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Best Shots of 2012

Alex Wild (an insect photographer, blogger and myrmecologist) recently put out a call for people to show their best photos of 2012 for a post he’s writing at Scientific American. Here are 5 photos from 2012 that we are quite pleased with: We took this shot at the Soltis Center in Costa Rica...

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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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