Tag: Insects

Insect wars and spiders

I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had time to post on a bunch of cool arthropod news items that have come out lately. Fortunately, Zooillogix is picking them up: Insect Warfare (potential for insects as […]

Insects in the News #22

Several new papers came out in the New Public Library of Science (PLOS) Neglected Diseases Journal: New approach to treating Chagas Disease I’ve been meaning to write about Chagas for a while; this study reports […]

Proof I’m a bug nerd

Here’s my (anthropomorphic) insect pumpkin: In other news, continuing to settle into new job, and even had a day that I felt like I had clue last week. Definitely some big challenges ahead, but I […]

The Happy Hopper

I’ve been thinking about hauling records around with me ad infinitum (see earlier post), which made me think of the plant hoppers, or Fulgoroidea. Their youngsters sometimes cart around a surprising amount of wax: The […]

Yet MORE bug food!

Yet another new article about food that includes insects! “Escamoles: Escamoles are the eggs of the giant black Liometopum ant, which makes its home in the root systems of maguey and agave plants. “ You […]

Bee Documentary on PBS

I almost didn’t find out about this! Thanks to Paul for letting me know! “From crop fields to hi-tech labs, scientists and bee experts are investigating a rapidly unfolding ecological nightmare. The Silence of the […]

Insects in amber: how they got there

A nifty bit of new research for the morning–New evidence about how insects ended up in amber: “People never understood how freshwater algae and freshwater protozoans could be incorporated in amber because amber is considered […]

Attracting and then repelling your pollinators

A nifty article about cycad pollination by thrips in Science today, in which the pollination system of this ancient plant proves to be much more complex than expected. The plants are first attracting, and then […]

Insects in the news #21

Coddling Moth evolves resistance to viral control An interesting story about moth resistance to a commonly used organic pest control, granulovirus. It turns out a change in a single sex-linked gene can radically decrease moth […]