I’m afraid I have been a very Bad Bug Blogger lately–I am sooooo swamped. My new job is kicking my butt (in a good way). Oh, and there’s the little matter of a paper I’m supposed to give in 2 weeks at the ESA conference…
Fortunately, many of my fellow bloggers are writing good stuff–here’s some recent arthropod posts for you to peruse:
- Bootstrap Analysis finds a citation for some kinky bedbug research that I missed! (Seriously–bed bug mating is just messed up. And, therefore, fascinating!)
- Seeds Aside is back in blogging action again, and has a timely post about dieting (for stick insects) from a paper in Oikos
- The Other 95% finds some very bad reporting in coverage of the giant sea scorpion fossil found recently. It was called an insect in most of the stories I saw…ugh!
- Entertaining Science covers a recent PLOS paper about how Viscoelastic fluids in carnivorous plants help trap insects
- Aetiology covers the resurgence of Chikungunya (a mosquito-vectored disease)
- An interesting personal take on a story about using termites to generate biofuels
- Andrea finds a pet Carabid
And, in case you missed it–Lamar Alexander had a springtail species named after him. Apparently the springtails look like they are wearing plaid shirts.