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Poisoning Pesky Pests
April 24, 2009 · 1 Comment

 © Photo credit: Gerald Yuvallos April showers bring flowers – and mosquitoes!!!  The one good thing about our prolonged dry spell is that we have had almost no mosquitoes for months…but that is about to change.  Truly, mosquitoes are some of the most pestilential insects on this earth – not only is their bite unpleasant, […]

Mantids and Me :)
February 19, 2009 · 2 Comments

photo credit: emills1  Some of my Babies  If you couldn’t tell from my previous post “Mantis Madness“, I am wild about mantids! They are quite possibly me very favorite insects, although, it’s hard to say – because I love all insects! This past Saturday, Valentine’s Day, the Cockrell Butterfly Center put on a great event called […]

Where Have All the Bugs Gone?
December 4, 2008 · 5 Comments

It’s that time of year again. The days have gotten shorter and the temperature is slowly dropping. You may have been too busy to notice, but sometime between the shopping and cooking you probably have thought to yourself: I haven’t had to swat away any mosquitoes, or I haven’t been dive-bombed by clumsy June bugs. […]

A Tale of Two Beetles
October 5, 2008 · 4 Comments

photo credit: emills1 Taxicab Beetles During my time here at the Cockrell Butterfly Center, I’ve bred and raised several different types of insects, walking sticks, katydids, grasshoppers, mantids, and even some spiders. These insects are relatively easy to breed and have a quick lifespan. I’ve always wanted to delve into the world of breeding beetles, […]



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