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Blog Archive: entomology

[image] Zombie Ants

Zombie Ants

Researchers discuss zombies: The real, the fake, and their significance in science and culture.
[image] New Species of Leech Found in Utah

New Species of Leech Found in Utah

Experts are starting to realize that North America is home to an unexpected diversity of leech species.
[image] Why Do Ants Farm?

Why Do Ants Farm?

Humans aren't the only farmers. Ants have evolved to cultivate their own crops.
[image] Behind the Scenes: What Good is a Dirty Kid?

Behind the Scenes: What Good is a Dirty Kid?

Children - as well as adults - can benefit from coloring outside the lines and playing in the mud.
[image] A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

NHMU Director Jason Cryan discovered a new insect in museum collections, and the species wasn't seen again for 20 years.
[image] Utah Fireflies Light Up the Night

Utah Fireflies Light Up the Night

Lightning bugs aren't a rarity in the Beehive State. They're all over.
[image] How a Museum Artist Made a Firefly Glow

How a Museum Artist Made a Firefly Glow

Emily Szalay, a preparator with the Natural History Museum of Utah, has made a super-sized version of a lightning bug.
[image] European Firebug Spreads in Utah

European Firebug Spreads in Utah

Have you spotted a European firebug?
[image] Top 5 Venomous Encounters in Nature

Top 5 Venomous Encounters in Nature

Venom is the word for poison that is injected, and animals have evolved some nifty ways to deliver their venom. Here's our top 5 list of unexpected venomous creatures on the planet.
[image] The Dracula of Wasps

The Dracula of Wasps

The tarantula hawk, found in Utah, is a page out of a collection of horror stories. Beautiful, huge, painful, and parasitic - it's a wasp that tops the Sting Pain Index and finds its way into NHMU's "The Power of Poison" exhibit.