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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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Haiku Mondays: Jumping Spiders

   This photo of mating jumping spiders is astounding!   It was taken by Huub de Waard, a Dutch photographer who specializes in macrophotography of insects and other small arthropods.  We love his work and we are honored to feature this photo as part of our Monday Haiku Series. Salticidae Look to...

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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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Aphids

Aphids, like the ones on this plant, can be major agricultural pests.  They have a long, needle-like mouthpart called a rostrum that they use to jab into the leaves and drain the plant sap.  Even though aphids are small, they’re pretty easy to identify – just look for the rounded,...

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