Author Archives: SciBugs

About SciBugs

Entomologist, Science Communicator, and Crafter Twitter: @SciBugs

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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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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