Articles by: Brenna Shea

Notes from the Lab: Caterpillar Goo

As the designated “bug person” in my circle of family and friends, it probably comes as no surprise that I often receive texts asking for bug-related advice. More often than not […]

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Notes from the Lab: The Walking Stick Dilemma

Since 2015, our colony of walking sticks, Medauroidea extradentata, has been reproducing via parthenogenesis (cloning), resulting in an all-female colony of clones. This reproduction method is so successful that males […]

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Notes from the Lab: Entomophagy

The buzzin’ has quieted with the onset of snow, so it’s time for us to make our own seasonal change. Notes from the Lab returns for another run until the […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 10/13/23

This late in the season, every week is a bit of a surprise with every new submission. But with temps still hovering above freezing in the valley, we may be […]

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What’s Buzzin’ 10/6/23

As our days shorten, so too do our What’s Buzzin’ dispatches. But the bugs make the most of our short autumn, just like us humans, and they will continue to prepare themselves […]

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What’s Buzzin’ 9/29/23

Fall is officially upon us, and as temps cool down, submissions tend to slow. We’re seeing a lot of insects ramping up for the colder weather; many are bulking up […]

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What’s Buzzin’ 9/22/23

Welcome back! After a busy week of moving into our new building, What’s Buzzin’ returns with an impressive showing of late-summer, early-fall-flying (and crawling) bugs. As the days cool off, we may […]

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What’s Buzzin’ 9/8/23

Despite the colder temperatures, the winged creatures are still out in abundance, as evidenced by this week’s submissions. Our pollinators are taking advantage of the last few blooming flowers while […]

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What’s Buzzin’ 9/1/23

Happy September! We’re kicking this month off with mistaken identities, elaborate disguises, and disappearing acts. The theme for this week is undoubtedly “crypsis.” Crypsis is a broad term that refers […]

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