I am very disappointed to learn that the term "bah humbug" has nothing to do with bugs or insect. My day is now ruined.
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
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
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?
I was talking to a coworker today and they were saying they were worried about family drama over Thanksgiving. I told them I knew where colonies of Dermestids were to take care of any bodies. The turkey carcass, what were you thinking?
Okay, so that's a bit of an exaggeration. A cold front is supposed to hit tonight and lows are supposed to be near freezing. It's been a great week and I am looking forward to a short work-week next week. As busy as I was, there were a few things I came across that were … Continue reading Frigid Friday Favorites
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!