The Arthropods of San Francisco (and beyond)

What’s that crawling under your bed… sitting in your light fixture… lurking in your cabinets? Perhaps it’s a new insect species! The Arthropods of Our Homes project has expanded beyond Raleigh — to San Francisco, and from there all seven continents will be sampled for the common arthropods in homes. Watch the video to see more about the arthropods found in San Francisco homes as well as some familiar faces (Matt Bertone and Michelle Trautwein).

“Other than a few pest species, we know very little. There’s still a lot to discover… You don’t have to be an entomologist to stumble upon one of these unique organisms. If only you take the time to learn and observe this wonderful diversity of arthropods that live in our homes.”

-Rob Nelson, Untamed Science

To see more Untamed Science videos about the “Bugs of the World” check out their playlist where new videos will be published throughout the year.

By |2016-11-22T13:46:44-05:00May 28th, 2015|

About the Author:

Lea Shell
Lea Shell is an entomologist and educator who devotes her time convincing others just how wonderfully important insects and microbes are to our lives. She enjoys playing with slime mold, ants, GPS units, climate loggers and interviewing scientists about their middle school experiences.

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