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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

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

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth (Schizura unicornis)

  • August 14, 2021

The Unicorn Caterpillar Moth is aptly named …and that hump / horn is not for show. According to the University of... Continue Reading

Parthenice Tiger Moth (Apantesis parthenice)

These striking moths are not commonly seen in Montana, so we were thrilled that Carly’s kids found one. They are on... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Butterflies in the Classroom

  • August 12, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! As summer winds down and teachers prepare their classrooms and curriculum for the school year, I... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Daddy Longlegs

  • August 5, 2021

Welcome back to the Lab! This summer has been filled with weekly bug hunts, and as we progress into August and... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Critters of the Salish Sea

  • July 29, 2021

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! This week, I’m out of the office and visiting my family in my hometown of Olympia,... Continue Reading