Category Archives: Insects
10-18-2018Recent 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...Read More
10-10-2018How 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...Read More
04-05-2018Friday 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...Read More
11-30-2016The 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!...Read More
11-09-2016Why 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...Read More
10-25-2016Why 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,...Read More
08-31-2016So 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...Read More