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Gamified Entomology Workshops & Ecuador EcoTourism. Hai – I’m Nancy

Nancy is an Entomologist living in Ecuador. Her tourism business was going strong in Ecuador before the everything of 2020, but now she’s focused on gamified entomology workshops. Continue reading

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What’s so special about periodical cicadas?

So. Short and easy question. Why do people love the periodical cicadas?

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Do Wasp Nest Decoys Work?

Do wasp nest decoys actually work? No. Mostly likely not. Learn about why! Continue reading

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Do new species always happen because of reproductive isolation?

So, I really like this question from Zach Weinersmith: He later followed up the query with a further clarification: This is a fantastic question, because there’s a lot of REALLY weird biology when it comes to how lineages diverge. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Sophie Lutterlough: The One Woman Information Bureau

Written by Nancy Miorelli As we bring our celebration of Black Entomologists Who Shaped Entomology to a close, the Ask an Entomologist team is continuing the conversation about how we can help provide support, inclusivity, and diversity in our science … Continue reading

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Lonnie Standifer and the beginning of honeybee toxicology

Honeybees and humans have an ancient relationship. There’s evidence of honeybees being kept in clay pots in North Africa roughly 10,000 years ago. On Twitter, we’ve even discussed the bizarre twists and turns of how honeybees were studied up until … Continue reading

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Dr. Margaret S. Collins: The Termite Lady – Featuring Black Entomologist Stories

Margaret Collins, the Termite Lady, was an African African who helped shape the face of entomological termite research but was also a powerful force fighting for human rights Continue reading

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The “Murder Hornets” AKA Asian Giant Hornet

Well. Thanks New York Times. 🙄🙄 Hai. I’m Nancy – I was supposed to write my “Re-introduction” this week because of our hiatus. However … Now that every entomologist ever needs to clean up this puked up fur-ball of a … Continue reading

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We’re coming back from hiatus tomorrow!

Dear Fans and Friends,   First of all, we, the Ask an Entomologist team would like to thank you for submitting your question. Many have asked questions throughout the years, and your continued interests in insects is greatly appreciated.   … Continue reading

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The Household Casebearer is…a little weird. It’s also one of the most common pests we get asked about.

Written by Joe Ballenger We get a lot of questions about household pests, and the biology of these pests can be a bit…weird. Most live in dry areas, and have a lot of adaptations to deal with it. It’s also … Continue reading

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