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On the decline of the species

No, not humanity, although I’m sure I’ll write a post with that title about us eventually.  I consider myself at least a nominally environmentally-inclined guy, although I generally let my wife (who actually possesses an advanced degree in environmental science) take the lead on the various green initiatives we participate in around the house.   275 more words

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Insect flight - one of the most important evolutionary developments for half a billion years

Flying animals have had a major impact on nonflying organisms. Briefly consider the ecological and evolutionary interrelationships between pollinators and flowers, or between mosquitoes, the parasites they transmit and humans. 3,355 more words

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Public perceptions towards insects and allied taxa: why are so many people afraid of them?

Greetings readership.

Public perceptions of the vast majority of insects and terrestrial arthropods tend to be fairly negative. Indeed, the word “insect” alone can elicit a visceral response in some. 1,095 more words

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If a flea were the size of a human could it really jump over the Eiffel Tower?

Greetings readership.

Quite a lengthy one for you this time.

The ‘well-known fact’ that If a flea were the size of a human, it could jump over the Eiffel Tower… 1,542 more words

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Night takes Queen: where do all the wasps go in winter?

Season’s greetings readership,

As I type, millions of Vespula vulgaris (‘common wasp’) queens are in a deep slumber within dead logs, sheds, attic spaces, burrows, and innumerable other areas out of the British elements. 1,671 more words

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The Swiss Jura

Living in Delemont, in the canton of Jura of Switzerland, I tried to learn French and failed miserably. Luckily, I was part of an international group that all spoke English. 8 more words

Research

YouTube Undergrad Research Video

This is a brief research overview from an undergraduate project as part of the Entomology Department series, “A Day in the Life of…”

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