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“I Have a Question! Where do Your Bugs Come From?”
April 7, 2016 · 5 Comments

When I’m maintaining the live exhibits in the Brown Hall of Entomology in the Cockrell Butterfly Center, or giving a tour of our Insect Containment Room, one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “Where do the bugs come from?” It’s a very good question! Many people ask if we are able to actually collect them, and I wish […]

Crawlies, Un-creeped: the Truth Behind Your Arthropod Phobias
October 27, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Here’s a task for you: try to rid your audience of their phobias by taking up-close photos of some of the creepiest bugs in our collection. Some are venomous, some do bite, but as usual, none of them want to hurt humans. Any bite or sting in the world of arthropods is an act of self-protection. […]

How to Spread and Mount a Butterfly – Part III
March 10, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS entomologist Erin Mills walks you through how to mount and display a butterfly in this 4-part video tutorial. Part III: Setting the Butterfly Part III continues below:  Check back next week for our final installment of this video series.

It Takes a Village ….A Milkweed Village
September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

As the obligate host plants for monarch caterpillars, milkweeds are a staple in any butterfly habitat garden. However, milkweed is not just for monarchs! Many other insects call the genus Asclepias home, giving rise to the concept of a “milkweed village.” Milkweed plants produce bitter tasting toxins called cardiac glycocides, and insects that eat milkweeds […]



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