Author Archives: Nancy

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Entomologist, Science Communicator, and Crafter Twitter: @SciBugs

Striking Gold: Why Are Butterfly Chrysalises Gold?

  Written by Nancy Miorelli Many butterfly chrysalises glimmer in the sunlight with golden studs or gold leafing. Rather than looking like something living, these delicate pupa decorate the surrounding foliage like miniature ornaments. Their beauty and stunning brilliance has been … Continue reading

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SciBugs Collections Etsy Shop!

If you don’t want to scroll down, here’s my etsy store – SciBugs Collections – link! The Short Story:

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I’m Afraid of Bed Bugs and Infestation … Help?

Written by Nancy Miorelli It’s no wonder people are afraid of bugs with how they’re portrayed in the media. It’s true that insects are our major competitors for both our food and our health and invade our homes. In my … Continue reading

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So You’re In the Tropics, Named a New Species Yet?

Written by Nancy Miorelli The short answer is “No.” The long answer is “No.” but with with a bit more explanation. The first is that I’m a communicator, an ecologist, and don’t have a lot of the proper equipment. Have … Continue reading

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Fleeting Moments: How Long Do Butterflies Live?

  Written by Nancy Miorelli Have you ever found some butterflies, been captivated by their magic, and wondered how long they live? Well if you have, you’re not alone. Not only did we get several questions about this in our … Continue reading

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Ecuador Update #3 – From FaceBug to Housing

Hello again! Just bringing you some more news. We’ve so far raised $2,227!!  That leaves us with just $300 to go to reach our goal and build six houses in Carlos’s community. We’ve been planning with Manuel and Cristina and the … Continue reading

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Facebug Challenge, Chibis, and New Houses – Ecuador Earthquake Relief Update

When I put out our plea for help a few days ago asking for aid after the recent earthquakes in Ecuador. I had no idea what was going to become of it. It’s always a little terrifying when you throw a … Continue reading

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