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A World of Dragonflies & Damselflies

A sign that it is summer is seeing Dragonflies and Damselflies skimming across the garden pond. There is often confusion between these two creatures, because they both look very similar, but in order to tell the difference, the best place to start is to look at the wings. 547 more words


Effectiveness Of Bt

It’s been easy for me to take for granted not having to count bollworms in cotton with Bt technology. UGA Entomologist Dr. Phillip Roberts discusses Bt traits at meetings, but don’t have to get in depth because of how effective the technology is for us. 296 more words


On a dung beetle's trail

Thanks to the work of our Head of Life Collections Darren Mann, and the Dung Beetle UK Mapping Project team, the conservation status of the UK’s dung beetles, chafers, and stag beetles (Scarabaeoidea) is currently undergoing a comprehensive review. 501 more words

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The knife that spoke with a buzz

This is a funny little piece I worked up after I heard an interesting story¬†about the first use of forensic entomology — yes, using insects to solve a crime. 218 more words


Species of the Week #18

Last week I spent Tuesday to Friday walking about 65 miles along the Dorset coast path by myself – an exhausting but interesting journey on which I saw lots of great wildlife. 424 more words


Ultra-Late Soybeans Look Good

Here is a look at some of Brandon Barnes’s ultra-late soybeans that are looking very good. This is Pioneer 95Y70s, planted behind sweet corn on June 20th. 335 more words


New blog coming!

I haven’t written anything on this blog for a while. Mostly because I have been keeping busy away from home.

For the last three months I have been in Europe assisting researchers at the University of Fribourg ¬†and CABI in Switzerland studying the population dynamics and genetics of… 69 more words