So it’s been a while since I wrote a full post, I know. Stop giving me that look, it’s my blog, I can do what I want. And write now (get it… write?) I want to delve into some of what I took away from the last two days at the Aedes Zika summit at … Continue reading Mosquitoes, messages, and moving forward
I just yelled at a couple cockroaches in my office to keep it down. And I admit to being slightly jealous about their.... amorous behavior.
I've never really thought of myself as a "city person" but there is no way I am a "country person". I like the country, I like the wilderness, I like hiking and camping. But I ain't country. I don't like country music. Except for the song about Earl. So here I am on a … Continue reading City Bug, Country Bug
So I moved into my new place last week and all my stuff is... well... not here yet. But it's cool, it's on the way. So with no furniture, no cooking paraphernalia, and no dishes, you know what that means: takeout pizza for dinner! (Thank you Papa Johns.) The delivery person got here super fast … Continue reading Insects, Pizza, and a bit of Speed
Thanksgiving. That quintessential American holiday of eating too much food. But it's not just us eating, insects eat too. There are numerous insects that prey on cranberries, particularly Lepidoptera, but my favorite is the cranberry weevil (Anthonomus musculus), probably because I have a fondness for weevils and their little snouts. Adult beetles will feed on new growth … Continue reading Who’s eating your thanksgiving dinner?
It's been a crazy couple of months with the move and the new job and a new house (almost). You can read that as my pathetic excuse of not writing more if you want, I'm okay with that. But all in all, it's been great. I am really liking all the new experiences, the new … Continue reading Fire Alarm!
I haven't written in a while and that bugs me. I mite have something later, and I will try to bee entertaining. Will I hear anything back but crickets? I am buzzing around, looking for inspiration but I ant got nothing yet.
Today's word of the day: rheotaxis. A form of taxis seen in many aquatic organisms whereby they will (generally) turn to face into an oncoming current.
Some ants can "hold their breath" for 24 hours.
Just learned the coolest fact. Flower mantids color is not just for camouflage. The bright color pattern actually attracts more insects (prey) to the flowers they are hiding on! So flowers with no mantid have fewer insect that visit them.