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The Mad Hatterpillar

There is nothing I love more than finding an amazing new insect to tell you about!  Today it’s the “Mad Hatterpillar.” As you can see from this photo, these caterpillars (Uraba lugens, larvae of a […]

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Silk Pavilion

How to get 6,500 silk worms to make you a house. Sort of.

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Painting Cicadas

Video showing the creation of a painting about cicadas. Lovely!

Insect Nation

A little musical interlude for your evening: Bill Bailey on the destruction of the planet.

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Time for Cicadas!

Hurray! Info about these summer singers

Guest Post: Honey bees, CCD, and the Elephant in the Room

Dr. Doug Yanega stops by to tell us why he thinks Colony Collapse Disorder is nothing new.

Bumble bees of Spring!

Bumbles are one of the first pollinators out in the spring, and the fuzzy adorableness of their bodies helps retain heat.