Category: Ask an Entomologist
I’ve moved! This is an Archive
This website remains as an archive of my early work.
Will we have fruit in a future without bees?
Do people really still hand pollinate orchards in China? And why don’t they just get more bees?
Wrong on the Internet: Bogus USA Spider Chart
This chart is full of incorrect information.
Don’t throw your DEET Away!
A lot of people have been asking me about the new DEET news. Here’s an entomologist’s opinion, breaking it down.
TL:DR your DEET still works, ignore the headlines.
The horrible truth about Spiderman’s Anatomy
I was on a panel a few weeks ago discussing mutations, and what they can and cannot do. Spider-man was one of the topics, because the sad truth is that the Comics industry has conspired […]
Can Stick Insects really mate for 1400 hours?
Warning: contains naughty engraving of a stick insect menage a trois
It’s National Pollinator Week!
Once again, It’s time to celebrate the little animals that…facilitate plant sex by moving plant sperm around. I’ve discovered over time that a lot of people don’t actually know what pollination is, other than it’s something […]
Bees, pesticides, and CCD: what’s the evidence?
When you apply epidemiology methods to CCD, you might be surprised at the answers you get.
The Coming Beepocalypse
It’s not actually the end of bees