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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

Notes from the Lab: The Siren’s Call

  • October 21, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! Parasites have long occupied a niche space within the horror genre. Think Alien (1979), Shivers (1975), The Thing (1982), and the metaphorical... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The “Z” Word

  • October 14, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! I live for horror movies. So it should come as no surprise that October is my... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Mushiking

  • October 7, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! When Beatlemania swept across the planet in the early and mid-60’s, beetlemania was already alive and well... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Revisiting “Murder Hornets”

  • September 30, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! It’s been over a year since our issue on the Vespa mandarinia, aka the Asian Giant Hornet... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Southern Migrations

  • September 23, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! And happy fall! I don’t think I know a single person who isn’t excited for the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Spotted Lanternfly

  • September 16, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! When a young contestant at the Kansas State Fair submitted his insect collection for exhibition, he... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: 2021 Malaise Trap Survey

  • September 9, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! Field season has come to close and if you’ve been with us since last year, you... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The Bite of the Black Widow

  • September 2, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! In 1901, an unfortunate construction worker in southern California was visiting an outhouse at his jobsite... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Walking Sticks

  • August 26, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! Keeping in theme with our classroom pets and European mantis issues, it’s time to take a look at an insect... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Native Mantids

  • August 19, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! If you were in Missoula last weekend, you may have had the opportunity to visit us at... Continue Reading