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Snow Scorpionfly in the genus Boreus, possibly Boreus californicus

  • January 8, 2021

Snow scorpionflies are active in winter and are most often seen crawling over the surface of the snow. Sort of resembling... Continue Reading

Winter Crane Fly in the genus Trichocera

There are close to 30 species of winter crane flies in North America. Compared to some of the massive crane flies... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: The Snow Flea

  • January 7, 2021

Welcome Back to the Lab! Missoula hasn’t seen a lot of snow this winter, at least, not nearly as much as... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: King of the Cave

  • December 31, 2020

Welcome Back to the Lab! And Happy New Year! I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m ready to... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Legend of the Christmas Spider

  • December 24, 2020

Welcome back to the lab! And Merry Christmas! We’re diving into more folklore this week with the legend of the Christmas... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Woolly Bears

  • December 17, 2020

During last week’s Online Bug Encounter, we dove into the history and folklore behind woolly bear caterpillars and their ability to “predict”... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Millipede or Centipede?

  • December 9, 2020

For the past several weeks, we’ve been hard at work wrapping up our citizen science projects for the year. We can’t... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: Insect Winter Ecology: Freeze Tolerance

  • December 3, 2020

This week, we’re wrapping up our series on insect winter ecology with what could be the most extreme winter survival strategy... Continue Reading

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