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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] 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.
[image] Grand Photos of Humble Bugs: Digitizing our Entomology Collection

Grand Photos of Humble Bugs: Digitizing our Entomology Collection

We can now produce amazingly detailed images of our entomology collection as we slowly add our 275,000 specimens to our online database.
[image] Fierce Facts about Fireflies

Fierce Facts about Fireflies

Fireflies are beautiful, but they're way more fierce than you might think. First, they're carnivores. Second, they're poisonous, so don't eat them!
[image] Hunting for Utah Fireflies

Hunting for Utah Fireflies

Christy Bills, our Entomology Collections Manager, leads the Firefly Citizen Science Project, which is building a map of firefly habitats with help from Utah citizens.