Latest posts

Notes from the Lab: Barcoding US Ants— Collecting Specimens

  • April 8, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! For the next couple weeks, we will be taking a deep dive into our summer project, Barcoding... Continue Reading

Spring Stonefly in the family Nemouridae

  • April 2, 2021

Spring stoneflies, as their name suggests, typically emerge as adults in spring. They are small, brownish, and unique among other stonefly... Continue Reading

Jumping Spider, female (Pelegrina aeneola)

About two years ago our Development Director, Glenn, witnessed and documented a female of this species slurping up Gray Swordgrass Moth... Continue Reading

Plume Moth in the family Pterophoroidea

Plume moths are members of the micromoth group and have unusually modified wings. At rest, they look like a capital “T”... Continue Reading

Walnut Spanworm Moth, male (Phigalia plumogeraria)

We can tell right away that this is a male, because strangely enough the females don’t have wings! These early season moths... Continue Reading

Spring Field Cricket (Gryllus veletis)

After overwintering as nymphs, spring field crickets are on the move again in fields, vacant lots, and other weedy grassy areas.... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Barcoding US Ants

  • April 1, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! Last summer, MBHI began a partnership with the DNA Learning Center at the Cold Springs Harbor... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Mounting Molts — A Photo Journal

  • March 25, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! As our animals molt and grow, we try our best to preserve their cast-off exoskeletons (molts)... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Entomophagy

  • March 18, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! A couple weeks ago, we covered a handful of insect delicacies from around the world. But we... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Insects in Medicine

  • March 11, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! As we fast approach the one-year mark on the worldwide COVID-19 shutdown, and given the truly... Continue Reading