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Bug Love! The Art Of Finding A Mate In The Insect World
February 14, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Every year on Valentine’s Day, we in the Cockrell Butterfly Center like to think about all our favorite insects and the methods they use to find mates. From special pheromones to elaborate mating rituals, every insect has a way to find a mate (or more often, multiple mates)!   It’s the smell that counts […]

Tales from Tanzania: That’s no mint on your pillow
December 18, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Some hotels leave mints on pillows. But in the African Serengeti, you get assassin bugs. Dave and I had been actively searching for invertebrates on our trip to no avail. The guides thought we were weird (crazy) from all of our questions about insects (as well as snakes and lizards). No one goes to Tanzania […]

Behind-the-Scenes: Insect Photo Safari
August 25, 2008 · 2 Comments

photo credit: emills1 The forrest floor, kind of! I realize that sometimes I tend to be long-winded, especially when it comes to my favorite subject: bugs! I could go on all day about behavior, life cycles, morphology, etc… but most of the time, there are no words to describe the things that we get to […]

PHOTO From You: Insect Identification
May 12, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Hello again insect enthusiasts! Well, we’ve already received another photo from one of our wonderful readers! This week’s photo comes to us from Ben Bailey in College Station. This photo was taken at the Texas A&M horticultural gardens, my alma mater, and a great place observe the variety of bug life Texas has to offer! […]



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