it’s only when you look closely at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realize how often they burst into flames – Harry Hill
Monarch butterflies are probably the best-known species of butterfly in North America. They are famous for their long migrations south before the northern winter frosts kill their eggs and adults. These migrations are one of the most amazing in nature and individuals can travel up to 2,000 miles from home. In […]
Let me introduce Tank. Tank just moved here from Madagascar and is really grumpy (I know this because hissing cockroaches hiss when they are mad – and tank hisses a lot); hence his give name – Cantankerous. We just call him Tank. And you can’t blame Tank for being grumpy […]
Jennifer Angus, an artist from Madison, WI, has created some insect art that may give some people nightmares. But, if you are an entomologist, it may give you another type of dream.
A researcher at Oregon State University discovered an ancient species of fly (order: Diptera) that was found embedded in a piece of amber dating back over 100 million years old. What makes this fly so special is that it is a new species, genus and family of insect that has […]
The ant genus of the month is the Cataglyphis genus. This ant would not win any “Ant America Pageant” but it definitely would win a desert survival competition. Why? Because it is one of the most heat tolerant animals known to man! One species in this group, Cataglyphis bicolor, lives in […]