile of cheeseburgers—to a dung beetle, that is. 597 more words

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Insect Astronauts: Eclipse Watchers Learn About Entomology in Orbit

By Tanya Josek

On August 21 in Goreville, Illinois, hundreds of people from the Midwest gathered at the town’s village park to witness a breathtaking event—a total solar eclipse. 928 more words

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A rare beetles turns 21

by Darren Mann, Head of Life Collections

Many years ago, when re-identifying dung beetles in the collections of the British Entomological and Natural History Society… 426 more words

Life Collections

Going, going… not gone?

by Darren Mann, head of Life Collections

Extinct or not extinct; that is a question raised by a report into the status of the beetles of Great Britain, … 536 more words

Life Collections

30 Days Wild | Day 13

Day 13 of #30DaysWild: we finally had a day with calm winds! It’s been a busy day and I’m afraid today’s post isn’t particularly elaborate or content-heavy compared to those preceding blogs! 511 more words