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Roger that, Grandma

  This is a re-post of an original Bug Chicks post on Science Friday.   Last week, while we were teaching on the east coast, we decided to visit Kristie’s 97-year old grandmother. Kristie hadn’t seen her in about three years and wanted to interview her about her life and family history. During the...

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Entomology in One Word

  This is a re-post of an original Bug Chicks post on Science Friday.   During the Entomological Society of America’s annual meeting in Knoxville last year, we met people with an incredible diversity of interests when it came to arthropods. Scientists, students, instructors, and technicians...

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Pink Katydids

  This is a re-posting of an original Bug Chicks post on Science Friday.   We spent the holiday break looking over our photos from 2012 and compiling a list of our best from the year. For this post, we decided to talk about one photo that we picked.  It is not a great photo, technically speaking....

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Earwigs: Beating a Bad Rap

This post is a reposting of an original Bug Chicks article on Science Friday. Many insects are pegged with a bad reputation.  While this is warranted in such cases as mosquitoes that transmit malaria, bed bugs and lice that are nuisance pests, or locusts that devour crops, some insects are...

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Late Bloomers

Featured photo caption: You’ll find this mayfly in the spring, but there are other species that emerge in the autumn. We were driving back from a workshop the other day when we saw several big, fluttering insects near the road. As we pulled up to the stoplight and got a closer look, we...

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Silverfish: Your Quiet Roommates

This is a repost of our original article found on Science Friday. Most of us have seen the small, silvery creatures hiding out in our bathroom and kitchen cupboards. These are silverfish, so named for the tiny silver scales all over their bodies. These primitive animals spend their time munching...

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Cool Characters

One of the great things about living in Texas was the abundance of insects, all the time. Because it was hot for much of the year, we could find bugs to film and photograph just about any time we wanted. We admit it. We were totally spoiled. When we moved to Oregon, we were scared that we would...

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