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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Cultural Entomology: Dragonflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are in the Order Odonata.  These insects date back to prehistoric times and have influenced human culture, especially Japanese society.  This video, created for a course called “Insects and Human Society” at Texas A&M University, explores the biology and morphology...

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