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Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

10-18-2018

Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

On September 24, 2018, media outlets reported the discovery of the first known naturally-occurring all female termite colonies in remote coastal areas of southern Japan. Published in the journal, BMC Biology, University of Sydney's School of Life...

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How Moths Can Ruin Your First Sweater Weather Day

10-10-2018

How Moths Can Ruin Your First Sweater Weather Day

With the fall season upon us, it may be time to break out your sweaters. You look forward to the change in the seasons but what's this? Holes in your favorite sweaters? How could this be? Well, most likely clothes moths laid their eggs on your...

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Friday the 13th: Bug Superstitions

04-05-2018

Friday the 13th: Bug Superstitions

In the spirit of this April's, Friday the 13th, Hulett invites you to take a look at some interesting bug superstitions. All sorts of superstitions and folklore surround insects. Always looking for signs in nature, humans insist on perpetuating...

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The Real Life Insects That Inspired Fantastical Harry Potter Creatures

11-30-2016

The Real Life Insects That Inspired Fantastical Harry Potter Creatures

First, are you a fan of the Harry Potter series, and if you're not, have you been living under a rock?! Did you ever wonder if any of those magical creatures in the novels are actually based on real life creatures? Well, it turns out that they do!...

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Why Are People So Afraid Of Insects And Spiders?

11-09-2016

Why Are People So Afraid Of Insects And Spiders?

According to the diagnostic manual of mental disorders, people who suffer from pathological fears of spiders and insects have what is referred to as "entomophobia." Of course people can be afraid of creepy-crawlies without having a full-blown...

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Why Do Some Worker Insects Occasionally Kill Their Queen?

10-25-2016

Why Do Some Worker Insects Occasionally Kill Their Queen?

Most people probably assume that worker insects cannot possibly commit matricide against their birth-giving queen leaders. Well, most people are wrong because it happens all the time. There are indeed some rare circumstances in which matricide,...

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So You Think You Know Everything About Dragonflies

08-31-2016

So You Think You Know Everything About Dragonflies

Almost everyone has seen a dragonfly at least once in their lifetime. They're big, colorful, and generally well-liked, as they kill many insect pests and leave us humans alone. But while these insects may seem pretty normal and you probably don't...

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A Symphony Of Insects

08-24-2016

A Symphony Of Insects

If you have been eagerly awaiting the new groundbreaking CD and book entitled The Songs Of Insects, which features a symphony of bugs singing in harmony, then I am afraid that you just missed it. However, for the five or six people who love the...

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Aphids Found in Christmas Trees

12-22-2015

Aphids Found in Christmas Trees

According to the Home Depot in West Palm Beach, Florida there have been three different reports of aphids being found in Christmas trees. Toy Whitaker, bought a tree from Home Depot about a week and a half ago and this past Tuesday said his...

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Entomology Professor Instilling a Passion For Insects In Her Students

12-16-2015

Entomology Professor Instilling a Passion For Insects In Her Students

Within the first week of "Introduction to Entomology," professor Tiffany Heng-Moss gives all of her students a live cockroach. Each student is not only responsible for keeping the cockroach but researching on it as well. When Heng-Moss discovers...

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