Category: Insects

Blowing on Bats. For Science.

No, that’s how you find them. IT’S SCIENCE.

Planet of the Arthropods

The IUCN has a report out that suggests over 20% of invertebrate species are at risk of extinction. That is a big deal, and we should be worried.

Happy St. Urho’s Day, 2013!

Mid-March! A time when the US turns its attention to an important event–a type of March Madness, if you will. People stock up on food, buy special t-shirts, and drink alcoholic libations in mass quantities.  […]

Signs of Spring: Hummingbirds

Finally, signs of spring are beginning to show here in New England. Birds are singing, and hopefully some of our tiny, shiny little migrants will be returning soon. There is a Citizen Science project you […]

Harlem Shake: Butterfly Style

The latest internet Meme is the Harlem Shake, and I think this is one of the best versions. A little background: “Harlem Shake” (not  the hip hop dance style) is the title of a 2012 […]

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.

Insect Poop Tea

You might have heard of Kopi Luwak or Cat Poop Coffee, an Indonesian coffee made from beans digested and excreted by civet cats. I love coffee. I mean, I LOVE COFFEE. I would inject it if I […]

How to make a giant aluminum ants’ nest

Details about that amazing aluminum nest cast photo that is making the rounds. It’s SCIENCE!