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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 Treehopper Named After NHMU Executive Director

New Treehopper Named After NHMU Executive Director

NHMU Director Jason Cryan is a world expert on treehoppers, and now he has one named after him.
[image] Fireflies in New Mexico? Yes, if You Know Where to Look

Fireflies in New Mexico? Yes, if You Know Where to Look

The Western Firefly Project has been tracking lightning bug hotspots beyond the Beehive State.
[image] It's Firefly Season in the West

It's Firefly Season in the West

The Western Firefly Project is finding lightning bugs in unexpected places.
[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.