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Tag Archives: Insect
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
Posted in Education, Identification, Pest Management Tagged arthropod, Entomology, Forensic entmology, forensic entomologist, How Do Entomologists Help Solve Crimes, Insect, What Do Entomologists Do, What Do Entomologists Do at a Crime Scene, What Do Entomologists Do Every Day, What Do Entomologists Make, What Do Entomologists Study, What Do Entomologists Use To Catch Insects, What Do Entomologists Wear, What Does Entomology Mean, Why Do Entomologists Study Insects, Why Do Entomologists Use Dichotomous Keys 3 Comments
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
Posted in Behavior, Physiology Tagged black death, bubonic plague, Bugs, choke, feeding, flea, Insect, Insects, plague Leave a comment
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
Posted in Culture Tagged Bug, Compound Eye, eye, fibonacci, hexagon, honey bee, Insect, Math, mathematical patterns, moth lamp meme, why are bugs attracted to lights Leave a comment
Hooks, Graspers, Spikes, and Stalkers … Oh My! How [Some] Insects Have Sex
Written by Nancy Miorelli I’d give this post a PG13 rating. Please don’t take dating advice from insects. Keep everything consensual in your love life. And now, everything you ever wanted to know about insect sex. Actually, that would take too … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology Tagged Bug, Insect, mate guarding, mating wheel, penile spines, reproduction, reproductive biology, SciComm, sex, sexual selection, traumatic insemination 6 Comments
A Night in the Museum
Written by Nancy Miorelli Basically, things showed up in boxes with with various bits of label data. Some of which is incomplete, some of which the specimens aren’t preserved properly, and some of which aren’t stored properly. This all kind of … Continue reading
Posted in Taxonomy Tagged box, drawer, funding, Insect, museum, natural history, specime 2 Comments
Which arthropod pets are good for beginners?
Your Name: Alex Your Bug Question: Hello. I love my pets very dearly. Sadly I am going to college and cannot take them with me. I believe a tarantula would be the best option because I plan to bring it … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Insect Rearing Tagged arthropod, Insect, Pet, tarantula 3 Comments
A Bug Landed On Me. Now What?
Written by Nancy Miorelli This question came in from our email. Your Name: Su What is the best thing to do when an unidentified bug lands on or is crawling on me? Panic and just Get It Off or stay … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior Tagged Bug, Insect 3 Comments
What insects are entomologists afraid of?
Written by Joe Ballenger Your Name: Jessica Your message: Just wondering if entomologists feared any insect bug or other creatures with lots of legs? I’m recently freaked out but monster freaking demon camel crickets so pretty much every cricket is … Continue reading
What makes a good model organism? How are models different from one another?
Post written by Joe Ballenger This question started out as a conversation with Enlightened Bugs on Twitter. They sent us a picture of a deformed wasp, and asked what could have caused her wings to appear like this: There’s a … Continue reading
Posted in Physiology, Research Tagged genetics, Insect, life cycle, Model Organism, Physiology 2 Comments
What Is an Entomologist?
Written by Nancy Miorelli I will give you that “Entomologist” isn’t a particularly popular term. In fact, when I tell people that I’m an entomologist, they usually ask, “… so like, words?” I then have to explain to them that … Continue reading
Posted in Research Tagged Arachnology, Entomologist, Entomology, Insect, Jobs, Navy, Outreach, Research, Spiders, students, Teachers 3 Comments
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