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Mantis Pics

Some great mantis pics from InsectHobbyist: Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Hatchling (Spiny Flower Mantis) Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Adult Pseudocreobotra Ocellata Nymph/Villain from Halo

Now Benny and I have always been suspicious of claims that violent video games spawn violent children. In fact, after zoology, few things are closer to our hearts than violent video games. However in a cruel twist of fate, it appears globalization has pitted our passions against one another. This does look fun… A new…

Songs of Insects Jukebox

Does your cubicle mate play “adult contemporary” while you writhe in agony? Well now you can strike back with the classic rock stylings of your favorite insects! Lang Elliot and Will Hershberger have recently completed a practical guide to 76 species of singing insects, including crickets, katydids and cicadas of eastern and central North America.…

Gallerie d’Bug Arte

“I’m probably the only person to ever remove a grasshopper from Richard Burton’s crotch.” This past Sunday, the Washington Post brought a fascinating entomologist to our attention: Steven Kutcher, bug wrangler to the stars. Getting his start in show business quite haphazardly when he was asked to help arrange a plague of locusts for the…

This creature recently set the world’s record for its limb speed. It stores up an immense amount of energy in its mandibles and then releases it, when it needs to escape from a predator. Here’s a quote from a guy who has experienced the trap jaw ant according to the comments section on YouTube: “There…

Where Have All the Monster Bugs Gone?

Although most humans probably do not lament the disappearance of dog-sized insects, a handful of scientists do. These scientists obviously don’t watch the same movies we do. Recently, a group of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source along with some other researchers from less badass sounding institutions used advanced x-ray equipment to try…

Throwing Tiny Pies at Insects

After careful research, it turns out the footage in this Motorola commercial is in fact real. Pretty ridiculous. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6nshKhqyqU] Add to: Slashdot del.icio.usredditnewsvineY! MyWeb

Brood X

After 17 years of patiently waiting underground, Brood X has begun to emerge with a vengeance, eager to populate our planet with their infernal buzzing (we actually like it). It may sound like the plot for War of the Worlds, but it is actually much more benign and very real. This spring and summer, cicadas…

Termites Are High Society Cockroaches

In an embarrassing revelation for termites everywhere, researchers from the Natural History Museum of London have determined that termites are actually a highly social form of cockroach. Although they appear more similar to ants, genetic testing confirmed the relationship and definitively determined that they were a family of cockroaches. As if this wasn’t humiliating enough,…