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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

Giving Thanks for Pollinators

  • November 26, 2020

In honor of the holiday, we’re taking a break from our series on Insect Winter Ecology to revisit a previous issue... Continue Reading

Insect Winter Ecology: Freeze Avoidance

  • November 19, 2020

Last week, we kicked off our series on insect winter ecology with a look into a well-known overwintering strategy: Migration. But not... Continue Reading

Insect Winter Ecology: Migration

  • November 12, 2020

With the amount of snow we’ve gotten in the last couple weeks, you might find yourself wondering what happens to insects... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The Cutest Roaches Around

  • November 5, 2020

When you think of cockroaches, “cute” isn’t usually the first word that comes to mind. Yet that is how Therea petiveriana, or the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: I Vant to Suck Your Blood

  • October 29, 2020

Welcome Back to the Lab! And a Happy Halloween to you all! We’re wrapping up this month’s spooky topics with the vampires of... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Rise from Your Grave

  • October 22, 2020

I live for horror movies. So it should come as no surprise that October is my favorite time of year. This... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The Mummy’s Tomb

  • October 8, 2020

If you’ve been keeping up with our Online Bug Encounters, you might have tuned into yesterday’s topic on parasitoid wasps. Parasitoid wasps are... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Malaise Trap Survey (continued!)

  • October 1, 2020

Back in July, we introduced you to our ongoing project in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The study aims to better understand the... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Native Mantids

  • September 24, 2020

While out on a bug walk with the Montana Natural History Center’s Master Naturalist students this weekend, we were blown away... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Celebrity Bugs

  • September 17, 2020

This is not my first rodeo when it comes to late summer wildfire smoke. However, this is the first year it has actually... Continue Reading