Tag: Insects

Carrion my Wayward Beetle

This is circle of life—or at least an ugly, albeit necessary, curve of it. This is the life of the American Carrion Beetle.

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The Wild Life Season 1 Finale: The Metamorphosis Metaphor

In the Season 1 Finale of The Wild Life, Devon and Richard expose the mystery of metamorphosis, what happens inside the chrysalis, whether or not a butterfly remembers or a caterpillar knows, destroy the metamorphosis metaphor, and build it anew, all with the help of Dr. Martha Weiss of Georgetown University.

It’s Asian Lady Beetle-Mania!

The Asian Lady Beetles are back with a vengeance for their annual autumn invasion.

The Spotted Apatelodes

That’s the Spotted Apatelodes, Apatelodes torrefacta, a beautiful moth of the Bombycidae (Silkworm Moths) family which is commonly mistaken for the somewhat similar looking Sphinx Moth.