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Caught on camera: A wasp…party?

Written by Joe Ballenger During the fall, we get a lot of questions about wasps…but not about wasps in nests. Often, these are from people who work in construction or otherwise around heights. I know the sizing of the pictures … Continue reading

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Why do ticks make people allergic to meat?

Written by Joe Ballenger This question was very unique. We had a person in the AaE Facebook inbox reach out to us after she had been diagnosed with a meat allergy, most likely from a tick. After a conversation with … Continue reading

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Los Angeles is Burning: So What’s Happening to the Bugs?

Written by Joe Ballenger Name: Shamus You Question! Or Comment. =): Do you have any knowledge on insects in western Canada during/following wildfires? Do certain insects have protective measures they take during wildfire, or do they just leave the area? … Continue reading

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Can you hatch eggs taken out of a female katydid?

This is a pretty cool question: Hi, I killed a large green grasshopper-like bug, only to find several reddish- brown rice-shaped things inside. Are they eggs? Can they still hatch? I’m not sure what type of insect it was, but … Continue reading

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Help us out by taking a survey!

We’ve written about scientific conferences before, and we’re happy to announce that all of our writers will be together at ESA 2017 in Denver, Colorado! As always, we’ll write a post summarizing our experience…but our talk is a bit different … Continue reading

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Goop offers bug repellent at 6x what a comparable product would cost.

Written by Joe Ballenger So…I was on Twitter, and this tweet came across my feed. Sitting on the deck swatting away flies or mosquitos is a situation that can be dealt with non-toxically. https://t.co/ff22sYfFIr — goop (@goop) 29 de agosto … Continue reading

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Are there invasive insects from North America? The political consequences of our invasive species.

  Written by Joe Ballenger This question about invasive species caught my eye, mostly because I’m not sure I can give a complete response. Reading abt Asian citrus psyllid. Are there many N. Amer. insects considered pests/invasive on other continents? … Continue reading

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