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tags: honeybee life cycle, natural history, insects, biology, streaming video The life cycle of a honey bee is presented in this video as an example of complete metamorphosis, the development of an insect from egg to larva, then pupa, then adult. Moths, butterflies and wasps also develop with complete metamorphosis. Some aspects of beekeeping are…

tags: Tvärminne, zoological field research station, Finland, nature Hornet Moth, Sesia apiformis: Hymenopteran biomimic. Tvärminnen eläintieteellinen asema (Tvärminne Zoological field research station) in southwestern Finland. [read more about it: English :: Suomeksi :: På Svenska] Image: Bob O’Hara, 15 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image) This insect is sitting on my camera (to give you…

The Ant Whisperer

tags: The Ant Whisperer, ants, hymenoptera, pheromones, EO Wilson, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, evolution, streaming video If I owned a television, you can bet I’d be watching this Nova program on PBS tonight: The Lord of the Ants. This program describes some of EO Wilson’s amazing discoveries about ant communication, behavioral ecology and evolution [3:40]

tags: Circus of the Spineless, invertebrates, insects, arachnids, plants, algae, blog carnival Welcome to Circus of the Spineless! This is the migratory blog carnival that specializes in all things spineless, and the contributions that you’ll find here range from essays and photoessays, to photographs with some accompanying explanatory text and even a few videos. This…

tags: Bumblebees, Bombus species, Hymenoptera, insects, entomology, natural history Common Eastern Bumblebee, Bombus impatiens. This species is often relied upon to pollinate commercial food crops, such as tomatoes, that are often grown in agricultural greenhouses. Image: Wikipedia [larger view]. The Bumblebees, Bombus species, are among the most popular of all insects. Their black-and-yellow fuzz, large…

Excavating the Kingdom of the Ants

tags: ants, hymenoptera, excavating ant city, nature, science, streaming video This fascinating video details how a scientist learns what an ant colony looks like in the wild — it’s astonishing how big these things can get [3:16]

tags: researchblogging.org, Bombus impatiens, Bumblebees, pathogen spillover, epidemiology, pollinating insects, greenhouses Common Eastern Bumblebee, Bombus impatiens. This species is often relied upon to pollinate commercial food crops, such as tomatoes, that are often grown in agricultural greenhouses. Image: Wikipedia Commons [larger view]. A mysterious decline in North American bumblebee populations is apparently the result of…

Face to Face with a Wasp

tags: Lucasberg, wasp, Hymenoptera, behavior, streaming video This streaming video is a fascinating close-up interaction with a wasp by the photographer, who goes by the name Lucasberg. To get these amazing shots, he used a 180mm SLR macro lens. The photographer says the video is a little shakey because he was balancing on the handrail…

AMNH Subway Art #88

tags: Hymenoptera, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Ant species (but which one, Alex?) as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the West 77th street entrance to the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size]. The ants run away ..

AMNH Subway Art #87

tags: Hymenoptera, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Ant species [detail] as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the West 77th street entrance to the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].