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Why are baby scorpions born white?

A student of mine is researching scorpions and he has a question about emperor scorpions that we have been unable to answer through our own research. He has learned that baby emperor scorpions are born white, but he cannot find … Continue reading

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Why are burying beetles covered in mites?

@BugQuestions Can you help identify this bug and what insects are on it? pic.twitter.com/3Ht56RJ6IS ā€” Groumpio (@jameslaird1976) October 7, 2015 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Sometimes, when writing for this blog, I learn new things about bugs as well. This is one of those … 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 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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Dr. Charles Henry Turner: An Amazing Scientist

This week we are featuring Dr. Charles Henry Turner. Before I begin my article on him, I have a personal note that Iā€™d like to share. As Nancy stated in her blog post on Dr. Margaret S. Collins, I would like to … 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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The “Murder Hornets” AKA Asian Giant Hornet

Well. Thanks New York Times. šŸ™„šŸ™„ 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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Where are we now: Joe

Hi, I’m Joe! For those of who are new to AaE, let me introduce myself. I’m Joe Ballenger. I’m a single dad, and I really like to climb when I’m not working. My background is physiology. Specifically, I’ve done 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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