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The Queen Lays an Egg

It’s always fascinating to watch the Queen Bee at work, laying more than 1,000 eggs a day. She’s picky about her nursery, ambling along the honeycomb and inspecting each hexagon cell to make sure it’s clean, air-tight and worthy of her offspring. 264 more words

Beekeeping

I killed a roach yesterday

So, everything is bigger in Texas, including the cucarachas. Despite growing up in Texas, I never saw a good, old-fashioned, pterodactyl-sized tree roach until I moved to Houston, the state’s largest city. 81 more words

City Life

Beetles from the North

I’m super-excited to announce new research from the lab, published yesterday with lead author Dr. Crystal Ernst.

Crystal’s paper focused on taxonomic and functional diversity of beetles across 12 sites in northern Canada, ranging from Labrador to the Yukon Territory, and from the bottom of James Bay all the way up to the tip of Ellesmere Island. 688 more words

Arthropod Research

Identifying Insects with Spectroscopy

Entomology, that is the study of insects, can provide vital information during a forensic investigation. After an individual dies their body begins to undergo a complex decomposition process almost immediately, attracting a variety of insects along the way who wish to colonise, feed on the temptingly putrefying remains and reproduce. 995 more words

Forensic Science

20 Delicious Bug Recipes from Chefs

Environmentalists and foodies alike have been hailing bugs as the future of eco-friendly protein. That’s great news for chefs and bug scientists with a taste for insects, including Marcel Dicke, an ecological entomologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands who gave a 2010 TED talk called… 140 more words

Forensic Entomology: Spring 2015

The pigs are out!

Two stillborn pigs were placed this morning at approximately 9:30am.

Nearby Weather Conditions:

High: 64 F

Low: TBD

5cm Soil Temp: 58.54 F… 18 more words

Entomology