Author Archives: SciBugs

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Entomologist, Science Communicator, and Crafter Twitter: @SciBugs

Announcment – New Writer – Joanie Mars

Written by Nancy Miorelli I am so excited and honored to introduce Joanie Mars as our new writer. When Joe and I started this little project about three years ago, we had no idea that it was going to grow … Continue reading

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Why Do Bugs Circle Lights and Fibonacci, and Other Mathematical Patterns Found in Insects

Written by Nancy Miorelli I recently received this question when talking to one of the tourists at the Maquipucuna Ecolodge, where I work. I thought it was so interesting because we always hear about mathematical patterns – especially Fibonacci sequences … Continue reading

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Fair Use: Can I Use That (Bug) Picture in My Art?

Written by Nancy Miorelli With help from Stephane De Greef I’m an admin for the Entomology FaceBook Group and copyright comes up a lot. In fact, the admins had a long discussion about this particular picture. We discovered that it closely … Continue reading

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Why are Insects Important?

Written by Nancy Miorelli You know, it seems strange that it’s taken us more than 3 years to address this question! I’ve been doing a few interviews recently and I keep getting asked “Why are Insect Important?” In fact, it … Continue reading

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Changing Times: How Will Climate Change Affect Insects?

Written by Nancy Miorelli During my week curating Real Scientists, a twitter account with rotating scientists, communicators, and artists, I had some really great questions about insects come in. One I thought was particularly insightful was about climate change and … Continue reading

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Tough Shell – Is the Beetle Shell Related to Beetles’ Evolutionary Success?

Written by: Nancy Miorelli Last week,  March 5 – 11, 2017 I had the most wonderful opportunity to tweet from the Real Scientists Twitter Account. Every week they pick a different scientist, science communicator, or artist to curate the account. And … Continue reading

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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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