Updating the Species Scape

This post was written by Clint Penick & Magdalena Sorger As the world’s entomologists gather in Orlando this week for the International Conference of Entomology [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:43-05:00September 25th, 2016|

The Most Important Map You Will Ever See

and other stories of the biogeography of pathogens Among the greatest of the unwinnable debates among academics is the place of humans in nature. It [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:53-05:00November 25th, 2014|

Good News: We’ve all got mites!

Over the last year and a half, hundreds of you volunteered to have your faces scraped for science. In looking at the contents of your [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:56-05:00August 27th, 2014|

Mapping the ants of the world

Several years ago, Benoit Guénard decided that he was interested in knowing where one kind of ant could be found. Another ant biologist asked. Benoit [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:57-05:00August 13th, 2014|


Very occasionally, the opportunity arises for a group of people to decide where and how to build a city. In 1792 the legislators of North [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:58-05:00July 23rd, 2014|

I Am Mouse, Hear Me Roar

When Paul showed up at work with that coffee can full of mice babies, I knew I was perched on the zenith of the best [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:04-05:00June 23rd, 2014|

Big City Social Life

As urbanization spreads and city structures replace many social insect colonies' natural habitats, these insects still manage to survive—and even thrive. The secret to their [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:09-05:00February 25th, 2014|

The Art and Science of Life After Chernobyl

At first glance, the insect paintings by Cornelia Hesse-Honegger look no different than the images in a Peterson field guide. The subjects are set against [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:16-05:00January 6th, 2014|
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