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A Bug for All Seasons

Friday, June 11, 2021

A Bug for All Seasons

The first insects lived about 412 million years ago, and to this day their descendants are still around — and in large numbers. What that means is, whether you’re a fan of them or not, bugs are ...

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Mosquito Doppelgangers You Have to See to Believe

Monday, May 24, 2021

Mosquito Doppelgangers You Have to See to Believe

Mosquitoes are one of summer’s most unwelcome pests. Chances are if you see one buzzing around you, you’ll start swatting — but what if it’s not actually a mosquito you’re swatting away? As it t...

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Good Luck or Just Another Bug? The Symbolic Meaning of Insects

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Good Luck or Just Another Bug? The Symbolic Meaning of Insects

Insects have been around for just as long as humans — even before humanity as we know it, if you count prehistoric ancient bugs. And for as long as humans have lived alongside bugs, we’ve create...

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Sweet Sounds: Get Ready for Cicada Season

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Sweet Sounds: Get Ready for Cicada Season

Cicada mania is coming this spring. Billions of “Brood X” cicadas will emerge for the first time in 17 years when the ground becomes warm in late April or early May. Having spent nearly two deca...

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Cockroach or Water bug?

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Cockroach or Water bug?

Cockroaches and water bugs both belong to the Insecta class, but beyond that they are surprisingly different. Cockroaches belong to the order Blattodea and water bugs are a part of the Hemiptera...

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