Category: Posts

Here’s where you can find all my past blog posts, in order of most recent to earliest. Enjoy!

Dashing Tiger Beetles

“Dashing” eludes to both their handsome appearance and consistently winning at arthropod track meets year after year.

In Defense of Mosquitoes

They give arthropods a bad name.

Top Ten Cutest Insects

It’s time to reclaim Halloween from the creepier-crawlies and shed some light on how wonderful insects can be!

Please Don’t Mess with Bullet Ants

Seriously, you do not want to end up on their bad side.

Crane Flies Are Not Mosquitoes

No, they’re not mosquitoes. No, they don’t eat mosquitoes. Yes, they are really, really bad at flying.

Beetles, Stars, and Spherical Scat

There’s more to dung beetles than just their odd obsession with poop.

The Crab and the Fiddle

Hey, diddle, diddle,
The crab and the fiddle,
The lobster jumped over the moon…

Termites or Beaver Ants?

With all the lies I’ve been told about arthropods over the years, I was kind of surprised to find that termites really do eat wood.

Top Ten Facts About Murder Hornets

You know you had a rough year when you catch yourself saying, “oh yeah, I totally forgot about the MURDER HORNETS.”

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Tarantula?

Guess who’s not so big and bad after all?