Monthly Archives: December 2014
What does an osmeterium smell like? Does the smell differ between species?
Written by Joe Ballenger After our initial launch, we had a number of people submit questions. One of the first, from Antnommer on Twitter, I found particularly interesting because it aligns with my interest in biochemistry. @SciBugs @BioInFocus @BugQuestions What … Continue reading
Posted in Chemistry, Physiology Tagged Biochemistry, Butterflies and Moths, Chemical ecology, Lepidoptera, Osmeterium, Papilionidae 10 Comments
Is the Smallest Multicelled Organism an Insect?
Written by Nancy Miorelli @Robot_Insect Is an insect the smallest non one celled animal? Which one is smallest? — Charles Simmins (@CharlesSimmins) December 16, 2014 Well, in short. No. It’s actually a microscopic, parasitic zooplankton that attaches itself to the … Continue reading
Posted in Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Physiology Tagged Fairyfly, Insect, Smallest, Zooplankton 1 Comment
Hello, and welcome!
Welcome to our website, Ask an Entomologist! This blog is an experiment in science communication. Most science bloggers write about events in the news, or about scientific discoveries which interest them. The authors of this blog, however, want to take … Continue reading
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