Monthly Archives: March 2016
What happens when two queen bees meet?
Your Name: Dominic Your Bug Question: Hi, I have a question in my head that I know only an Entomologist can answer. it’s about bees. I tried searching for answers on the internet haven’t found any. My question is, What … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology Tagged bee, honey bee, queen 6 Comments
Zika virus update
Written by Joe Ballenger An important paper came out in the journal Science, which I think is a great update of the Zika virus situation in Brazil. Here are the highlights: Microcephaly and Zika The correlation between Zika cases and … Continue reading
Posted in Evolution, News Tagged Epidemiology, Microcephaly, Zika 1 Comment
Do insects get trapped in water drops? Why aren’t they constantly drowning?
Frankwmcarr Question: Is it true that very small insects (e.g., ants) can get trapped inside water drops due to the high surface tension forces of water? We got this question in the comments of Nancy’s post, What do Bugs do … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology Tagged Butterflies and Moths, Chemistry, Physics, Survival, Water 3 Comments
Questions about head lice.
Written by Joe Ballenger We get a lot of questions about lice, and these are really important. On Biofortified, I wrote an article about head louse treatments that was relatively depressing. There are a lot of companies which market louse … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Pest Management, Physiology, Research Tagged Lice, Lice Treatments, Medicine, Parasites 4 Comments
The Entomologist Hobbyist
Let’s jump right on in there. First of all, it seems to me that you’re really interested in Entomology! You’ve told me twice in this short email how you’re excited to get started, so jump on in there!! As long … Continue reading
Posted in Culture Tagged beginner, bug collection, collection, Entomologist, Entomology, friends, hobby, SciComm Leave a comment
Hooks, Graspers, Spikes, and Stalkers … Oh My! How [Some] Insects Have Sex
Written by Nancy Miorelli I’d give this post a PG13 rating. Please don’t take dating advice from insects. Keep everything consensual in your love life. And now, everything you ever wanted to know about insect sex. Actually, that would take too … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology Tagged Bug, Insect, mate guarding, mating wheel, penile spines, reproduction, reproductive biology, SciComm, sex, sexual selection, traumatic insemination 6 Comments
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