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Category Archives: Notes from the Lab

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

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