Yesterday, my father-in-law in Ohio delighted by daughter here in California with a recording from his front porch of the insane din of cicadas. She couldn't believe the volume. Why are they so damn loud? Above, Dr. Samuel Ramsey, "Your Friendly Neighborhood Entomologist," explains why the insects get together in huge gatherings and make so much noise.
I recently saw a post on the Facebook page "Entomemeology" (which bills itself as, "the internet's premier Entomology Meme & Humor Community" — check it out if you like bugs, and humor) describing the weird and wonderful world of stickbug eggs. The post read, "So apparently stickbug eggs look like tiny pots and they hatch… READ THE REST
A creepy and toxic orange animal with bad hair has returned to Florida. According to the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, "Puss Caterpillars," frequently found in the fall and spring, should be avoided as the insect's fur contains "extremely toxic spines." From WFLA: While it's best to leave them alone altogether, experts say if… READ THE REST
A Seattle resident was surprised by a massive moth hanging around his garage. A University of Washington entomologist asked the homeowner to capture the creature in a bag for positive identification. It turned out to be an Atlas moth with a 10" wingspan, the first confirmation of this species in the United States. They're usually… READ THE REST
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