Author Archives: SciBugs

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Entomologist, Science Communicator, and Crafter Twitter: @SciBugs

Entomologist Answers Commonly Googled Questions About Entomology and Entomologists

Written by Nancy Miorelli I’ve been rehauling my YouTube channel and I thought – that as member of the Ask an Entomologist team – what better way to spread the bug love than to answer questions that are commonly Googled! … Continue reading

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Is This Asian Lady Beetle Meme True?

Written by Nancy Miorelli This meme – floating around FB. Fact? Fiction? Mix? I’m starting to feel like we’re the Snopes of Entomology. The answer? Mostly False.  Like 98% False. And lots of misleading information. 

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Healthy Insect Relationships: How Insects Court Each Other

Written by Nancy Miorelli A while back I wrote an article about how insect relationships are a bit … non consensual. And these kinds of articles flood the internet because it’s all the hype and drama that you’d want to … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Woodwork: Worm Shoes, Mayflower II Restoration, and Maintaining Wood for the Long Term

Written by Nancy Miorelli Edited by Dylan Perry My Dad has interesting hobbies and interests. One such interest is history – specifically during the age of tall ships. Tall ships are those ships that are cruising around in Pirates of … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Choked Up Over It! Can Insects Choke?

Written by Nancy Miorelli This brilliant gem came from a five year old. Kids ask the best questions, don’t they? MY 5 YEAR-OLD: I have a good question ME: okayKID: can bugs chokeME: wow KID: knew it was a good … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth

Written by Nancy Miorelli We’ve been having a lot of fun and games on our Facebook Page! Literally. Games. Like our new bug quiz series! Which of the lettered insects is a butterfly? So have a quick look a the … Continue reading

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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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