Pierre Andre Latreille
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
Pierre Andre Latreille, a French entomologist who lived from 1762-1833, is probably best known for having his life saved by a beetle. However there's a lot more to his story, and he went on to make a number of sigificant contributions to the field of entomology ( all thanks to the beetle ). Learn all about this lesser known but important entomologist on this new episode of Insectview.  https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev.en.19.010174.000245 https://www.amusingplanet.com/2020/09/pierre-andre-latreille-entomologist-who.html ..read more
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Insect News 6: Why insects get caught at lights, the AMNH's new wing, and the LAPD
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
Get the scoop  on why insects fly to light, the bugs at the American Musuem of Natural History's new wing, and what happened to the LAPD officer who was attacked by bees in this new news episode!  Sources https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.04.11.536486v1 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/25/arts/design/jessica-ware-insects-american-museum-natural-history.html?searchResultPosition=5 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/25/arts/design/gilder-center-natural-history-museum.htmlhttps://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/1-sent-to-hospital-after-hundreds-of-bees-swarm-encino-neighborhood ..read more
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The Antarctic Midge
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
Meet Antarctica's largest native terrestrial animal, the Antarctic Midge, Belgica antarctica. Learn all about it's discovery during the voyage it was named after, it's interesting biology, and tiny genome in this new episode of Insectview ..read more
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2022 in review
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
New year same Insectview! Tune in to hear our recap of 2022, as well as some plans for the future.  ..read more
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Wooly Bears
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
If you life in north America, you're almost certainly familiar with the little orange and brown caterpillar called the wooly bear. If you're in the Eastern US you may have even gone to a wooly bear festival! However, the rest of it's life cycle is less familiar to most people, a fact we hope to remedy! Tune in to hear about the wooly bear, it's mythos, and the celebrations that have sprung up in it's honor! Citations: https://academic.oup.com/biolinnean/article/68/4/557/2645369 https://journals.biologists.com/jeb/article/214/14/2416/918/How-do-tiger-moths-jam-bat-sonar https://journals.biolog ..read more
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Insect News 5: Army ants in amber, ant milk, and a blast from the past
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
In this episode of insect news hear about a rediscovered rare army ant fossil, a newly discovered milk like substance ants consume, and a selection of insect news stories from the early 20th century. Amber army ant:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221122221254.htm Ant milk: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221130114454.htm ..read more
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Insect News 4: Playfull bumble bees, mosquito magnets, and unusual CT scans
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
In this episode of Insect News we look back on the story of bumble bees playing that was all over the news a few weeks ago. We also take a look at why you might be attracting more mosquito bites then other people, and how some researchers used a CT scanner... on a swarm of bees?  ..read more
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Insect News 3: Battle Bees, The Lanternfly Hoax, and Daylight Savings Time
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
It may have been a slow couple weeks on the Insect News front, but there's always something going on in the world of insects! Hear about the entomological origins of  daylight savings time, a fake spotted lanternfly, and a woman charged for assault by using... bees?  ..read more
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The Rocky Mountian Locust
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
The Rocky Mountain Locust is responsible for what is the largest locust swarm in recorded US history. In 1874 the swarm emerged from the rocky mountains and swept across the Midwest, blocking out the sun and covering entire states, leaving farms completely stripped of vegetation. Learn all about the 1874 swarm, and the insect that it was composed of, on this episode of Insectview! Sources:  https://books.google.com/books?id=kSU4AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA25#v=onepage&q=caloptenus&f=false  The fate of the Rocky Mountain locust, Melanoplus spretus Walsh: implications for conserva ..read more
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Insect News Episode 2: Tailless scorpions and plastic eating waxworms (you know, the usual)
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by Dante and Mia Centuori
1y ago
The Ignobel awards were handed out recently, and the biology prize was given to research on scorpions ( not an insect, but close enough for us)! We also take a look at the recent resurgence of plastic eating waxworms in the news, get the whole story on this episode of Insect News ..read more
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