Frosty Friday Favorites

It's been a quiet week here in Lake Wobegon... wait, wrong blog.  It's been a quiet week here in terms of entomological awesomeness.  The first day of winter was Wednesday so I think the cold and dark is slowing everything down like the hemolymph of an overwintering insect.  In support of that, here's my wintry … Continue reading Frosty Friday Favorites

Festive Friday Favorites

The copious amounts of sugar laced baked goods that keep appearing in the office seem to indicate that it's the holidays.  As I head off down that sucrose rabbit hole twitching like a lab rat on speed, here is my wish list friday favorites list for this week.   Caterpillars - love the shirt, and they … Continue reading Festive Friday Favorites

Who’s eating your thanksgiving dinner?

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?

Fire Alarm!

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!