Bug-Blogging Galore

Over at IB401, the entomology students are blogging faster than a swarm of locusts in a candy shop*:

Drop by and leave them some comments!

*or, whatever.

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The students of IB 401: Introduction to Entomology here at UI have started a bug blog, and they've taken to it like...um... belostomatids to water. Go pay them a visit and leave some comments.
tags: Praying Mantis, Preying Mantis, mantid, insects, birds, hummingbirds, offbeat, predation, predatory behavior, nature, streaming video Sandy Lizotte, the Ventura Hummingbird Lady, captures a rare and remarkable moment where a praying mantis was waiting patiently at a hummingbird feeder to…
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Thanks, now I have a mental picture of a crowd of locusts all sitting around with their computers, blogging intently, while sucking on a lolipop with the other 'hand'...

And I really want that pink(!) mantid!