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.
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.
Spineless: Threats to the world’s invertebrates
Hot off the press, a new report published by the Zoological Society of London, in cooperation with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Wildscreen. You might recognize IUCN as the authors of the […]
Are Neonicotinoid Pesticides Killing Bees?
Short answer: Yes. But probably not the way you think.
Return of Waspzilla
You might remember this story from last August, when the discovery of a species of Waspthulu was announced. The researchers just published the first paper describing this species. Its name is now Megalara garuda. “Because […]
Crowd-sourcing Ant Science
Earlier this week, the internets were buzzing with a claim that Kickstarter is funding more projects than the National Endowment for the Arts. It turns out that may not be strictly true, but it certainly […]
I realized that I had posted about this new publication on Twitter, but not here–this must be remedied ASAP! A beautiful publication was recently released by the USDA Forest Service and the Pollinator Partnership: Bee […]
Lord of the Ants
When I first heard the title of this television show, my first thought was that it would involve a dancing E. O. Wilson in tights. Sadly, no. Or, maybe that’s a good thing–you tell me. […]
Lost Bumblebees of Denmark
One of the really cool things about Entomology is there are a lot of opportunities for longitudinal studies. For hundreds of years, bug nerds have been routinely killing and preserving the subjects of their studies, […]